Meet the Team

  • Dr. Eric Herman
    Dr. Eric Herman

    Dr. Herman has wanted to help pets ever since he was a child. He graduate from Purdue University as a double major in Animal Science and Biology. He was then fortunate enough to obtain early entry for his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University. Upon finishing at Purdue, he went on to an internship at the world-renowned Animal Medical Center in New York City. He completed a 3-year surgical residency at MedVet in Columbus, Ohio where he really developed his passion for minimally invasive orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation. He has advanced training in rehabilitation through the University of Tennessee.

    The human-animal bond was the driving factor that led Dr. Herman to veterinary medicine. Seeing the impact that animals have on individuals and families are astounding! He loves hearing the stories of how much the patients mean to their pet parents. Over the years, he has noticed how much an injured pet’s impaired movement strains the bond between their pet parents. This is the driving force that created Kinetic Pets. His goal is to strengthen the bond between his patients and their pet parents by improving their mobility through minimally invasive surgical and rehabilitation procedures to be free from pain as fast as possible.

    Dr. Herman accomplishes his love for teaching through lectures around the world on cranial cruciate ligament disease, advanced fracture repair, arthroscopy, osteoarthritis, regenerative medicine and rehabilitation. He has performed over 5000 knee surgeries over his career. Volume is an important factor when choosing a surgeon to know the variety of differences that can occur from patient to patient. A continual improvement mindset is another important trait to seek in a surgeon to assure that they take every case as an individual and critically evaluate their work to improve from one case to the next. He treats each case as an individual to determine the best possible treatment plan in the most minimally invasive procedure.

    Outside of orthopedic surgery he enjoys spending time with his family, going to football games, golfing, traveling and home improvements.

  • Mason Lusk
    Mason Lusk RVT, CCRP

    Mason is a native-born Florida from Fort Myers, Florida. He and his girlfriend moved to Gainesville Florida to further their veterinary careers. Together they enjoy tending to their garden, caring for their several aquariums, video games where they run farms, and caring for their dogs Lily, Ozzy, and their cats Finn and Kitten.   

    Mason spent much of his childhood raising and working with cattle dogs who aided his family in herding cattle for their ranch. Since keeping them in good physical health was important to their safety and efficiency while working, Mason would find many creative ways of training and working the group of dogs that worked for his family. One day while watching an Animal Planet special he was amazed at the effect that Canine Rehabilitation could have on injured dogs in a case where a dachshund that had become paralyzed could walk again after rehabilitation. Struck by the notion that this would be a thing he could easily enjoy doing for a long time he began to chase a career in Veterinary Rehabilitation.
    Mason would go on to become a Veterinary Technician at Heritage Institute in Fort Myers and then a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner through the University of Tennessee program. He began working in a specialty animal hospital and then in a specialty surgical center. Over the last eight years of practicing, he has developed a wealth of knowledge and experience to bring to the treatment of hundreds of injured or disabled pets. Whether their ailments be orthopedic, neurological, or even if you’re just looking to improve your pet's physical ability, Mason is here to help.

  • Christopher Lopez
    Christopher Lopez

    Christopher was born and raised in Miami, FL. He recently moved to Dunnellon, FL in 2020. He has over 8 years of experience in veterinary medicine primarily with referral surgical hospitals. Working with animals have always been a great passion of Christopher’s especially working in the Surgery Team. He loves assisting the surgeons during all types of procedures. He has also worked in emergency medicine, general practice and with radioactive iodine in cats with thyroid tumors. Christopher has 4 dogs, a hedgehog and a bird. During his time outside of an operating room, Christopher enjoys spending time with his pets and watching football. He is a huge Miami Hurricanes fan!

  • Jenny Osbun
    Jenny Osbun, CVT

    Jenny was born in Manhattan and grew up in near by New Jersey suburbs. She attended the University of Delaware where she received her Bachelors of Science in Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Animal Biosciences, with a minor in Equine Disease and Lameness. She then moved to Florida in 2017. Shortly thereafter, she attended St. Petersburg College to receive her associates in Veterinary Technology. She then became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2020. After working in various fields of veterinary medicine, Jenny has found a passion in assisting with orthopedic surgeries and aiding in the recovery of such procedures. Helping once painful patients transition to a quality of life without pain or need of constant medication has been rewarding for Jenny to witness. In her off time Jenny maintains a farm with 6 horses, 5 goats, 3 cats, and three rescue dogs.

  • Lorena Smith
    Lorena Smith, CVT

    Lorena was born in Puerto Rico and moved to Florida in 2004. She attended City College of Gainesville and received her Associates in Veterinary Technology. She became a Certified Veterinary Technologist in 2021. Throughout her schooling she did several externships in rehabilitation, research, emergency, internal medicine and surgery. She found a love and passion for orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation. She aspires to specialize in rehabilitation one day. Outside of work Lorena enjoys spending time with her family and animals.

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Monday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday

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Saturday

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Sunday

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Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
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Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
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Friday
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Saturday
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Sunday
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