MEET YOUR VET

This is me and my husband, Gary, at my vet school graduation in 2001. My mom, Ann, is on the steps. And, yes, I really did dye my hair purple and blue for the occasion!

Gary and me at my vet school graduation in 2001. My mom, Ann, is on the steps. Yes, I really did dye my hair purple and blue for the occasion!

Hi!  I’m Dr. Erika Bruner.  I’ve been in practice in Central Vermont since 2002, and have been the Veterinarian of Record at the Central Vermont Humane Society for over ten years.

Originally I worked in a traditional clinic environment, but found myself longing for a slower pace and a deeper connection to the pets and people I serve.  I started my housecall practice in 2013.  I love being able to spend more time with pets (and people) in my appointments, and to see them in their home environments. Housecall practice provides a peaceful atmosphere especially suited to palliative care and end-of-life care for elderly pets, and for acupuncture.

I received my CVA (Certificate in Veterinary Acupuncture) from the Chi Institute of TCVM (Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine) in Florida in 2016, and am continuing my exploration of TCVM through reading and informal apprenticeships with experienced clinicians.

I am a 2001 graduate of the Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Before going to veterinary school, I worked for the City of Cambridge, Mass., in the office of the Historical Commission.  My undergraduate degree is from Haverford College, in Pennsylvania, where I majored in urban studies/ architectural history and was a captain and two-time MVP of the women’s track team. I have been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and the Phi Zeta veterinary honor society.

I live in Berlin with my husband Gary; our lively, creative ten-year-old daughter; and our cats Bigfoot and Groot.  In my spare time I love to cook, eat, make fancy cocktails, read mysteries, and do CrossFit. I also love adventures in new places and hope one day to bike all over the world.