Dr. Jessica Herman has been involved in the veterinary industry for over 20 years. She has an impressive background as a small animal general practitioner, and is experienced in the management, staffing, training, and inventory keeping of veterinary hospitals. Dr. Herman applies her expertise to plaintiff and defense investigations involving animal bites, abuse and neglect, Zoonotic disease transmission (animal to human), veterinary malpractice, the veterinary prescription of opioids, and other disputes involving animals.
Dr. Herman began her work in the veterinary industry from the entry level, and has since held every position you would find in a veterinary hospital: kennel help, receptionist, veterinary assistant, veterinarian, veterinary hospital manager. This involvement with all corners of veterinary practice has granted her a unique and thorough understanding of the industry. Her specialization as a small animal general practitioner requires proficiency in many areas of veterinary medicine for a variety of animals, including internal medicine, nutrition, anesthesia, surgery, dentistry, emergency and critical care, among others.
An innate part of animal medicine is an understanding of animal behavior, as well as proper handling and restraint. As a practicing veterinarian, she also has a strong working knowledge of pharmacology and toxicology as they apply to animals. Her background in pain management and in managing a veterinary hospital is particularly relevant to the concerns surrounding the prescription of opioids to animals, and best practices for recognizing and reporting animal abuse.
Dr. Herman earned her Bachelor of Science from Wingate University, and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. She has passed her board certification, and is actively licensed to practice small animal medicine in Kentucky and New York. Dr. Herman is USDA accredited and is also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).