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Welcome to Hawthorne Animal Hospital
Your Veterinarian in the Pocatello and American Falls areas of Idaho.

Call us at (208) 237-1149
Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (208) 237-1149!

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Hawthorne Animal Hospital was established in 1965 and we are very proud of our history and our relationship with the community. There have been many changes to veterinary medicine since our early beginnings, but providing the best veterinary care to our animals and maintaining long-lasting relationship with our clients has always been our major focus.

Hawthorne Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes emergency cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, family friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our veterinarian team.

At Hawthorne Animal Hospital, we know it can be a challenge to find a caring, professional, and experienced veterinarian for your pets. That’s why we work so hard to provide your pet with the best available care and to exceed your expectations in each and every interaction you have with us. We are honored to be a trusted resource for the community, and we look forward to serving you and your critters for many years to come!

At Hawthorne Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.


Office Hours

Hawthorne Animal Hospital

Monday:

7:30 AM-7:00 PM

Tuesday:

7:30 AM-7:00 PM

Wednesday:

7:30 AM-7:00 PM

Thursday:

7:30 AM-7:00 PM

Friday:

8:30 AM-5:30 PM

Saturday:

8:30 AM-1:00 PM

Sunday:

Closed

American Falls Veterinary Clinic

Monday:

7:30 AM-9:30 AM

Tuesday:

7:30 AM-9:30 AM

Wednesday:

7:30 AM-9:30 AM

Thursday:

7:30 AM-9:30 AM

Friday:

7:30 AM-8:30 AM

Saturday:

7:30 AM-8:30 AM

Sunday:

Closed

Meet the Veterinarian

  • Dr.
    Chris Oats

    We are so glad to welcome Dr. Chirs Oats back to the Hawthorne Animal Hospital staff. She will be working with us Mondays and Wednesdays for the foreseeable future. Dr. Oats has been with the clinic for many years and is throughly enjoying being back visiting with her clients.

  • Dr.
    Lonna Gerstner
    Dr. Lonna Gerstner Dr. Lonna Gerstner has been at Hawthorne since graduating Veterinary school at Colorado State in 1980. She bought the practice in 1985 and has continued building and expanding the clinic ever since. Dr. Gerstner completed her Masters in microbiology from the University of Wyoming in 1976, then continued onto Colorado State University to obtain her veterinary degree. Dr. Gerstner enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but holds a special interest in equine reproductions and small animal orthopedic surgeries. She was raised on a ranch in Wyoming where she developed her love for animals. Dr. Gerstner can always be found with her trusted border collie Whip when she is at the clinic or during her free time. She is often found riding or driving her horses, enjoying her milk cow Della, working her sheep or spending time at her cabin.

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Hear From Happy Pet Owners

  • "Dr Gerstner and her staff are the BEST! They have been nothing but amazing to my fur babies and me. I have horses, pups and cats and I trust them all with Dr Gerstner and her staff. I love that you can tell they truly care about your babies and it's not just a paycheck. So many vets are a fortune to treat your animal, Hawthorne is so reasonable. Thank you for all you do!"
    Kirsten M.
  • "Great people to work with! Everyone goes the extra mile out there to take care of our dogs needs. They feel like it's their second home out there and I love that, most people's animals freak out about going to the vet. Thank you all for all you do! It's greatly appreciated"
    VashtiH.
  • "Have been going to Hawthorne Animal Hospital since 1994 (20 years) and wouldn't take our animals anywhere else. They're the best."
    Steve B.

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