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Dr. Herman has been working in referral surgical hospitals since 2001. After early acceptance into veterinary school, Dr. Herman earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University. He was president of multiple veterinary associations and was on the National Board for the Veterinary Business Management Association as a Regional Leader. His internship was at the world-renowned Animal Medical Center in Manhattan, New York. He had the opportunity to learn from some of the best in the world in interventional radiology and minimally invasive surgery. This led to his acceptance for surgical residency at MedVet Medical and Cancer Centers for Pets, which is the largest private practice referral hospital in the country. While there, he gained extensive training in small animal oncologic, abdominal, thoracic, neurologic and orthopedic surgery.
Dr. Herman’s surgical expertise involves laparoscopic, thoracoscopic, arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive fracture repair and interventional radiology. He performs both Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA) and Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) procedures for canine cranial cruciate disease. He helps clients choose which of these procedures is best for the individual pet, based on the orthopedic examination and results of diagnostic testing.
Dr. Herman has lectured on a wide array of topics. These include urinary interventional radiology, advanced laparoscopic and thoracoscopic techniques, intervertebral disc disease, vacuum-assisted wound closure, portosystemic shunts, gastric dilatation and volvulus (GDV), thoracic neoplasia and bullous emphysema. Some of Dr. Herman’s research interests involve how to reduce implant associated infections, minimally invasive surgical procedures and gastropexy techniques.