Client Services

  • Client Service

    Nichole Stooksbury

    Nichole joined VCA Hawthorn in July of 2015.  She comes with a background as a pharmacy technician and had also worked in a doctor's office.  Nicole enjoys checking out the large varieties of cats and dogs that come in daily.   She and her husband live in Winthrop Harbor with their daughter and two dogs; a Chihuahua named Peanut and a French Bulldog named Bruiser. In her free time she likes traveling to different states and movie marathons at home.


  • 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

    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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