Dr. Berger first obtained her veterinary degree in 1991 in Zurich, Switzerland. After graduation she worked at the University of Zurich and in private practice before moving to Davis, California in 1998. She completed her residency in veterinary behavior and attained board certification with the American College for Veterinary Behaviorists from UC Davis in 2007.
Dr. Berger is the only veterinarian in the country who has completed a veterinary specialty training program in animal behavior with an emphasis on small animal and horse behavior. She is an internationally renowned speaker, a well-published writer, and a seasoned educator on behavior sciences. Her professional interests include anxiety and aggression problems in dogs and cats, as well as addressing both repetitive behaviors and unruly behavior problems such as jumping, barking, chewing, digging, and many others.
Dr. Berger focuses on strengthening the human-animal bond by helping owners understand and manage their animal’s unwanted behavior. Outside of treating her own patients, she encourages people to turn to their veterinarian for behavioral advice. When miscommunication and problems are addressed early-on, the likelihood for a “happily ever after” relationship increases.
Dr. Berger lives in Vacaville, CA with her partner Jeff and their 3 horses, 3 dogs, and 2 cats. Her hobbies include trail riding, hiking, skiing, and wine tasting.