Client Services

  • Receptionist

    Mechele "MeMe" Cossey

    MeMe joined Hawthorn Animal Hospital in 1998.  She enjoys not only seeing the puppies and kittens but also watching them grow along with their families throughout the years.  She and her two lovely children reside in Lake Villa with her English Mastiff Abbey and her two cats, Blondie and Smokey.  MeMe also has her beloved turtle Sally which she rescued off of the side of a busy road seven years ago.  In her spare time she enjoys fun family activities, gardening and writing poetry. 


  • 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.


  • Receptionist

    Nikki Vega

    Nikki came to VCA in May of this year.  Though she is new to the practice, she is enjoying getting to know all of the clients and patients!!  Nikki and her boyfriend live in Antioch area with their four cats; Hayden, Agent K, Chewbacca and Daisy.  In her spare time Nikki decorates cakes (she went to school for that!).  She also likes to play video games, reading and spending time relaxing with family and friends.

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