I was raised in Northern California, went to UCD as an undergrad and on to Vet School at Davis, graduating in 1982. I moved to Angels Camp and have stayed here ever since. I have raised my two children, Tommy and Chelsea in this environment and love the rural community Angels Camp offers. I like flying float planes, fly fishing, various organized sports and eating. Professionally I enjoy working with all species of animals and my interest is surgery especially orthopedics.
Thomas A. Heermance
I received my D.V.M. in 2003 from University of California, Davis. I grew up in Palo Alto, California and attended Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. My wife Ali and I moved to Calaveras County in the summer of 2003 and I have worked at Angels Camp Veterinary Hospital ever since. I have a special interest in surgery and internal medicine. My wife and I live in Vallecito with our daughter Addison (6), and son Peyton (4). Our animal family evolves constantly but at the moment includes a donkey, goats, chickens, dogs and cats. Hobbies outside of veterinary medicine include fun at Bear Valley in the winter and New Melones lake in the summer.
I was raised in the Bay Area where I grew up with the dream of someday becoming a veterinarian and living in the country with horses in my own backyard. Moving to Angels Camp has allowed me to realize these two lifelong dreams. I moved to Portland, Oregon for my undergraduate studies at Lewis & Clark College where I graduated with a BA in Sociology and Anthropology. I spent a few more years completing pre-requisites for veterinary school at Portland State University and then attended the Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine (Go Beavs!) for my veterinary education. My professional interests include internal medicine and pet hospice care. Being a veterinarian is fulfilling because it gives me the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with pets and their people; I’m fortunate to call this my profession. My partner and I share our home with 3 dogs, 5 cats, and 2 horses. When I’m not at the vet hospital, you will find me with my animals, horseback riding, spending time with my family, or taking care of our ranch.