Dr. James A. Bergum

Jun 10, 1955 - Jul 22, 2016


Funeral Home:
East Lawn Elk Grove Memorial Park
9189 E. Stockton Boulevard
Elk Grove, CA
US 95624


  • Diane Allen says:

    So Sorry to hear of Jims passing, he was such a great man and a dedicated Veterinary. My prayers go out to all his family. God needed a good Vet, now he’s got one!

  • Jeff and Naomi Burns says:

    Rest in Peace Doc! We’ll miss seeing you around the neighborhood. Our condolences to your family.

  • Theresa Powell says:

    Dr. Jim, You will be truly missed. You are my favorite vet, and such a great people person!! I have so many great memories, over the last several years, on how you helped me with my horses. And your laugh…. I pray for your family , to have peace and joy, celebrating your life…..

  • Melissa Fairley says:

    A wonderful man who loved people, horses and life! Healing prayers to his family ….. He will surely be remembered and missed

  • Pamela Gonzalez says:

    Jim you were the best. I Truly will miss you. You taught me so much and always were there for me and my horses & even my dogs . I will so miss your beautiful laugh and hugs. My heart goes out to your family. You were so proud of your kids. I am so sorry for your loss Jim was a great man and a greatest most reliable vet I ever had.. My heart goes out to your family . God bless you all.

  • Dellà Gaar says:

    I will miss Jim very much many prayers to family and friends.

  • Patricia says:

    Truly without words..Heaven gained another great one.. You will always be missed my friend.

  • Debbie and Rick Cardoza says:

    Absolutely heartbroken at the loss of this amazing man. Will miss your smile and laugh. Thank you Dr. Jim for your help with our horses over the past thirty years.

  • Quetta Robinson says:

    Jim, words can’t describe what an awesome man you were. You will so be so greatly missed! You had a great personality with a laugh and smile that would light up any room. My horses and I will be truly lost without you. You were the most caring and down to earth vet that I have ever known. You can never be replaced. I have learned so very much from you over all these years. You were not only my vet but definitely a true friend. Many prayers and condolences to your family. Spread your wings and fly with the angels Jim! God has once again took the very best. Rest in peace my friend

  • jane says:

    awesome man. we were close in age one year, too soon

  • Jana Ferreira an whitey Rarick says:

    Jimmy you will always be loved. The sadness I feel is overwhelming. A million times I’ve called you and you never not even once put me off even know at times you should of☺️. If there was a person that could have been saved on love alone it would of been you, so many people an animals loved you, I believe you would of never died. Not only where you an amazing person you where an amazing vet,one in a million,with more patients than most, an a smile that would light up any day good or bad. You are truly missed an loved by so many. RIP jimmy

  • The Gang says:

    Your smile, your sense of humor, your personal warmth, the twinkle in you eyes. That’s the distillation of our four years together, Jim. Your brothers and sisters in the Vet Med Family (Class) of ’82

  • Sharon Sprouse says:

    To the Getting family. Please accept my most heartfelt condolences for your loss. Jim was always a happy man whenever I saw him. He took great pride in all his family members accomplishments. In vet school he was always willing to help someone who needed it. He was a true friend of all the people he knew. We, his classmates, will miss him very much. Sharon Sprouse

  • Sharon Sprouse says:

    To the Bergum family. Please accept my most heartfelt condolences for your loss. Jim was always a happy man whenever I saw him. He took great pride in all his family members accomplishments. In vet school he was always willing to help someone who needed it. He was a true friend of all the people he knew. We, his classmates, will miss him very much. Sharon Sprouse

  • Sherry and David Williamson Stockton,Ca. says:

    Jim always took the time to talk, laugh.tell you O.k. we can make it better. He was the man I called for the last 29 years.A GREAT VET and better friend..There are persons who come in your live, out of need,and stay throw friendship.. We had that,I well always miss that friend. He told me , you have a ZOO..horses, dogs. cats, goats, and the one he helped me say good by to.Piggie Sue. He had a good heart..and a happy soul. He loved his family, we talked so much about them, I feel I know then. The smile you saw can from true LOVE.

