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Kevin Hudson, D.V.M., M.S.

Dr. Hudson has 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 beautiful cat, Grace, and two newly welcomed Frenchies, Juneau & Ivy Rose . Dr. Hudson and his family are thrilled to bring high quality veterinary care to the Sumter community and surrounding areas.
Joe Denton D.V.M.

Dr. Denton is a graduate of The University of Georgia.  
He is from Camden, and owned several AAHA practices in the Camden/Lugoff area.  Currently he is working closely with the Kershaw County Animal Shelter in Camden several days a week.  He is also the "relief" veterinarian for Dr. Hudson.  We are thrilled he chose to join our team, and we all love him!
In his off time, he enjoys hunting and working his bird dogs (see photo), riding his horses, swimming and generally anything that keeps him outside. He has been known to swim several miles a day in the summer.
He's also been known to be spotted at any social gathering that may take place in Camden. 

2565 Broad St.
 Sumter, SC 
Tori Friel

Tori is our Practice Manager here at HVH. She has been here since the doors opened in 2012 and we don't plan on letting her get away. She enjoys interacting with the clients and their pets. Tori can be found anywhere around the clinic doing various tasks and also steps in to assist in surgery as well as helping the technicians with exam rooms. She is married and has a beautiful daughter, Holley. She and her family have 3 rescued babies a German Shepard named "Mallory", a Lab named "Noah" and a Mini Schnauzer named "Astro". Tori fosters pups when their mothers have decided to slip away from their duties. When not on the clock you can probably find her in a deer stand, a duck blind or at the racetrack with her family cheering on there favorite drivers!!! Tori and her family reside in Sumter.

Jessica Christmas

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 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.
The Hudson Family
We make the best attempt to run Hudson Veterinary Hospital like a family. As with any family, it is full of characters..... some of  those characters include the Hudson kids.  The crew includes Ellie, Brenton, Will and Hunter. 

Jennifer Dennis- JPO

Jennifer has been a veterinary technician with us since 2015. JPO can be found anywhere in the hospital, loving on all the patients. At home she 2 dogs Carolina & Scrappy, 2 beautiful girls, a husband, and a couple of turtles. JPO spends her spare time at the lake and watching the Clemson Tigers carry on their winning streaks.  She looks forward to continuing learning about veterinary medicine, and she tries to learn something new everyday. Jennifer and her family reside in Sumter. 

Mitch Millsaps

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.  

We Are Passionate About Your Pets!
Cathy Benenahaley

Cathy is a technician at HVH and has been with us since 2018. Cathy has 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, 2 beautiful kids, and a husband. She loves the outdoors, and anything Clemson. She looks forward to continue learning about veterinary medicine, has an Associates in Natural Resource Management and her Associates in Environmental Engineering. Cathy and her family currently reside in Dalzell. 
Amber Branham

Amber was part of the original crew when we opened in 2012 and now she is back with us as a veterinary technician, as of February 2019 and we are very excited to have her back. Amber has been in the veterinary field since she graduated high school in 2007 and has no intentions of changing that profession - if anything she wants to grow more in the field.  Amber enjoys dental hygiene and loves any senior pup who comes in. At home she has 2 sweet kids, a handful of dogs and a husband. When Amber isn't here she's chasing behind those kids or busy being outdoors. Amber and her family reside in Bishopville.  
Kayla Christmas 

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 the reception area.  Kayla spends her free time at the beach and at the river with her friends. 
Savannah Presler

Savannah is the face greeting you as you enter Hudson Veterinary Hospital, but we also steal her to do tech work with us as well. Savannah has a degree in Early Childhood Education but decided veterinary medicine is the path she wants to stay in. In September Savannah will be changing her last name. In her downtime you can find Savannah barrel racing on her pride and joy, Boomer, or working on her farm. 
Ashley Tuggle 

Ashley is our Veterinary Assistant here at Hudson Veterinary Hospital, Ashley makes sure all the pets have comfortable blankets and beds alongside helping recover patients coming out of surgery. Ashley is also getting a name change in September. At home Ashley has  River Boone & Oreo who keep her busy. Ashley plans to complete her college degree and being a Registered Nurse.
Breanna Kimbrell

Breanna is a Sumter native that began her journey with us as a kennel technician and is now one of our valued veterinary technicians. Breanna spends her extra time volunteering at the animal shelter. While being with us Breanna has obtained her degree in Animal & Veterinary Sciences from Clemson University and has goals of obtaining her DVM in the future. When Breanna isn't at work (or school) she enjoys reading, hunting, and spending time with her dog, Tucker.