Dr. Laurie Bergman grew up in Northern New Jersey andreceived her undergraduate degree in biology from Columbia University,in New York City. She graduated from veterinary school at theUniversity of Pennsylvania in 1993. Dr. Bergman lived on Cape Cod for 7 years, where she worked in small animal practice and completed aninternship in Wildlife Medicine at Tufts University School ofVeterinary Medicine, before going to work for the oldest veterinarybehavior practice in New England.After 2 years in private behaviorpractice, she entered a residency in Clinical Animal Behavior at theUniversity of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Bergman has been a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists since 2003, one of only 65people to hold this distinguished title. Dr. Bergman remained inCalifornia as the Behavior Service Coordinator for the University ofCalifornia Veterinary Medical Center-San Diego, where in addition totreating behavior problems in companion dogs, cats and birds, sheconsulted for local zoos and animal shelters, was involved in a variety of clinical research projects and trained residents and veterinarystudents.
In 2008 Dr. Bergman returned to Pennsylvania to start a behavior service atMetropolitan Veterinary Associates, becoming the first board certifiedveterinary behaviorist in private practice in the greater Philadelphiaarea. In 2010 she launched her own practice, Keystone VeterinaryBehavior Services, to bring her services and help to a greater number ofpets in need. Dr. Bergman continuesto be active with the animal sheltering community and volunteers time to help the Humane Society of Berks County keep pets in their new homes.
Dr. Bergman has been active in canine agility. HerAustralian Terrier, Wilbur, has several titles. She has also trainedseveral other species, such as birds and cats, none of whom have beenas difficult to train as her two small children.