Dr. Bern grew up in North Carolina and is a 1997 graduate of North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He has been with Banfield since 1999, and he and his family have lived in northern Georgia since 2006. He has special interests in exotic pets, soft tissue surgery and animal behavior. His home is a small zoo with 3 dogs, 3 cats, 4 rabbits, a guinea pig, a ferret and a bearded dragon. In his spare time, Dr. Bern does community theater with his wife and two children, collects comic books and participates in various "geek" hobbies including costuming and conventions.