Carl Berryman earned a B.A. in zoology and a D.VM. Degree from the U. of Missouri. After practicing large animal medicine in Montana, he joined the U.S. Army during Vietnam. He served 13 tours in over 22 years and retired a Lieutenant Colonel. Along the way, he earned a Master of Public Health Degree from the University of Minnesota, emphasis on zoonoses and infectious diseases, and completed two years of graduate training in Veterinary Pathology at Texas A&M University. He is a former Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.