Brooke Butler, DVM
Regional Medical Director
DVM in 2015 from the University of Florida
Why Emergency Medicine?
I love the adrenaline and unknowns of emergency veterinary medicine. Every day brings a new and exciting challenge! But most importantly, I love helping people and their pets when they need it most. And when they need it most is during a potentially life threatening emergency.
Dr. Butler joined VEG in 2017. After meeting Dr. Bessler and David Glattstein, she packed up her car and moved from sunny Florida to New York to pursue a career in veterinary emergency medicine with VEG. Dr. Butler started as an emergency veterinarian in Rockland, NY, then became medical director of our Union, NJ location. Now, she is regional medical director of all hospitals outside of NY/NJ.
At home, Dr. Butler has a dog of her own, Sugar, who is an energetic (and anxious) Border Collie mix. Dr. Butler ran the NYC Marathon in 2018. She loves any and all water sports, including wakesurfing, wakeboarding and scuba diving. She loves traveling to exotic locations around the world and embarking on new adventures!
Get To Know Me
If I were a superhero, my superpower would be:
I feel like a superhero everyday at work. My superpowers include removing a foreign body from a puppy’s intestines or removing fluid from a cat’s chest cavity. All emergency staff have superpowers and that’s why we love what we do! But it would also be cool to teleport…
What are you happiest doing when you’re not working?
I’m an adrenaline junkie, so I love traveling the world on crazy adventures. Some of my favorite trips included trekking in Patagonia, paragliding in Norway, canyoning in the Azores and hiking in Bhutan. Stay tuned for the next adventure!
What has been the most rewarding part of your career/position?
I have met so many incredible veterinary professionals at VEG who all have the same vision and goals. Learning from each other, growing personally and professionally and supporting the VEGolution as a team has been unbelievable.
The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is:
‘The biggest rewards require the biggest risks’. I lived in Florida my whole life and moved to New York for an opportunity at VEG. I had to choose comfort or challenge, and I chose the challenge. I have never once regretted that decision.