Dr. Berschneider is a native of Wisconsin. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls before going on to Iowa State University, where she earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. She then spent four years at the University of North Carolina in a postdoctoral research position studying gastrointestinal physiology. From there she joined the faculty at North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine where she continued her research and taught veterinary nutrition and physiology.
In 2000, having completed training in veterinary acupuncture with the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and animal chiropractic through the Options for Animals Program, Dr. Berschneider chose to leave academic life and apply her skills directly to patient care. She moved to middle Tennessee and began offering alternative care for dogs, cats and horses. She has been offering this specialized care at FPHC since 2001. She also sees patients in several locations around Middle Tennessee. In 2017, she completed training requirements to earn her Masters in Medical Qigong.
When not working, Dr. Berschneider enjoys caring for the animals and plants on her mini-farm in southern middle Tennessee. She enjoys nature and loves to study the interactions between plants and animals in nature.