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.
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.
Claudia Vargas is a Graduated from Carrington college in 2016 with her certificate in veterinary technology. She is also Certified in laser therapy and fear free. She has always loved animals since she can remember. Living in Patterson she lives with her fur babies, cookie her first pet the 12 yr old chihuahua and Diego the 9 year old long hair cat.
Suzannah is one of our newer team members, she received a Veterinary Assisting Certificate in early 2019 at Stellar Career College in Modesto. She is also certified in Fear Free and Laser therapy. Suzannah lives in Delhi, CA and she enjoys spending time with her two dogs Dutch, a Mastiff Mix and Sugar, a long haired chihuahua. Suzannah also has 2 cats, Meah and Boots, oh and let’s not forget her lovable, pet, backyard chickens. Suzannah spends most of her free time with her family and she absolutely loves going out to the beach.