Our Doctors

Dr. Amber Herron

Dr. Amber Herron became lead veterinarian and owner of Caring Hands Veterinary Hospital in January 2018.  A native Kansan (her family operates a dairy SW of Kansas City), Dr. Herron has practiced veterinary medicine in Billings and the surrounding area since 2006.  She is a graduate of Kansas State University where she completed requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, then remained at K-State for her medical education, completing her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) four years later.  Like all our docs, Dr. Herron offers care to a wide range of small animals and pocket pets—everything from dogs and cats and birds to bunnies, chinchillas, and reptiles.  She is married and along with her husband, Jim, has two very precocious children, one 8, the other 15, plus 4 English Bulldogs.


Dr. Erika Cantamessa

Dr. Erika Cantamessa has been an associate veterinarian with Caring Hands for three years.  She is a native of Wallace, Idaho, and did her undergraduate work at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN.  She received her DVM from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in Pullman, WA and has been with Caring Hands for three years.  Dr. Erika (as she prefers to be called) enjoys reading, crafting and crocheting, long walks, and time with her kids.  She and her family have 1 dog, a Corgi named Andromeda, and a black Domestic Medium Hair cat named Joon.


Dr. Marcella Vaughn

Dr. Marcella Vaughn is a native of Dallas, TX.  She, too, has also been with the practice for three years.  Dr. Vaughn received her DVM from Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine in Stillwater, OK.  She loves fishing, a great glass of wine, snuggling up with her hubby, a great glass of wine, hugs and movies with her little boy—and sometimes a great glass of wine!  The Vaughn household recently had to say goodbye to the last of their senior pets.  But Dr. Vaughn says they’re all looking forward to finding a few new furry family members to add to their brood.  We’ll keep you posted!