Our Veterinarian Services

We’re pleased to offer the following services

Emergency & ICU

Get Emergency Services

We understand emergencies can be stressful for you and your animal. Our team is dedicated to providing compassionate care and top-quality emergency services to ensure your animal receives the best possible treatment. Trust us to be there when you need us most.

For emergencies Call: (208) 251-8549


Small Animal Services

Preventative Care

We work to ensure that the best vaccination plan for puppies and kittens, then to help with annual adult wellness and preventative care.


At Hawthorne we are able to provide a deep cleaning of the teeth, polishing and any necessary extractions or other work.


Procedures such as spay and neuter surgeries to more complex surgeries for injuries or illnesses.

Diagnostic testing

This includes blood work, urinalysis, x-rays, Endoscope, and other tests that can help diagnose health issues in pets.

Therapeutic Laser

Therapeutic laser to be very beneficial to promotes heal by increasing blood flow to the areas which then results in a faster recovering time.


Process of inserting a small chip under your pet’s skin to help identify them if they get lost.

Large Animal Services

Preventative Care

Keeping current vaccinations, routine dental care and dental floating, sheath cleaning, Coggins testing, health certificates, nutritional consultation, and parasite control.


We offer breeding examinations, reproductive ultrasounds, artificial insemination of both cooled and frozen semen, and more.

Large Animal Surgery

We offer a range of Large Animal Surgery services, including laceration repair, standing castrations, cryptorchid surgeries, hernia repair, lump removals, and surgical laser.

Lameness Exam

We offer full lameness evaluations and pre-purchase examinations to help you find the right horse. We also provide treatment protocols for lame horses, including joint injections, supplementation, acupuncture, and laser therapy.

Horse Foaling

Our horse foaling service provides a safe and stress-free environment for mares during labor and delivery. Our experienced veterinarians and staff use the latest technology to monitor mares and foals, ensuring a successful foaling experience.

Ruminant Care

We offer comprehensive health and wellness care services for llamas, including check-ups, vaccinations, dental care, nutrition counseling, and specialized diagnostic and treatment services.


From Our Patients

Dr. Gerstner has been my vet for 30 years. She is the most talented surgeon in the West. I cannot say enough good things about her. I highly recommend Hawthorne Animal Hospital!

Annette Davis

Google Review

They care about all the animals they treat. They are part of the family, to them it is not all about the money they can collect from you!!! All the staff is awesome!!

Misty Harper

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Frequently Asked

What vaccinations does my pet need?

Your pet will need a series of vaccinations to protect them from common illnesses. The exact vaccinations will depend on the type of pet you have, their age, and their lifestyle. Our veterinarians can help you determine which vaccinations your pet needs and create a customized vaccination schedule for them.

What should I do if my pet is injured or sick after hours?

If your pet is injured or sick outside of our regular business hours, please call our emergency line (208 251-8549). We have a veterinarian on call who can advise you on the best course of action and provide emergency care if needed.

How do I care for my pet’s teeth?

Regular dental care is important for your pet’s overall health. We recommend brushing your pet’s teeth regularly, feeding them dental-friendly treats and toys, and bringing them in for regular dental cleanings. Our veterinarians can provide more specific advice based on your pet’s needs.

How often should my horse’s teeth be floated?

Most horses require their teeth to be floated, or filed down, every six months to a year to prevent dental issues and ensure proper chewing and digestion. Your veterinarian can advise you on the appropriate frequency for your horse.

How do I prevent my horse from getting colic?

Colic is a common digestive issue in horses, but there are several preventative measures you can take, such as ensuring access to clean water, feeding a balanced diet, providing ample exercise, and scheduling regular veterinary check-ups.

How can I keep my horse’s hooves healthy?

Proper hoof care is important for a horse’s overall health and performance. Regular hoof trims, maintaining a balanced diet, and providing a clean and dry environment are all important factors in keeping a horse’s hooves healthy.

Contact us during Working Hours



Emergencies: (208) 251-8549

Pocatello Location

5011 Hawthorne Rd. Pocatello, Idaho, 83202

Mon-Thur: 7:30am - 7pm

Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm

Sat: 8:30am - 1pm


+1 (208) 237-1149

American Falls Location

2773 Fairgrounds Rd. American Falls, Idaho, 83211

Mon-Thur: 7:30am - 9:30am

Fri: 7:30am - 8:30am

Sat: 7:30am - 8:30am


+1 (208) 226-7181

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