Bergen is a veterinary assistant at Petersen Pet Hospital. Bergen grew up in a small town named Keota and the people in her community always knew her as the goofy girl with a contagious smile and a genuine love for animals. Bergen graduated from high school in 2019. After graduating high school, she enrolled in the Humane Officer Training Program at Kirkwood Community College and moved to Cedar Rapids. Bergen decided she would like to stay in the Cedar Rapids area and further her career, which is what lead her to Petersen Pet Hospital.

At a young age, Bergen’s love for animals developed and she always knew she would have a career that involved caring for animals. When Bergen was 16, she began working at a local animal shelter, and she has worked with animals ever since. Bergen also often fosters animals in need and so far has been a temporary home to 38 cats/kittens and 10 dogs. Two of her pets are “foster fails”; her dog, Jax, that she saved from living his puppy days locked in a livestock trailer, and her cat, Basil, that was an orphan kitten that she bottle-fed since the day he was born.

Bergen currently shares her home with quite a handful of pets and spends most of her time with them than when she is not at work. She enjoys taking her dogs on walks on local nature trails and going to dog parks in the area. Bergen also enjoys fishing, going to concerts, spending time with family, and volunteering.