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 27 years, focusing mainly on small animals. 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 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 and daughter-in-law Jess, Drew, Jack and Chloe. As a family they enjoy camping, hiking, skiing, and canoeing. They are active members of a Twin-Cities church. Their four-legged family members are labs Elsa and Lochlan.
Jen grew up in New Richmond, WI. She has 3 children; lives in Hudson with Troy (her significant other), Finnley (a golden retriever), and Foster (a boxer). Jen has an Associate Degree in Business Administration from WITC-New Richmond; and has 25+ years experience providing customer service and office management in other industries. Jen joined our team in November of 2010; 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 downhill skiing, 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. Sandy lives on a hobby farm with her dogs Shady and Kola; two cats Bubbles & Kiblets; and three horses, Breeze, Jax and Pickles. 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.
Sherah is originally from North Branch, Minnesota. She grew up there with her family's dogs and horses before moving to college in River Falls, Wisconsin. After 4 years of schooling at the River Falls campus, she graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science. She has lots of experience with horses and training, but she loves working here and learning more about the smaller animal breeds! She married her husband, Riley, in the summer of 2017. They live in River Falls with their dog Beni. They love doing endless outdoor activities including fishing, hunting, camping, canoeing and kayaking, running and hiking.
Cheryl was born in St. Paul but spent 8 years in Europe growing up. Now she resides in Hudson, WI with her husband; two children; her three dogs Selous, Ajax, and Gizmo along with her cat Tator. She graduated from Globe in 2010 as a Certified Veterinary Technician and has worked at Banfield and Maplebrook Pet Care before joining us in October of 2017. She enjoys spending her free time with her family.