Bay Area Animal Hospital

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!

We are located adjacent to the Bay Area Pet Spa & Resort. Check out the Spa and Resort for all your pet boarding, grooming and daycare needs.

  • 3601 US Highway 2
  • Ashland,WI 54806
  • Hospital: (715) 682-8865
  • Pet Spa: (715) 682-4747
  • Fax: (715) 682-0199
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  • Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sat: 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 "Charlie" 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
    University of Wisconsin
  • Pam Lightner

    Receptionist, Veterinary Assistant

    Pam and her husband Mike live outside Washburn WI.  They are both lifelong residents of the area.  They share their home with their cat "Bongo".

    Pam is the head receptionist at the Bay Area Animal Hospital, and has been working with pets since 1997.  Her favorite work experience is seeing how fast pets improve after Therapy Laser Treatments.Pam has been with the Bay Area Animal Hospital since July 2003.

  • Jessica Newman

    Groomer, Spa Attendant

    Jessica is a lifelong resident of Ashland.  She lives with her fiance, Michael, and their polydactyl cat "Sasquatch".  Jessica started working at the Bay Area Pet Spa & Resort in June of 2008 as an evening Spa Attendant.  She earned her Pet Grooming Degree in 2011, and is now the full time groomer at the Pet Spa.

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    Cassie Brackin

      Veterinary Assistant       

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    Nikki Pazdra

       Spa Attendant    


  • Taylor Lepak

    Spa Attendant