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Who We Are

Board, Staff & Trainers

John Burnham, DVM

John Burnham, DVM

John is the Founder of Soldier’s Best Friend (SBF). He is also the current Treasurer, and in the past served as Board President.

John is a native Arizonan. He attended Northern Arizona University and Colorado State University where he obtained his doctorate of veterinary medicine. Dr. Burnham has been actively practicing veterinary medicine in Arizona since 1983. He is married with two adult sons.

More about Dr. Burnham and the story of founding SBF

Our Impact

  • Graduate Veteran/Dog Teams


  • Rescued Arizona Homeless Dogs


  • Our Goal for Veterans Served in 2022


  • Training Hours Provided in 2021


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