Bill Burlingame, DVM
Meet Dr. Bill
Dr. Burlingame (Dr. B as most know him) founded Quil Ceda Veterinary Clinic in 1980. He practiced canine and feline medicine & surgery until selling the practice in 2005. Dr. B currently works part-time in the same practice and has a professional passion for natural cancer therapy, the immune system and its role in chronic disease, longevity for pets and an adrenal gland disorder called Plechner Syndrome. Ramaekers Immune Formulas have been an important cornerstone in his patient care protocols since 2001.
Dr. B hails from Akron Ohio and graduated from Ohio State Veterinary College in 1977. After graduation, he worked in a central hospital / emergency/ referral center in Akron, Ohio for two years.
Dr. B’s family has a small independent grocery store in Akron, Ohio. This is where he worked as a boy and the years of experience there taught him strong work habits and determination. With that determination Dr. B remembers asking his third grade teacher how to spell “Veterinarian”, so the seed was planted early on.
As a kid he always had a menagerie of pets and now has had the privilege of owning 3 amazing dogs in his adult life, Pete, Mike and Murray. He has had one cat, named MC, for Mike’s Cat and currently cares for his mom’s dog, Corky. Corky is an 18 year old Pug mix that just keeps on truckin’. If Dr. B could be any animal he would be a Beaver, as they are persistent, extremely creative builders that work hard. Dr. B enjoys kayaking, visiting his home in Haines, Alaska and visiting his daughter and 2 young grandsons.
Dr. B passed away March 22, 2019. He will be greatly missed by family, friends, and the animal community.
Preventive, Maintenance and Senior Wellness Care
When you talk with me about your pet, whatever stage they may be at, I will work with you to create a lifetime of nutritional support. I believe that prevention contributes to your pet's long term health and minimizes the lifetime cost of care.
Puppies and Kittens inherit a natural immunity from their mother that protects them from birth until about 6 weeks of age. After 6 weeks, your young pet depends on you to continue that protection until their own immune system is fully developed. Preventive Care is designed to continue that protection by providing all the nutritional support to carry your young pet through the important first year of life. Preventive, care is the key to a longer, happier life for your young pet.
Dogs and Cats age at a much faster rate than people. For every year that you age, your dog or cat can age from 6 to 8 years. Your pet’s nutritional needs change as their bodies age. Maintenance Care helps manage their evolving nutritional needs by monitoring vital organ function and detecting problems early, before they become life threatening. My goal is to keep your pet healthy and happy during the prime years of their life.
Older pets make wonderful companions, and thanks to advances in nutritional supplements, pets are living longer than ever. Pets are considered to be seniors around age 7. Your senior pet has needs that are very different from puppies and kittens.
Symptoms of disease or a chronic condition many not be readily apparent. In some cases, conditions that look like the usual signs of old age could be signs of a more serious problem, such as arthritis, periodontal disease, kidney failure or cancer.
You are an important ally in keeping your senior pet healthy! If your pet is experiencing any changes in behavior, I urge you to contact me for a consultation. I will work with you to develop a Wellness Plan that ensures your pet is receiving proper nutrition to keep happy throughout his or her golden years.