Client Services

  • Receptionist

    Mechele "MeMe" Cossey

    MeMe joined Hawthorn Animal Hospital in 1998 as a receptionist. She enjoys seeing the puppies and kittens and watching them grow along with their families throughout the years. She is married with three lovely children. They reside in Lake Villa with their one dog Shiloh and their two cats Blondie and Smokey. MeMe also has her beloved turtle Sally which she rescued off of the side of a busy road three years ago. In her spare time she enjoys gardening and writing poetry.


  • Receptionist

    Sheri Kwiatkowski
    School: Western Illinois University, Bachelors of Science in Agriculture

    Sheri has been in the animal care industry for over 10 years.  She loves to work with customers and fellow staff assisting customers as we care for their pets.  When she is not working in the office she spends time with her rat terrier Conrad or hanging out with friends and family. She is also very active in her church community.


  • Receptionist

    Sydney Maiers

    Sydney recently began working for VCA Hawthorn Animal Hospital. She is a receptionist, as well as one of our kennel staff workers.  Sydney enjoys both of her postions because she is able to be hands on with our customer's pets and constantly learning new things. Her canine companions Moe, a German shepherd -husky mix and Bella, a Papillion provide her with a lot of joy. She also has a bird named Dovey!  Outside of work, she enjoys sampling all types of cuisine and drawing still life art.

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