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.
Dr. Anita Zifer is a proud UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Class of 1990 Graduate. Her first job in veterinary was when she was just a teenager; since then she has gained a monumentos amount of experience and expertise. For seventeen years she enjoyed working with some amazing pets and clients at her very own practice, before branching out around the Central Valley for a variety of fulfilling experiences in veterinary medicine. When she isn’t working Dr. Zifer spends time with her cat Paisley and her rambunctious canines Adidas, Ariat, and Oypsy. While her pets may think they rule her household, it’s her daughter and her equestrian activities who provide and welcomed change pace.
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.
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.
Veterinary student at Western University Class 2022
Always part of our family.