Established in 1964
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.
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 your pets and friends for many years to come!
Highly Trained Team
Dr. Lonna Gerstner
Dr. Lonna Gerstner graduated from Colorado State Veterinary School in 1980 and has been at Hawthorne Animal Hospital since then. She purchased the practice in 1985 and has been expanding and growing it since. She completed her Masters in microbiology from the University of Wyoming in 1976. Dr. Gerstner enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, especially equine reproduction and orthopedic surgeries for small animals. She was raised on a Wyoming ranch and adores spending time with her pets, including her border collie Whip, all her horses and sheep.
Nadine has been part of the Hawthorne Animal Hospital team since 1982. She has held a variety of positions and is equally comfortable working with animals and clients. Nadine has a particular affinity for small animals and is delighted by the arrival of new babies at the hospital. Her faithful companion, Duke, is a fixture at work. Nadine is married with two sons and three grandchildren whom she treasures. As the office manager, she plays a vital role in the smooth operation of the hospital. When not at work, Nadine enjoys chasing her grandchildren and horses around.
Bart has been an essential part of Hawthorne Animal Hospital for the past 19 years, serving as the facility manager for both the Pocatello and American Falls locations. His expertise in maintenance and large animal care-taking has been invaluable to the smooth operation of the hospital. In his free time, Bart enjoys a variety of outdoor activities such as fishing, camping, hunting, and riding snowmobiles and horses. He also shares his love of sports and the great outdoors with his three children, who enjoy team roping, barrel racing, cow wrangling, hunting, and playing baseball.