Dr. Silke Bogart was raised in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Growing up with a Great Dane, a Newfoundland, and a horse, she developed an early interest in helping animals. She graduated from Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. Dr. Bogart's special interests include ultrasound and internal medicine. Dr. Bogart is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association , the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association , the American Animal Hospital Association, and is also a USDA accredited veterinarian. Dr. Bogart continues to horseback ride in her spare time in addition to downhill skiing, playing the piano and violin, traveling, and ballroom dancing.