Erik Shoemake

Hospital Administrator / Owner

Erik and his wife, Dr. Shoemake, own Haywood Road Animal Hospital together. Before his introduction into veterinary medicine in 2018, Erik had a wide array of experience. He is originally from south New Jersey, where he worked as a software engineer for Harrah’s Casinos. He has an undergraduate degree from Stockton College in New Jersey, as well as a Master’s degree from LaSalle University in Philadelphia. Erik transferred with Harrah’s to Las Vegas, Nevada, where he met his wife. In 2008, he decided to pursue a more fulfilling career and went back to school. He received a Master’s degree in education from The University of Las Vegas. The Shoemakes then moved to Memphis, TN, where Erik gained experience as both a middle school and high school teacher of STEM.

As our hospital administrator, Erik is a vital member of our team and has an array of duties. His passion is client communication and he strives to please each of our pet parents, ensuring they have a good experience while in our hospital. He also has done extensive training on low stress handling and helps the team in our quest to achieve this with every appointment. When he is not at the hospital, Erik enjoys visiting the craft breweries and cideries that his homebase of the Asheville area has to offer. He loves to travel and spends most of his spare time having fun with his kids.