DVM, MS Diplomate, ACVIM, Medical Director – Matthews


  • BS – West Virginia University, 1994
  • DVM – University of Georgia, 1997-1998


  • Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship – University of Georgia, 1997-1998


  • Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, 1998-2001
  • Master of Science, Virginia Tech, 2001

Board Certification:

  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology), 2001

Professional Accomplishments:

Dr. Bergman received his DVM from the University of Georgia in 1997. He then completed a small animal rotating internship at the University of Georgia. Following internship, he pursued a residency in neurology and neurosurgery at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Concurrently, he completed a Master’s Degree at Virginia Tech with a focus on neuroscience and cerebrospinal fluid analysis. He became a diplomate of ACVIM specialty of neurology in 2001. Following residency, he was a clinical assistant professor of neurology and neurosurgery at Texas A&M for 2 years. At present, he is a staff neurologist and serves as medical director at Carolina Veterinary Specialists, in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Bergman has lectured at multiple specialty meetings including ACVIM and ACVS, as well as giving numerous lectures on neurology and neurosurgery nationally and internationally. He has been an author on many articles and book chapters related to neurology and neurosurgery. Currently he serves as faculty on multiple teaching committees related to veterinary neurosurgery. He has been involved with the newly established AO Vet Spine course, as well as being a member Veterinary Neurosurgery Education Committee and an instructor of the ACVIM Advanced Techniques Course Neurosurgery. Dr. Bergman recently served 5 years and was chair of the ACVIM Neurology Certification Exam Committee. While busy in private practice, he enjoys teaching neurosurgery to residents, neurologists and those interested in the advancement of veterinary neurosurgery from around the world. He has a particular interest in neurosurgery including spinal fusion, spinal trauma and neurosurgical oncology. Conditions treated surgically include intervertebral disc disease, spinal fractures, cervical spondylomyelopathy (wobbler’s syndrome), congenital malformations, spinal tumors, lumbosacral stenosis, brain tumors, head trauma, skull malformations (COMs) and hydrocephalus.

Areas of Special Interest:

Spinal Fusion, Neurosurgical Oncology, Inflammatory Diseases of the CNS