Veterinarian and Practice Owner
Pictured with her dogs Phinneus and Juno
Dr. Herman graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelors Degree in Microbiology. This background gave her the foundation to understand how bacteria cause disease and impact the body. After graduating with a Doctorate from the Colorado State Veterinary Program, she accepted a position as an Associate Veterinarian in Modesto. Her goal was to have her own practice and she found the same close feeling here in Patterson that she had had growing up in a small town.
Her husband Frank is also a microbiologist and works at Old River Diagnostics. She has a son, Joshua, that lives in Colorado and her immediate family includes five German Shepherds and a Border Collie Mix that thinks he's a shepherd. Gretchen, a very sweet girl, was abandoned at a kennel and was adopted in October 2006. Juno is the crazy forever-puppy. The Border Collie Mix is named Captain. Her three newest German shepherds are Indy, Khan, and Anka. As you can see, her life revolves around her pets. She couldn't imagine a better way to live her life than by working for the health and welfare of animals.
Sandra graduated from Carrington, College in Stockton, with her Veterinary Technician certificate in 2013. She lives in Newman with her mom, sister and nephew, Jayden. She enjoys taking her Great Dane, Haiti to the beach. Sandra's 2 smaller dogs, Lacky and Pixie prefer to hang out on the couch with her other fur baby, Furnando. Sandra is fluent in Spanish and enjoys providing extraordinary care of all of our in hospital visitors.
Andrea graduated from University of California, Davis with a Bachelors Degree in Animal Biology. She lives an active lifestyle with the zoo that she calls her family. Her pets include a variety of species of animals like turtles, rabbits, birds, cats and dogs. You can rest assure that she will do everything to make you and your pet as comfortable as possible, including serving as a translator for our Spanish speaking clients.We can not forget to mention that her weakness are puppies and kittens, so it would not be unusual to see her strolling around the hospital with a borrowed fur baby. Her other pleasures include drawing and painting the very subjects she cares for. Her ultimate goal is to attend Veterinary School in the next upcoming years, as she is sure the quality care of animals will always be her calling.
Oscar is a current student at Modesto Junior College. He is our youngest and newest team member. His short term goal is to receive his Veterinary Technician Certificate and become an RVT. He lives on his family ranch accompanied by his loyal companion, Roxy. She is an Australian Shepherd whom he found roaming the hills of Patterson. Now she and Oscar spend their days working on the ranch and in his spare time he competes in rodeos with the bulls he cares for. He genuinely loves witnessing the spirited athletics in bucking bulls. His humble beginnings, have a made him a respectful, caring and empathetic team member who is dedicated to his patients and clients.
She graduated Las Positas College In Livermore,CA in 1998 with a certification as an EMT.She is also a part of Patterson Fire Departments CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) which is a volunteer program. Her passion lies in the medical field although she prefers helping animals as she has had many and has a soft spot in her heart for them. She is a single Mom and has been a Patterson resident fort 17 years, with her two teenagers, 3 dogs and 3 cats. Her fur babies all came to her through a rescue. In her off time she likes to spend time socializing with my family and friends BBQing at her home or up at the lake while camping.
Vet Tech Assistant
Melissa has very fond memories of growing up on a ranch with her older sister, which led her to realize her true love and admiration for animals of the world at a young age. Now, straight out of high school, she was able to fully act on this passion when she worked at a vet hospital in Oakdale. With over a year of experience and training, she takes pride in being a current employee at Patterson Veterinary Hospital as a Vet Tech Assistant. Melissa has three dogs that she loves with all her heart: a loving Chihuahua named Tarzan, a feisty Tea Cup Pomeranian Chihuahua mix named Dawn, and a spunky elderly Pomeranian named Mikey. She is indiscriminate with her affections for all animal life, so you can count on her to make sure your little furry family is in good hands.