Erich was born and raised in Bellevue, Nebraska. He received his B.S. in biology from the University of Nebraska in 1996 and his D.V.M. from Kansas State University in 2001. He owned and operated Twin Creek Animal Hospital, a four-doctor general practice in Bellevue until 2021, where he still serves as Chief of Staff. He opened Nebraska Dentistry and Oral Surgery for Animals, also in Omaha, in 2021. He became a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College in 2021.
Erich has a passion for veterinary dental education and service to the community. He is a past treasurer of the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry and an active committee member for the American Veterinary Dental College. He is a pro bono veterinary dentist for numerous law enforcement agencies throughout the Midwest as well as Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo. He hosts Iowa State University senior veterinary students for externships in dentistry throughout the year. He hosts continuing education courses for veterinarians and when time allows, participates as guest lecturer for veterinary CE conferences. When not working, he enjoys anything outdoors, particularly hiking and spending time with his kids.