Our Team

Dr. Eric Hawksford

Dr. 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

Laurie Hawksford is a UW-River Falls graduate with a degree in Elementary Education. She taught in Minnesota and Wisconsin before joining Eric at the pet hospital in 2008. She enjoys spending time with their family, reading, hiking, and gardening.

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 attend church in Minneapolis. Their water loving canine, Lochlan, fits in well with their out-of-doors lifestyle.


Jen grew up in New Richmond, WI. She has 3 children; lives in Hudson with Troy (her significant other), Finnley (a golden retriever), Foster (a boxer), and Pearl (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.


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 and Ajax 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.