VCA Hawthorn Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician

    Lisa Earll-Smith

    Lisa has been working at Hawthorn Animal Hospital for over ten years. She has a degree in Ornamental Horticulture which she has yet to use. She fell in love with the animal services field and never looked back. She is currently taking classes to earn her certification in the technician field. Her hobbies include books and donating her time to the local food pantry. Lisa also works with various animal rescues and opens her house to foster Senior Dogs. Her current pets consist of one dog and a Macaw both of which were once rescue pets.

  • Technician

    Michele Tomas

    Michele started working at Hawthorn 25 years ago as a receptionist and is now a technician. She is married with two children. She has several pets, a dog named Bella and Bob the bird. Michele's favorite part of her job is helping our little friends feel better with a nice bath and a little trim up! In her free time she enjoys finding antiques and doing crafts.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, please contact one of the following nearby emergency care clinics.


Premier Veterinary Group (847) 548-5300

1810 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL  60030 


Veterinary Specialty Center (847) 459-7535

1515 Busch Pkwy. Buffalo Grove, IL  60089