Dr. Herrmann is native to nearby Barrington; Dr. Herrmann attended Miami University in Ohio for his undergraduate studies. He received his DVM degree in 1983 from the University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana. He was an owner/partner of the hospital from 1986-2013. Along with dogs and cats he treats a variety of exotic animals, such as reptiles, birds, ferrets, other small mammals, including Boris the bobcat at the Wildlife Discovery Center.
Dr. Herrmann is a member of the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians, and the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association. He has served on the board of the Village of Barrington Chicago Veterinary Medical Association and the Chicago Herpetological Society. Dr. Herrmann lives with his wife Darcy, a retired nurse. They have a variety of pet reptiles. He enjoys sailing, skiing, scuba diving, and hunting with his German Short Haired Pointer, Zed.