Heidi Burmester grew up on a small family farm in southern Illinois. She has been the proud owner of; cats, dogs, rabbits and horses. Her family believes that if something is named by you and you claim it as yours, you are responsible for its care. Needless to say Heidi is a remarkable and responsible pet owner. She is especially proud of her firsthand knowledge in the area of equine management and her horsemanship skills.
Her first job outside her own farm was working for a cutting horse trainer. She started this job as a stall cleaner. Heidi worked her way up to become a loper and assistant trainer. She worked on two breeding farms where she assisted in the management of the farms. She learned about the particular needs of the broodmare and the breeding stallion. She learned about the importance of nutrition, exercise, shoeing, grooming and health care for the animals that were entrusted to her care.
Heidi graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in December 2014 with a degree in Agribusiness with emphasis in Animal Science. The most important aspect that Heidi brings to this practice is her knowledge of what is "normal" equine behavior. Her responsibilities in this practice as a Veterinary Assistant will include everything from cleaning stalls, feeding, client communication and education and assisting the veterinarians with the treatment of patients in the clinic and on the farm.
Heidi loves all things equine. She owns several horses and enjoys trail riding, barrel racing, going to horse shows and cutting horse events, but most of all she loves the companionship she shares with her horses.