Bay Area Animal Hospital and Bay Area Pet Spa and Resort

Bay Area Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Ashland, WI. The professional and courteous staff at Bay Area Animal Hospital seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients.

We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Bay Area Animal Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Ashland and surrounding areas.

We consider it a privilege to work with you and are dedicated to providing the best possible veterinary care for your pet!

Bay Area Pet Spa and Resort is located adjacent to Bay Area Animal Hospital. We have 28 dog kennels of various sizes, along with multiple cat condos for your boarding needs. Our grooming suite can accommodate the needs of various sized dogs and cats, along with a variety of coat types. We also offer daily daycare Monday through Friday for dogs who pass an evaluation. Come see us for all your pet boarding, grooming and daycare needs!

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  • 3601 US Highway 2
  • Ashland,WI 54806
  • Hospital: (715) 682-8865
  • Pet Spa: (715) 682-4747
  • Fax: (715) 682-0199
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  • Monday-Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • After Hours Emergency:
  • (715) 292-1118
  • Erik Haukaas DVM

    Veterinarian, Hospital Owner

    Dr. Haukaas grew up in Ashland WI.  He is a graduate of Ashland High School, and Northland College.  He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Wisconsin-School of Veterinary Medicine in 1990.  Erik and his wife Amy (who is the office manager) have two children, Alyssa and Jake.  They share their home with their dogs, "Slate" and "Cider".

    Dr. Haukaas joined the Bay Area Animal Hospital in 1993, and became the owner in 1998.  A new hospital building was completed in 2008 to accommodate the business growth and include pet grooming, boarding and daycare.

    Erik enjoys hunting and fishing in the Chequamagon Bay area when not working.  He is a member of the AVMA, WVMA, and the Chequamagon Humane Association.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1990
    Education:
    University of Wisconsin
  • Cassie Brackin

    Veterinary Assistant  

    Cassie has been a resident of Ashland and Washburn for over 15 years. She attended college at Globe University in Eau Claire for Veterinary Technician. Cassie has a hobby farm which includes 40+ chickens, 3 cows, and 2 dogs named Dubs and Tigger. She has 2 children Dylan and Novalee plus four step children, Jordon, Mariah, Mckenzy, and Dakota. She has a niece and nephew named Alexa, and David. Cassie is very family oriented and has a passion for animals. Cassie loves to be outside and go fishing anytime she has a chance.     


  • Tanya Sherrard

    Pet Groomer

    Tanya currently lives in Washburn, WI. She graduated from Bethany Lutheran College in May of 2017 with a BA in Studio Arts, and an emphasis in 3D, 2D and graphic design. She is also a certified groomer since August of 2017. Along with the interest in art, she also finds all kinds of animals interesting and fun to learn about, especially the ones we can call our own. Her family has 3 dogs, Otto, Fritz and Edsel. Tanya also has a few pets of her own; a dog named Little Belle, 6 chickens and two cats named Qu and Sky.

  • Erika Roethig

    Spa Attendant

    Erika relocated from Arizona to Ashland in 2016 with her dog, Benjamin. She is currently earning a Bachelors in the Science of Business Administration at University of Phoenix. Outside of school and work, Erika has many hobbies including photography, cooking, and being in the great outdoors with Ben. She loves all types of animals, especially ones found in the wild. Family is very important and she takes every opportunity to travel to visit with them.
  • Mariah Busch

    Spa Attendant

    Mariah graduated from WITC-Ashland in December of 2017 with a Technical Diploma in Office Support Specialist. Mariah is passionate about baking, spending quality time with her family, animals of all sorts, taking photographs, traveling and cheering on the Green Bay Packers. She especially enjoys spending time outdoors anywhere from ice fishing with her boyfriend, Sean, in the winter, to kayaking at her family cabin in the summer. She has four cats (Freddie, Harley, Bella and Meow) and a dog (Remi) that keep her on her toes daily; she also has two dogs (Mason and Buck) at her dad's house in southern Wisconsin. Mariah looks forward to meeting you and your furry friend(s).
  • Megan Hamann

    Veterinary Assistant

    Megan was born and raised in the Ashland area and has always loved animals and being outdoors. When not at work, Megan enjoys hunting, ice fishing, four wheeling and spending time with her family. Her and her husband, Brett, have one dog named Rocky and a Red-Eared Slider turtle named Link. In the future, she hopes to be able to travel to Russia and in the meantime learn the Russian language. 
  • Lia Anderson

    Spa Attendant

    Lia was raised in Rice Lake, Wisconsin and recently moved to the Ashland area to pursue a Bachelors Degree in Outdoor Education at Northland College, starting in the fall of 2018. At her parents' house in Rice Lake, WI she has two dogs (Sheeka and Stellaluna) and five cats (Twister, Sagwa, Phoenix, Alizay and Smokey). Lia has always been eager to learn, from her apprenticeship with a professional photographer, to her brief stint as the manager of a kayaking business. She hopes to someday be able to travel more often, but for now, Lia, is content with settling in Ashland.