We would like to introduce our team

Robyn Herman, DVM : Veterinarian & 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 causes disease and impacts 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.

Michelle Matthews, RVT : Hospital Manager


Michelle Mathews is our Hospital Manager and is also a Registered Veterinary Technician. She graduated from Modesto Junior College with her Veterinary Technician certificate and went on to become a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2009. She has been working in the veterinary field for over 15 years. Michelle enjoys riding motorcycles with her husband, BJ and son Cole and visiting her daughter, Shelby, who attends Sacramento State. She also has 2 four-legged children, Penny a 3 year old Schnauzer and Alan, a rambunctious 2 year old Boston Terrier.

Sandra, Veterinary Technician


Sandra is our Veterinary Technician. She 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..

Michelle, Receptionist


Michelle is our receptionist. She is responsible for greeting clients as they come in, checking them out as they leave, answering phones and customer service. When not working in our front office, she enjoys helping our other staff and doctor with prepping exam rooms and helping with surgery. When Michelle is not at work, she enjoys spending time her husband, her daughters, her friends and spending time with her many animals.