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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.
    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.

  • Dr.
    Shelley Gerstner

    Dr. Shelley Gerstner followed in her aunt’s path and attended the University of Wyoming for her bachelor’s degree, then went on to Washington State University for her veterinary education. She then completed an internship working with an equine surgeon in Tennessee for a year. Dr. Shelley then joined Hawthorne Animal Hospital in June 2016. Dr. Shelley enjoys working with all animals but is especially fond of all aspects of equine medicine, small animal surgery and she is also certified in veterinary acupuncture. Dr. Shelley grew up on a cattle and horse ranch in Wyoming which established her love for taking care of animals. When Dr. Shelley is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, helping on the family ranch, riding or driving her horse, James, or hanging out at home with her cat, Coug. She also enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, skiing or kayaking.

  • Dr.
    Lindsay Meharry

    Dr. Lindsay Meharry obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University in 2015, and then joined the Hawthorne Animal Hospital family in June of 2015. Dr. Meharry grew up a little west of Pendleton, Oregon, and has always enjoyed life in smaller communities. She is the third generation in her family to work in the medical field. In her off time, Dr. Meharry loves spending time with her family, volunteering at her church, playing piano, going on road trips, riding horses, dabbling in new languages, and creating photorealism pencil drawings of animals. Dr. Meharry has four horses and an old Manx-cross cat named Melissa.

  • Dr.
    Nan Mueller

    Dr. Nan Mueller is a twice over graduate of Kansas State University, Bachelor of Science in 1994 and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. She started her veterinary career in upstate New York, before moving to Idaho in 2013. Dr. Nan became an addition at Hawthorne Animal Hospital in August 2015. Her focus is primarily small animals, with an interest in exotics and animal behavior. Dr. Nan lived most of her life “east of the Rockies”, having lived in Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, and New York, as well as overseas. With a veterinarian/minister father and a registered nurse mother, she grew up with a love for the sciences and a fascination and love of animals. In her off time, Dr. Nan enjoys crocheting (and still contemplating learning knitting) and other crafts, spending time with her cats Kegan and Hedgehog, hiking in nature’s beauty and wonders, and reading.

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Testimonials

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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