Dr. Melanie Burgess

Associate Veterinarian


Veterinary Degree: Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Undergraduate Degree: University of Maryland, College Park  

Areas of Interest

Preventive Medicine
Internal Medicine
Exotic (small mammal) Medicine

Professional Associations

American Veterinary Medical Association
Greater Baltimore Veterinary Medical Association
Omega Tau Sigma
Phi Beta Kappa

Dr. Melanie Burgess graduated in 2011 from the Virginia- Maryland College of
Veterinary Medicine. She is a native of Montgomery County and upon
graduation returned to Maryland to practice small animal medicine. Her
professional interests include Radiology (x-ray/ultrasound), internal medicine,
Endocrinology, Dermatology, and small mammal medicine including but not
limited to rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, chinchillas, rats, hamsters, gerbils, and
hedgehogs. Dr. Burgess is fortunate to have been a veterinarian at
Countryside since 2011 and counting! She lives in Ellicott City with her
husband, 2 children, a Boxer mix, a Brittany spaniel, and cat. When she is not
caring for your furry family members, Dr. Burgess can be found walking her
dogs, traveling, hiking or reading. She loves being anywhere near the water
and gets to the beach whenever she can.

What Clients Love:

"Dr. Burgess provides expert, compassionate care. Her manner is a comfort to us as she helps us give our beloved, chronically ill cat his best possible life. We also appreciate Ethan’s kind, gentle, and cheerful manner." - Beth H. 

"Staff is always proficient and kind. Dr Burgess listens to me and makes informed decisions about care of my dog." - LaDonna R. 

"Dr Burgess and the staff where very thorough, nurturing and professional. I love the App and the easy way I can communicate digitally." - Kathy D.

"Yet again, Doctor Burgess was fabulous. She gave me a complete review of Dempsey's examination. The staff was very friendly." - Dan G. 

"What would I do without Countryside and Dr. Burgess. No wonder this practice was voted The Best in Howard County. My cat Cheeto needed some emergency help and he got the very best care ever! I am so grateful for all Dr. Burgess and the staff did to help get him better and for putting up with my many phone calls and questions! You are the best!!!" - Kathy S.