Dr. Eric Hawksford is a 1987 graduate of UW-River Falls and a 1992 graduate of UW-Madison Veterinary School. He has owned and operated Hudson Pet Hospital since April of 2008. Eric has been practicing veterinary medicine in Wisconsin and Minnesota for 25 years, focusing mainly on small animals. He currently also practices at South Metro Animal Emergency Care in Apple Valley, MN four days per month. Eric has a special interest in internal medicine, surgery, dentistry, and allergy issues. He has 17+ years of experience in emergency medicine. He and his family live in Hudson.
Laurie Hawksford is a UW-River Falls graduate with a degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She taught 1st and 2nd grade for seven years before raising a family. Her first year teaching was at E. P. Rock Elementary in Hudson. She also taught in Inver Grove Heights, MN and Watertown, WI. Eric and Laurie settled into family life in Red Wing, MN where she enjoyed her role as a stay at home mom. In 2008 the Hawksford family moved back to Wisconsin and Laurie is now happy to be working side by side with Eric in her new role as office manager, meeting new people and their pets. She enjoys attending the events and games of their children, reading, hiking, gardening and Bible study.
The Hawksfords have four children: Sean, a junior at Montana State University - Bozeman; Drew, a freshman at UWEC; Jack, a junior at HHS; and Chloe, 8th grade at HMS. As a family they enjoy camping, hiking, skiing, and canoeing. They also attend Faith Community Church in Hudson. Their four-legged family members are labs Elsa (red) and Hawkeye (black).
Jen grew up in New Richmond, WI. She has always enjoyed spending time with animals of all sizes and has always had at least one cat or dog in her family. Jen has 3 children; Josh, Whitney & Carter and currently lives with Finnley (a 2 year-old golden retriever), Aspen (a 11 year-old chocolate lab) and Foster (a 8-month old boxer). Jen has an Associate Degree in Business Admin. from WITC-New Richmond; and has 20+ years experience providing customer service and office management in other industries. She feels very fortunate to have found a position that blends her business experience with her love of animals. In her free time, she enjoys reading, gardening, horseback riding, camping and just about any other outdoor activity.
Sandy grew up in St. Paul, MN but has been a resident of Hudson, WI for 20+ years; along with her husband Ron and two children, Jade and Shane. Sandy lives on a hobby farm with her dog Shady; four cats Lucky, Bubbles, Niblets & Kiblets; and three horses, Brave, Breeze and Buzz. Sandy is a certified Veterinary Technician who graduated from the Medical Institute of MN, in 1984. Sandy began her career working at Hudson Road Animal Hospital in Woodbury, MN for 14 years before moving to Armstrong Vet Clinic in Star Prairie, WI where she spent 12 years. Sandy joined our team at Hudson Pet Hospital in June of 2011. In Sandy’s off time she enjoys riding and camping with her horses and spending family time at their cabin up north.