Nik Hawkins is a Director of Communications and Public Relations at University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. He and his colleagues aim to inform and improve postsecondary education policy, research, and practice through the creation and exchange of knowledge via research, publications, and public programs. Outside of work, Nik is a fledgling husband, avid runner, voracious reader, and occasional writer.
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For an athletic dog, breathing problems can be devastating. Jack, a three-year-old Labrador Retriever and one of the youngest field trial dogs at the national level, faced this very challenge just a few months ago. But his natural toughness, coupled with UW Veterinary Care’s surgical expertise, have put him back on top again.