  • Karen says:

    I am so sorry to hear that Jim has passed away. He was out vet and friend for over 22 years.

  • Jennifer Sowers says:

    I miss him and needed him this week was lost without his expertise…my first thought was call Jim, then my heart broke again when I realised I can’t. Jim watched and was part of so many of our lives an integral part from the outside in! His presence will be with all our hearts because he so much a part of our animals who are our hearts. Rest in Peace Jim.

  • Peters Arabians says:

    So sorry you lost such an amazing man he always made me smile with his infectious smile I will never forget the compassion he showed every animal he treated and especially the time he was there to do preg checks and showed me my own daughters heart on the ultra sound when I was 7 months pregnant and worried because she hadn’t moved all day he always took the time to be a person

  • Cindy Osborn says:

    May God Bless his family and loved ones. Jim was a shining Star of a human being and tremendous vet. He has touched many lives in the most profound manner by healing and comforting their animals and thereby touching their souls.

  • Don and Connie Pueblo says:

    Jim was a wonderful Man.cheerful and friendly. A good honest vet who didn’t overcharge. He had a wonderful smile. May God bless your family and friends with the ability to be at peace knowing he is with heavenly father now. We will.miss him.

  • Simon & Nannette Tosh Robb. Mar Val Stables says:

    We are so very sorry for ypur family to loose such a wonderful man and vet He was always there if you needed him and loved the horses so much. Always had a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eyes. Now he will take care of all the creatures in heaven. Thank you Jim we will miss you so very much!!!!

  • Tracy Garvey says:

    My thoughts 8with your family.

  • Caroline Krivda and Family says:

    Condolences to the Bergum Famliy. He was our vet for over 20 years. Not only was he a great vet, he was an even better person. Always had that smile! Always ready to laugh. Humble to consider him a friend as well. Always so positive too. He truly cared about everyone-not just the animals. He took care of all the critters-great and small. And their owners (who may have need it more) And he was so proud of his family. He was truly the nicest man. Love and prayers to him family during this extremely difficult time. He will be missed by so many. RIP Doc

  • Don and Patty Dillard says:

    Even though we haven’t had the pleasure of Jim’s veterinary services in many years, We miss that miraculous smile and laugh. What a pleasure it was to see him during our horse breeding years. He touched our hearts and we will carry his memory with us always. Our sincerest condolences to his family and dear friends. He was a treasure.

  • Amelia G., in Herald says:

    Jim was such a fine veterinarian and a fine human being. His expertise, his kind humor and his humanity will be greatly missed. There is only one Dr. Jim. My condolences to his loved ones at this sad time.

  • Nancy Bryant says:

    Such a wonderful man always a smile on his face. You will be greatly mised

  • Marta Paras, Acampo, CA says:

    Dear Bergum Family: I have not had to call on Dr. Jim for years because I got out of breeding and showing but he was mine (and my vet’s) go to guy in an emergency when they were out of the area. I remember prevailing upon him one time to see to the neighbor’s horse in severe colic. The neighbor was having a hard time letting the horse go comfortably and Jim talked her through the process and what was going on internally, so that she could comfortably make a compassionate decision for her horse. I have never seen anyone so intune with what the owner needed to hear while assuring the horse didn’t suffer any longer. Right then and there, I knew Dr. Jim was the “real deal.” May he rest in peace and God’s encouragement and love to your family during this hard time.

  • Judy says:

    So sorry to hear about this. Dr. Bergum was a kind man who was very good to our barn. May God bless and comfort his family at this very difficult time. RIP Sir.

  • Mel Osborne says:

    On behalf of myself and our staff please accept our sincere condolences on your loss. it is my honor to serve you. Mel

  • Linda Marshall says:

    I was so saddened to learn that you are no longer with us. We knew you from the association meetings we all shared together so long ago. May God bless your family during these difficult times. Your smile will be missed by all that knew you. Rest in Peace. James & Linda Marshall

  • Joan says:

    just found out about Dr. Jim’s passing – what a major loss for us who enjoyed his optimism, his knowledge, his common sense … may our memories, and our adoption of his many admirable traits, keep his spirit alive

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