Dr. Bob’s Retirement Announcement

Dear Friends, As you may know, I transferred ownership of Hudson Veterinary Hospital to Dr. Kelly Willard and her husband Ryan on January 28, 2019.  I purposed to stay on in a supporting role to aid in the transition.   Now that they are well established, I will be retiring as of July 28, 2019. It has been a privilege to serve you and your furry friends for the last 35 years as...
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Breaking News – Welcome Willard Family!

We are excited to announce that Hudson Veterinary Hospital has new owners! Dr. Kelly Willard and her husband Ryan Willard officially purchased the hospital from long time owners Dr. Bob and Jane Roberts on January 28th. Dr. Bob will remain as a staff veterinarian here. He is very much enjoying seeing patients and having less responsibility in the day to day affairs of running the practice. Ryan...
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Why don’t my dog’s feet freeze in the snow?

Wouldn’t it be nice to have warm feet all winter even without shoes or socks? Your pet has an advantage we don’t, and it is not just extra hair. When our feet get cold, our body constricts our feet’s blood vessels to slow blood flow to protect our core body temperature.  Low blood flow can mean not just discomfort, but possible frostbite. Researchers in Japan have studied dogs’ feet...
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Christmas Puppy or Kitten?

What next? Ok. So, you now have a new puppy or kitten adding to the Holiday chaos.  Congratulations! I’m sure it is already clear that the family dynamics have been suddenly altered.  There are not many things more fun than the antics of a new pet.  Pet videos are forever a social media hit.  But, after the novelty fades, there are some real considerations to consider. Your new...
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Should I keep my cat away from my Christmas Tree?

A Christmas Tree does pose a threat for some cats. What could be more fun than scaling a tower offering a new vantage point to survey the surroundings?  Or better yet, chewing on a dangling cord or shiny tinsel? Kittens and young cats are most likely to tackle scaling a tree.  Some common sense precautions are in order.  Swallowing pine needles from a live tree can be dangerous....
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Welcome Doctor Willard!

Doctor Willard joined our HVH family in the fall of 2018. She graduated from Ross University in 2007 and did her clinical year at Virginia Tech. She also serves as a Captain in the U.S Army Reserves as a veterinarian and was deployed to Afghanistan for 12 months in 2017. She and her husband Ryan, who is a teacher and head girls soccer coach at Streetsboro High School, have 2 young daughters and...
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Happy Thanksgiving!


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4th Annual Supply Drive for the HSSC

In honor of the Holiday Season, Hudson Veterinary Hospital is once again sponsoring a donation drive for the Humane Society of Summit County (formerly known as PAWSibilities). HSSC is an animal rescue organization that provides medical care and rehabilitation services to abandoned, abused and neglected animals. The needs are great for basic supplies of food, blankets, cleaning and paper...
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My Dog is Limping. Is It an Emergency?

It is always difficult to see your beloved pet in discomfort, and if an injury occurs, it can be difficult to determine the severity of the injury at home. Musculoskeletal injuries are common in pets. Like people, many older pets suffer from arthritis and can have intermittent lameness. Sprain injuries can also occur, especially in active animals. If your dog or cat becomes suddenly lame, assess...
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Do Dogs Get Hay Fever?

Hay fever in humans causes the typical sneezing and itchy water eyes associated with pollen allergies – trees and grass in the Spring and ragweed in the Fall. Dogs also react to these pollens, but in a much different way.  Dogs show more sensitivity to the pollen contact to the skin than the nasal passages and eyes as in humans.  The typical symptoms in dogs are generalized itching of...
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