Dr. Kelly Willard
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 two rescue dogs – Scarlet a black lab mix, and Theo a Pitt Bull 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
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 two dogs (Fanny the Chug and Froggy the French Bulldog) and three cats (Calvin, Evie and B), as well as a thoroughbred horse named Duncan and a Dutch Warmblood horse named Cienta L who she rides in dressage competitions. In her free time she enjoys horseback riding, skiing and hiking. Dr. Lisa lives in Hudson.
Dr. Wendi Wotowiec
Dr. Wendi brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Hudson Veterinary Hospital. She completed her undergrad at Kentucky Wesleyan and graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. She has since worked at Wyoga Veterinary Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls and most recently at Valley Animal Hospital in Akron. Dr. Wendi has two cats (Arwin and Nagini) and four dogs (Korbin the Pitbull, Kilee the French Bulldog, Piper the American Hairless Terrier, and Kevin the English Bulldog). She and her husband Lenny have a blended family of seven adult sons. In her spare time, Dr. Wendi enjoys reading, walking, doing puzzles, and being outside. Other than her college years, Dr. Wendi has always lived in Cuyahoga Falls.
Dr. Jillian Mesnick
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.