Written by: Dr. Bo Bergman, DVM
Greetings Orvis animal lovers! I’m Dr. Bo Bergman, a companion-animal veterinarian in Bennington, Vermont—just a few miles south of the Orvis home office. My wife, Megan, often refers to me as “The Dogtor.”
I’m excited to join the Orvis Dogs blog as a regular guest blogger. There’s great stuff already here, and I hope to add a view from the veterinary world. My job will be to answer your most vexing dog-related questions.
But first, a proper introduction: I grew up in Vermont and have been around animals and the veterinary world since I was a kid; my parents ran a veterinary clinic across the driveway from our house. I graduated from the NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine and have since moved back to Vermont. My wife and I, along with our two young daughters, have four rescue dogs, two cats, two goats, a mule, and chickens.
I work at West Mountain Animal Hospital. We see our fair share of happy and sad cases, but always we do our best to focus on the fun and celebrate the human-animal bond. I have a strong interest in wellness care, dentistry, and animal shelters and rescues, going back to my veterinary school shelter work and time interning at Best Friends’ Rescue in Utah.
So, what can I answer for you? Perhaps something about fleas and ticks? Or mobility issues in your old canine companion? Leave your questions in the comments section below, and we will answer as many as we can in the coming weeks and months. You can ask about any aspect of dog health or behavior, but keep in mind that I can’t actually diagnose problems in an animal I haven’t actually examined.
I look forward to hearing your questions and concerns, so ask away!