Dr. Ann Bilderback was born and raised in the Silicon Valley region of California. Her love of animals started as a toddler, growing up with dogs, cats, birds, mice, hamsters, and the occasional fish. She made the move to the northeast to attend Dartmouth College. She knew Dartmouth was the right choice for her when, during a visit, she noticed many dogs running around campus and through the school library. Dr. Bilderback graduated with honors from Dartmouth College, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She even managed to graduate without getting caught illegally keeping a dog (her Rat Terrier, Zoe) in the college dormitory.
Dr. Bilderback moved to upstate New York to attend Cornell University where she graduated with distinction and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. During her four years as a veterinary student, she added to her family by adopting her cat, Oscar, and her mixed breed dog, Phoebe. The whole family subsequently made the move to Massachusetts where Dr. Bilderback completed a comprehensive one-year Rotating Small Animal Internship and a three-year Neurology/Neurosurgery Residency at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Bilderback is boarded by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology). She has lectured on a variety of neurology/neurosurgery topics and has published articles in scientific journals. Although she enjoys all aspects of veterinary neurology, her special interests include seizure management and autoimmune encephalitis.
Dr. Bilderback joined the Long Island Veterinary Specialists family in 2009 while living in Manhattan. After four years of commuting, she finally made the big move to Long Island with her cat, Oscar, and two dogs, Phoebe and Zoe. She spends her free time running, doing yoga, and travelling.