Dr. Doering received his Bachelor of Science degrees in Biochemistry and Chemistry from the University of Calgary. He also received his Doctorate of Philosophy in Neuroscience from the University of Calgary, and then worked for a private biotechnology company researching novel therapeutics for the treatment of pain. He returned to the University of Calgary and received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, graduating as a member of the inaugural class. Afterward, he completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at Southern Arizona Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center in Tucson, Arizona. Dr. Doering joined the Eye Care for Animals residency program in 2013 and graduated in June 2016.