Dr. Berman is native to the Philadelphia area. While growing up, he would hike along the Blue Route with his family dog before it was completed. His whole childhood was spent around animals. Hiking or swimming in creeks and lakes with the dogs, riding his horse, Famous Amos, or helping to take care of the various birds, rabbits, and pocket pets that made their way into his home were daily activities. Even before he was 10 years old, it was generally thought that he would be a veterinarian one day.
After graduating from Harriton High School in Rosemont, PA, he went on to graduate from the University of Michigan and then attend the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
But his calling was veterinary medicine. After doing some pre-veterinary work at Temple University, he was accepted to the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. After graduation, he completed a rotating small animal internship that gave him further training in medicine, emergency medicine, critical care, surgery, ophthalmology, neurology, radiology, and cardiology. He joined the staff of Fort Washington Veterinary Hospital in 2001 and became a part-owner in 2005.
In addition to his traditional training, Dr. Berman is also a certified acupuncturist and uses this ancient modality to complement his western training.
Currently, Dr. Berman lives in Newtown, PA with his wife (a veterinarian) and their three boys and rescue dogs. In his free time, he plays and coaches soccer, sits on the board of his local soccer association, plays guitar, and likes to go orienteering.