Dr. Laurie Bergman grew up in Northern New Jersey  and received her undergraduate degree in biology from Columbia University, in New York City.  She graduated from veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania in 1993.  Dr. Bergman lived on Cape Cod for 7 years, where she worked in small animal practice and completed an internship in Wildlife Medicine at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, before going to work for the oldest veterinary behavior practice in New England.After 2 years in private behavior practice, she entered a residency in Clinical Animal Behavior at the University 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 54 people to hold this distinguished title. Dr. Bergman remained in California as the Behavior Service Coordinator for the University of California Veterinary Medical Center-San Diego, where in addition to treating behavior problems in companion dogs, cats and birds, she consulted for local zoos and animal shelters, was involved in a variety of clinical research projects and trained residents and veterinary students.

In 2008 Dr. Bergman returned to Pennsylvania to start a behavior service at Metropolitan Veterinary Associates, becoming the first board certified veterinary behaviorist in private practice in the greater Philadelphia area.  In 2010 she launched her own practice, Keystone Veterinary Behavior Services, to bring her services and help to a greater number of pets in need.    Dr. Bergman continues to 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. Her Australian Terrier, Wilbur, has several titles. She has also trained several other species, such as birds and cats, none of whom have been as difficult to train as her two small children.