In 1961, Hudson Road Animal Hospital (HRAH) became the first veterinary hospital in Woodbury, Minnesota. In addition to wellness exams and preventative care for cats and dogs, they also offer veterinary acupuncture, laser therapy, ultrasound, surgery, dental services, and digital radiology.
HRAH also offers non-medical services for pets. They have full-service grooming for dogs and cats; additionally, they provide boarding for dogs, cats, birds, guinea pigs, ferrets, hedgehogs, bunnies, and some reptiles!
There are four veterinarians at HRAH: Drs. Jodene Beck, Carolyn Fletcher, and Ashley Peterson. Dr. John Clappier is the owner; he graduated from the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. Dr. Clappier says his favorite part of veterinary medicine is the investigation – working through cases and solving pets’ problems.
Dr. Beck graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. She has a special interest in hospice and end-of-life care as well as complementary medicine. Dr. Beck becamecertified in Veterinary Acupuncture in 2006 and offers acupuncture services at HRAH.
Dr. Fletcher completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Minnesota in 1980. She then emigrated to Israel and raised dairy calves with her husband and son for 14 years! In 1994, she returned to the United States and attended the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine, where she completed her DVM degree in 1998.
Dr. Peterson graduated from University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. She is very interested in preventative medicine and working with clients to help their pets live happy, healthy lives. Her other professional interests include geriatric medicine, dentistry, and internal medicine.
Since HRAH has been a part of Woodbury since 1961, their team has a special bond with the community. They are very involved in community events and enjoy getting to know the people and pets of the east metro area. Be sure to say hi if you see HRAH at an event!
As an emergency and specialty referral hospital, AERC has a number of member clinics throughout the Twin Cities. We highly value our relationships with these family veterinarians, including Hudson Road Animal Hospital. We encourage every pet owner to have a family veterinarian for regular wellness check-ups and vaccinations.