Dr. Chris Erdman was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and grew up in Hayward, Wisconsin (northwestern Wisconsin). He worked with veterinarians on dairy farms though out high school and college. Dr. Erdman studied pre-veterinary medicine at the University of Wisconsin and majored in agriculture and biochemistry. He graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1977.
Dr. Erdman has practiced in and around Chicago for 20 years, the most recent hospital being Antioch Animal Hospital in Antioch, Illinois. He practiced in Naples, Florida before buying Kings Trail Animal Hospital.
He enjoys traveling with his wife, Jan, who is from Coconut Grove, Florida. Dr. Erdman also enjoys cooking, especially Italian food and makes the best BBQ beef ribs in Jacksonville! Dr. Erdman and Jan have one Norwegian Forest cat, Sissy and two Yorkshire terrorists, Hamton and Charlston.