Dr. Eric Howlett joined Dodgeville Veterinary Service in June 17, 2019. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2018, followed by the completion of an internship in small animal primary care at the University of Wisconsin. During his internship, Dr. Eric focused his training on the human-animal bond, low-cost medicine for underserved communities, and pet nutrition. Before becoming a veterinarian, Dr. Eric received a PhD in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from Rice University in Houston, TX, and worked in academic and industry research in the fields of developmental neurogenetics, medical oncology, radiation oncology, and analgesic pharmacology.
“I left research because I felt too far removed from actually helping other people,” says Dr. Eric. “ In vet medicine, I get to work directly with people every day to help keep their fur-family healthy and happy.”
Dr. Eric grew up in Houston, TX, but is proud to call Wisconsin home. When he isn’t taking care of fur babies, Dr. Eric enjoys international travel, backpacking, roller derby, and gardening. Dr. Eric and his wife Bethany (a human family medicine physician) live on a 17 acre homestead in Mount Horeb with their 3 dogs (Chief, Lupini, and Aberforth), 3 cats (George Weasley, Oliver Wood, and Sirius Black), 9 pygora goats, 2 beehives, and 2 pet Holstein cows.