Veterinarians


Dr. Kelly Willard is the owner of Hudson Veterinary Hospital. 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 our practice manager and also the head girls soccer coach at Streetsboro High School, have 2 young daughters and live in Cuyahoga Falls. They also have a rescue dog named Scarlet who is a black lab mix. In her spare time, Dr. Willard enjoys traveling, spending time with family, and running in the Boston Marathon every year.

Dr. Lisa Van Nieuwal is our associate veterinarian. After a 14 year break when she worked at a few other practices in NE Ohio, including MedVet Akron as an ER veterinarian for 10 years, Dr. Lisa is finally back with us at Hudson Veterinary Hospital! She graduated from Ross University after also completing her undergrad at Virginia Tech. Dr. Lisa has four dogs (Reefer the Boston Terrier, Fanny the Chug, Yoder the French Bulldog, the Froggy the French Bulldog) and three cats (Calvin, Evie and B), as well as a thoroughbred horse named Duncan who she rides in dressage competitions. In her free time she enjoys horseback riding, skiing and hiking. Dr. Lisa lives in Hudson. 

 

Dr. Jillian Mesnick is our relief veterinarian who fills in whenever one of our doctors is out of town. She is a graduate of the Ohio State University. In her free time, Dr. Mesnick enjoys reading, writing, painting, designing jewelry, and being outside. Dr. Mesnick and her husband Dale have two children, one in high school and one in college, and make their home in Solon.

 

 

 

Dr. John Owen does orthopedic and laparoscopic surgery by appointment. Photos and details coming soon!