Hawthorne Animal Hospital

Hawthorne Animal Hospital was established in 1964 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 your pets and friends for many years to come!

Comprehensive Care

Pet owners can rely on the hospital to provide comprehensive care to their pets, without having to seek services from multiple providers.

Friendly Environment

Our hospital’s commitment to providing a comfortable, family-friendly, and calm environment is a major benefit for pets and their owners.

Experienced Team

Our Hospital has a team of experienced, and compassionate veterinarians who are dedicated to providing the best possible care to their patients.

Our Mission & Vision

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

Our mission at Hawthorne Animal Hospital is to provide exceptional veterinary care to all animals in our community with compassion, expertise, and personalized attention. As a locally owned animal hospital since 1964, we are committed to building long-lasting relationships with our clients and their furry and farm animal companions. We offer a comprehensive range of veterinary services for pets and farm animals, including routine preventive care, advanced surgical procedures, and emergency services. We strive to create a comfortable and friendly environment where animals can feel at ease during their visits, and where owners can trust that their animals are receiving the highest quality care. Our goal is to exceed our clients’ expectations and to continue to be a trusted resource for the community for many years to come.


Our Pocatello Facility


Highly Trained Team

At Hawthorne Animal Hospital, we are proud to have an exceptional team of veterinary professionals who are dedicated to providing top-notch care to our patients and their owners. Our veterinarian, Dr. Gerstner, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our practice. Alongside Dr. Gerstner, our staff of trained and compassionate veterinary technicians and support staff work tirelessly to ensure that our patients receive the best possible care.

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 Newbold

Office Manager

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 Anderson

Facility Manager

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.

Breanna Shirk


Morgan Andrus


Lori Isenhart


April May


Joan Getsinger

Surgery Prep

Cindy Dela Cruz


Joshua Gauna

Facility Assistant

Shaileen Gilpin


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