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Dr. Chris Erdman

Chris Erdman

Dr. Chris Erdman was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and grew up in Hayward, Wisconsin (northwestern Wisconsin). He worked with veterinarians on dairy farms thoughout high school and college. Dr. Erdman studied pre-veterinary medicine at the University of Wisconsin and majored in agriculture and biochemistry. He graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1977.

Dr. Erdman has practiced in and around Chicago for 20 years, the most recent hospital being Antioch Animal Hospital in Antioch, Illinois. He practiced in Naples, Florida before buying Kings Trail Animal Hospital.

He enjoys traveling with his wife, Jan, who is from Coconut Grove, Florida. Dr. Erdman also enjoys cooking, especially Italian food and makes the best BBQ beef ribs in Jacksonville! Dr. Erdman and Jan have one Norwegian Forest cat, Sissy and two Yorkshire terrorists, Hamton and Charlston.




Ashley was the kid that would bring home lost dogs and cats. As she got older she realized the Veterinary field is where she wanted to be. She has worked as a receptionist in this industry for 6 years. She has 4 wonderful dogs that keep her family and herself busy all day long; Daisy, Cali, Sabrina, and Alana. When she is not working she likes to go on mini adventures to find new beaches and find new trails with her husband and son.



Nancy has been a receptionist at Kings Trail since 2007. She was born and raised in Ohio where she first fell in love with animals. She has worked at an animal hospital in Ohio for 14 years before moving to Jacksonville. She loves to thrift shop and visit Siesta Key, where it's always 5 o'clock, any chance she gets. She has 2 adult children and 3 grandchildren. She currently has 1 beautiful long hair dachshund named Hattie Mae. 

Veterinary Technician


Sharon has been a veterinary technician here since 2011. She was raised in Alabama prior to moving to Jacksonville. She has over 30 years experience in the veterinary field. She has 2 children and raises blue ribbon chickens with them. When not at work her love for anything outdoors usually takes her fishing. She has two dogs, Nay Nay and Sparky, and two cats, Ringo and Scat the Cat.

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