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Medical Philosophy & Leadership

Our Medical Advisory Team plays a key role on the leadership team, helping us to balance the heart of veterinary care with the operational needs of the hospitals.

At PetVet Care Centers, we are fortunate to have an accomplished medical leadership group that oversees and guides the medical practices throughout our hospital network.

This group forms the core of our commitment to the highest veterinary standards, and serves as a beacon for every veterinarian, technician and staff member who works on our extended team.

Our medical leaders are drawn from every type of hospital in the PetVet Care Centers network – and consist of general practitioners, emergency veterinarians and board certified specialists. These veterinarians reflect and represent their respective disciplines, and are all equals at the table when we chart our network’s medical course.

What Our Medical Leaders Believe

Our Medical Leaders believe in balance between general practice, specialists and emergency doctors – and welcome practitioners with diverse backgrounds and experience.

They also believe in being led by members of the medical community. Our leaders are veterinarians who have been working diligently in the trenches, sometimes for many years. They are not MBAs and accountants.

They believe in listening. When a veterinarian comes on board at PetVet Care Centers, he or she should feel free to approach members of our DVM leadership team. We want there to be two-way communication. We want to hear our team’s concerns and suggestions, and foster the sense of community that’s so important in a workplace that all too often has a “corporate feel” in today’s healthcare environment.

Does a commitment to quality start at the top? Absolutely. That, above all, is the crux of what we believe and know.

Dr. Robert Bergman, Carolina Veterinary Specialist

Dr. Robert Bergman DVM, MS Diplomate, ACVIM

Medical Director, Carolina Veterinary Specialist

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. He has also given 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. 

While busy in private practice, he enjoys teaching neurosurgery to residents, other neurologists and those interested in the advancement of veterinary neurosurgery around the world. 

Currently he serves as faculty for multiple groups that teach veterinary neurosurgery nationally and internationally. 

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 served 5 years, including 1 year as chair, on the ACVIM Neurology Certification Exam Committee.  

Dr. Anthony Loomis, Westfield Animal Hospital

Dr. Anthony Loomis DVM

Medical Director, Westfield Animal Hospital

When Westfield veterinarian Dr. Anthony Loomis received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005, he was also the recipient of the World Animal Care Foundation Award – recognition that is bestowed upon the student who best promotes the importance of the human/animal bond. 

It is this kind of compassion for animals that drives Dr. Loomis every day.

Dr. Loomis also studied animal science at the University of Georgia, from which he graduated with honors.

Today, Dr. Loomis has a special interest in surgery and the treatment of exotic pets and is a member of the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Animal Hospital Association.

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