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 has taken over Jane’s former role as practice manager and is now handling the business aspects of the hospital while Dr. Willard focuses on patient care and client relations.
When Dr. Willard joined our practice in 2018, we were all impressed with her ready smile, strong work ethic, and confident and compassionate medical care. As a captain in the United States Army, Dr. Willard spent most of 2017 in Afghanistan treating military, NATO, and CIA service dogs for everything from regular well visits to trauma and emergency surgery.
She and Ryan have two young daughters and two dogs at home in Cuyahoga Falls. Ryan has been the girls’ soccer coach at Streetsboro High School for the past 11 years and is a former high school biology and anatomy teacher. Dr. Willard is an avid runner, qualifying for the Boston Marathon every year. Both Ryan and Dr. Willard enjoy playing golf and traveling with family in their free time. They make an excellent team and we are ecstatic that they have chosen to accept this responsibility.
Please join us in warmly welcoming Dr. Willard and Ryan to the Hudson Veterinary Hospital family!