Dr. John Ciribassi is a native of Jersey City, NJ. He attended Southern Illinois University and received his undergraduate degree and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from the University of Illinois in 1984. He is the co-owner of the Carol Stream Animal Hospital in Carol Stream, Illinois and owner of the Chicagoland Veterinary Behavior Consultants (CVBC), which is a practice, dedicated to the treatment of animal behavior problems. He received his board certification from the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists in 2006.

Dr. Ciribassi is married to Dr. Elise Ciribassi who is also a veterinarian and works with him at the Carol Stream Animal Hospital. He has two daughters, Danielle and Rebekah. But the real rulers of the household are their Boxer, Tyson, and cat, Abby.