Matthew Brunke


Dr. Matt Brunke was born and raised in Queens, NY. He attained his BS in Animal Science from Cornell University. After attending Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts he did his clinical rotations at Purdue University and began practicing in upstate NY in 2004. He was the first veterinarian in the Capital District to be certified in canine rehab (CCRP through the University of Tennessee) and oversaw a rehab practice from 2007-2012. He is also certified in pain management and acupuncture. Dr. Brunke has learned manual therapy through the application of anatomy and clinical experience. He has incorporated massage into his rehab practice since being certified in 2008. He has trained under Dr. Gross (Torraca) and Dr. Levine for joint mobilizations, and has continued to blend these skills into his patient care.

Dr. Brunke believes in a big picture and practical approach to his patients. He has a special interest in palliative care and canine athletes.  He is also working on his credentials for the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. He teaches nationally and internationally on numerous rehabilitation topics. When not at work he can be found outside training for triathlons and marathons. He finished Ironman Lake Placid in 2015 and is back in training again. Penny his 2 year old pit bull is his running buddy and training partner. Adelaide is his Newfoundland puppy and Milo the old cat runs the household.

Matt is board-eligible for the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation; and will be sitting for boards in January 2018. Currently, he is a Fellow in Sports Medicine and Rehab at Veterinary Orthopedic & Sports Medicine (VOSM) Group in Annapolis Junction, MD. At VOSM he receives new consults, performing workups (radiographs, diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound) and therapies including joint injections, platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy.