Pet Care Excellence From Monterey Veterinarians & Staff

Dr. Katja Herrmann, Emergency & Critical Care Veterinarian

Katja HerrmannDr. Katja Herrmann graduated with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Hannover, Germany in 1987. She then moved to the United States and worked at a busy small animal hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. To complete the requirements for a veterinary license, Dr. Herrmann completed a year at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the University of Columbia in Missouri, receiving her American Veterinary License in 1991 and her California License in 1993. She then moved to California and started to exclusively practice emergency medicine. Dr. Herrmann also completed a residency in emergency and critical care at the University of California at Davis in 2004.

In 2004, Dr. Herrmann founded the Monterey Peninsula Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center, moving the existing emergency clinic into a new, state-of-the-art facility in 2005. Her passion and dedication has continued to include all aspects of emergency and critical care medicine.

In her time away from her second home at the clinic, Dr. Herrmann enjoys all types of outdoor activities. She likes riding her Harley, relaxing and cooking with friends, and is learning watercolor painting, along with all things related to her rescue dogs and cat.

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Dr. Terri Presnell, Emergency & Critical Care Veterinarian

Terri PresnellDr. Terri Presnell grew up in Kansas and received her bachelor's degree in biology from Friends University in Wichita, Kansas in 1987. Deciding to focus on veterinary science, Dr. Presnell applied her background in biology to her graduate studies, earning a doctorate from Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. She has been practicing veterinary emergency medicine since 1999.

Dr. Presnell still has a log home on 20 sprawling acres in her native state and shares her home life with her pets: a German shepherd, two pit bulls, one cat, and a Chiweenie.

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Nicholas Macy, DVM, Board-Certified Surgeon, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgery

Nicholas MacyDr. Nicholas Macy completed his DVM degree at the University of California, Davis. His internship was completed at the Animal Medical Center in New York City, and he then received residency training at Tufts University. Dr. Macy is board certified in surgery. He has been an owner and practicing veterinarian at Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital since 1998.

Dr. Macy enjoys scuba diving, traveling, wine tasting, and spending time with his three children and two cats.

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Johanna Sherrill, DVM

Johanna Sherrill, DVMDr. Johanna Sherrill graduated from the University of Georgia with a Degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1995 and a Master's in Medical Microbiology in 1996. She then completed a general medicine and surgery internship in San Diego, an aquatic internship at Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut, and a residency in zoological medicine at the National Zoo in Washington, DC.

Dr. Sherrill became board-certified in zoological medicine in 2005. She has worked as a relief Veterinarian in California for 20 years, treating all animal species even fish. She is passionate about marine conservation and an eco-friendly lifestyle.

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“Thank you so much for everything. You took such good care of us and we could not be more appreciative. We can tell you take pride in the amazing work you do and we were so fortunate to stumble upon you in the middle of the night. Sugar is doing well.” ~ Love‚ The Zack Family

“I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all the staff at Monterey Peninsula Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center. Through this difficult time you have shown compassion and extreme sensitivity.” ~ Keith & Monica

“Thank you for all your support for our family in a time of need. Abby meant all the world to us & obviously touched your hearts too.” ~ Camille

“Thank you for your excellent care for my little “flying monkey”‚ Louie. Let’s just hope he never goes flying again.” ~ Camille

“Thank you for your excellent care for my little “flying monkey”‚ Louie. Let’s just hope he never goes flying again.” ~ Camille

“I wanted to thank you once again for saving my little girl’s life. You guys made Christmas a very happy time instead of a time of sorrow. I know that you touch a hundred or even a thousand of people’s heart every day‚ and I just wanted you to know how much it is appreciated. You are all so great. I hope all is well and that life is as good for you as it is for me.” ~ Mikey McAdams

“We love you. You are always here for our dog and all of your staff is terrific.” ~ Mary Ann Sterling

“Very good and experienced compared to other hospitals I have been. I will be back. ”