D.V.M., University of Illinois
M.P.H., University of Illinois at Chicago
Diplomate, American College of Theriogenologists
Dr. Jack Herrmann practiced mixed-animal veterinary medicine in Cedarville and Freeport, Ill., in the heart of Illinois dairy country west of Rockford, for 25 years before joining the faculty at the College of Veterinary Medicine. During his years in practice he became boarded in theriogenology (animal reproduction). He was also active locally in public health and completed a master's degree in that field shortly before leaving private practice.
"Veterinary medicine has its foundations in livestock health, a large part of which dealt with protecting human health," says Dr. Herrmann.
After finishing his MPH, Dr. Herrmann spent a year in Washington, D.C., as a Congressional Science Fellow advising the offices of Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) on issues of public health, veterinary and human medicine, health care, and the environment.
At the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, he uses his expertise in food animal herd health management and in animal reproduction, working primarily with dairy cattle. He also heads the college's joint degree program that enables veterinary students to complete both the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and the Master's in Public Health degree in five years, and he is co-director of the college's Center for One Health Illinois.
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