Dr. Lisa Burnett
Dr. Lisa Burnett was born and raised on the east coast in Virginia. She moved to Colorado in high school then obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from Colorado State University. She then moved back to the east coast landing in North Carolina this time. After working as a veterinary technician for over 10 years, Lisa went back to school and graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She spent her last year of veterinary school in Texas and loved it so much, she decided to move there for work.
Dr. Lisa worked as a private veterinarian on a large reined cow horse ranch in Weatherford, Texas for 2 years before moving back to Colorado where she met her husband (who happened to be from Texas). Dr. Lisa has worked as a mixed animal veterinarian in Cheyenne, Wyoming for the past 4 ½ years before leaving to start Western Skies.
Dr. Burnett lives in beautiful Northern Colorado with her husband, two dogs, and two horses. She enjoys being outdoors, playing with her dogs, riding her horses and getting up into the scenic mountains of Colorado.
Dr. Burnett is proud to be CAETA certified (The Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy).
Dr. Emilea Burton
Dr. Emilea Burton spent her childhood in West Virginia and then spent about 14 years in North Carolina before moving to Colorado. She attended North Carolina State University for 8 years, earning a bachelor’s degree in zoology, and then her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree in 2015. She pursued a small animal internship at the VCA Veterinary Specialists of Northern Colorado and received additional training in neurology, surgery, internal medicine, emergency/critical care, and general practice.
After spending several years in general practice, Dr. Emilea learned about in-home end-of-life care and quickly realized what an invaluable resource this was for the community. She believes providing a peaceful end-of-life transition is perhaps the most meaningful gift we can give to our pets and has dedicated the past 3 and a half years to serving families and their pets through veterinary hospice care. She is grateful for the opportunity to join Dr. Lisa and to continue bringing comfort and compassion to families and pets during the final stage of life. Emilea recently completed over 100 hours of end-of-life care continuing education and earned her certification in hospice and palliative care (CHPV). She also has a strong interest in improving mental health in the veterinary profession and is a certified compassion fatigue professional (CCFP).
Away from her work, Dr. Emilea enjoys going on adventures with her partner Taylore, spending time with family, partaking in outdoor activities, volunteering in the community, horseback riding, and checking out local music and events. She loves traveling and has previously traveled with World Vets, providing veterinary care to underserved areas of the world. Helping homeless animals is also a passion of hers, and she has opened her home to over 30 foster animals over the years. Emilea and Taylore share their home with a teacup Chihuahua (Nugget), two Chihuahua mixes (Speck and Dottie), a Siamese mix cat (Sydney), a Saint Bernard mix (Charlie), two miniature donkeys (Cocoa and Puff), and a horse (Beau). There is never a dull moment, and she wouldn’t have it any other way.
Emily Veloz was born and raised in the heart of Sacramento Valley, then spent 2 fun years in Nashville before settling in colorful Northern Colorado. She worked the better part of a decade in upper management for chain spas before looking for something more fulfilling, and finding that with Western Skies.
An accomplished business manager and empathetic pet parent, Emily was very excited to join the Western Skies team in May 2023 as the Client Care Coordinator. She is the first person you will make contact with and wants to hear your favorite things about your best furry friend. She is here to help you feel confident in your decision to give your companion the gift of humane euthanasia, and hold your hand or cry with you when you need support.
Outside of Western Skies, Emily spends her free time exploring nature with her husband Isaac, solving escape rooms, baking bread, crocheting to her heart’s content, and cuddling with Sherman and Matilda, her very cute and very mischievous dachshunds.
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