Dr. Behrens grew up in New York City and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. In between, he had many dogs, birds, and cats. He has always loved animals. But his dream to be a veterinarian started when he volunteered as a technician with a housecall veterinarian in Manhattan. He met a lot of interesting people who treated their pets as members of their family. People that realized our pets deserve the very best healthcare. The opportunity to help people and their pets, in the comfort of their own home, is the reason that Dr. Behrens became a veterinarian.
Dr. Behrens has spent three years in veterinary family practice in the Bay Area. He has provided emergency, medical, and surgical care for dogs and cats. He has also volunteered with Veterinary Street Outreach Services, providing free care to the San Francisco homeless population. His interests include internal medicine, behavioral medicine, and the human-animal bond. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the California Veterinary Medical Association, and the San Francisco Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Behrens lives in Cow Hollow with his wife Elle and their two cats, Pascal and Buster.