Meet our amazing team at Hudson Veterinary Hospital and why we love what we do so much. Click on our images to learn more about us!
Kevin Hudson, D.V.M., M.S.
Dr. Hudson had wanted to be a veterinarian since he received his first otoscope when he was 3 years old. He received the Outstanding Graduate Student award in the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998 and graduated with Honors from Texas A&M University in 2001. He has practiced in Houston, Texas, as well as the Upstate, Lowcountry, and Midlands of South Carolina. Although he has practiced on a variety of animals, including small and large animals, he has focused on dogs, cats, and pocket pets since 2004. He has 4 children, a crew of 2 cats, and 2 French Bulldogs. Dr. Hudson and his family are thrilled to bring high-quality veterinary care to the Sumter community and surrounding areas.
If you’re looking for Jessica, chances are she’s in our surgical suite. Jessica has been our surgical technician here at HVH since 2013. She has been in veterinary medicine for close to 10 years and strives daily to expand her knowledge. Jessica’s main interests are surgery, anesthesia, and pain management. When Jessica clocks out, don’t be surprised if you find her in the gym, on the river, in the deer stand, or out horseback riding. Jessica grew up with a menagerie of animals on a farm and still has several she cares for daily. Another homegrown Sumter girl, she currently resides in Sumter with her dog, Rambo.
Mitch is one of our veterinary technicians here at HVH. A part of our team a few years ago, he has been back with us since 2016! He is originally from Lugoff and went to college for natural resource management, but his heart is fully in Veterinary Medicine. Client education is Mitch’s strong point; he’s not going to let you slip out the door without making sure you’re 100% in the loop of what’s going on with your pet. Mitch has a horse, a dog, and a kitty. When he’s not on the clock, you can find him camping or playing video games with his partner! Mitch currently resides in Sumter.
Cathy is a technician at HVH and has been with us since 2018. Cathy has a huge spot in her heart for any and every critter we see, and even the ones we don’t. Cathy isn’t scared to try anything new, and at home, she has a zoo of her own animals, two beautiful kids, and a husband. She loves the outdoors and anything Clemson. She looks forward to continuing learning about veterinary medicine, has an Associates in Natural Resource Management and an Associates in Environmental Engineering. Cathy and her family currently reside in Dalzell.
Kayla has been with the Hudson Veterinary family since 2017. Kayla has earned her way from being a kennel technician to recently becoming a veterinary technician. You can also find her working in the reception area. Kayla spends her free time at the beach and at the river with her friends.
This is Harley, and she is one of our Front Desk receptionists! She has been with us since February 2020, and we are thrilled to have her! Harley, her boyfriend, two dogs, and a kitty call Sumter home. She has been in the veterinary field for the last 3-4 years and absolutely loves it! When off the clock you can find her hanging on the river with her friends!
This is Payton, and she is one of our Veterinary Assistants! Payton has been with us since June 2020 and just graduated this year from Clarendon Hall. She loves holding all the puppies and kittens she can handle while assisting our technicians. Payton is a Sumter girl, and when not at the hospital, you can find her spending time outdoors with her family and her dog Sadie.
This is Nikki!! She is one of our assistants/receptionists. She has been learning the veterinary technician side as well and looks forward to expanding her knowledge in all aspects of the job. Nikki is new to the veterinary field and has been with us since June 2020. She loves patient care and is one of the sweetest people you will ever meet. Nikki is a homegrown Sumter girl, and when she is not at the hospital, you can find her on her family’s farm!
This is Kendra! She is the newest addition to the Hudson Family! Kendra is a wonderful tech who goes above and beyond for her patients. She is married with two kids and a few kitty cats!!! When not on the clock, you can probably find her working out or cheering on the Gamecocks! Kendra is a homegrown Sumter girl! We are so thankful she has joined the Hudson Veterinary family!