VCA Hawthorn Animal Hospital

VCA Hawthorn Animal Hospital Testimonials

We value feedback from our clients. Please share your story with us by writing a testimonial.


  • Dr. Jorgenson

    -Chris D. from Vernon Hills, IL
    Pet Name: Tyler and Hunter

    Dr. Jorgenson is the standard by which all vets should be evaluated. His experience, gentle patience and humor are exactly what I want for the care of my dogs. The younger doctors would do well to remember that owners know their pets better than the doctor, and by listening to my observations Dr. J. is able to give us the best treatment every time. He has not given me bad advice in the 20+ years I have brought my pets to Hawthorn Animal Hosp. Now that he has fewer working hours I will change my schedule to match his if necessary. I do not trust my dogs to anyone else.

  • One of the Best

    -Anne from Los Angeles, CA
    Pet Name: Jake

    Pet Image Our visit was great. I appreciate the cleanliness of the hospital, the knowledge of the staff, and the warmth and caring of the doctors. They treated our pet like he was one of their own. It was a great visit!

  • Hawthorn Animal Hospital is the BEST

    -Missy from Round Lake, IL
    Pet Name: Belle, Payton, Karlee, Nala and Candy

    We have been going to Hawthorn Animal Hospital for 20 years and we love Dr. J and his entire staff! They all take such great care of our fury babies and treat us humans just as great! The front desk are always awesome! I would trust no other Vet practice.

  • thank you

    -Karen from Mundelein, IL
    Pet Name: Riley and Lizzie

    I wanted to thank Dr. Jorgensen and Dr. Burke for their care of my two shelties over the past year, as well as the staff there. They never hesitated to answer my ongoing questions, and showed care and concern in their treatment of them. Thank you so much :-)

  • The Best

    -Dawn S. from Vernon Hills, IL
    Pet Name: Chelsea aka Mooshie Pie and Creature

    I am one of the original customers of Hawthorne Animal Hospital when it first opened for business, and completely trust the health and care of my animals to Dr. Jorgensen. He has been my vet for over 20 years. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and I would not hesitate to recommend VCA Hawthorne Animal Hospital to anyone who wants top shelf care for their pets.

  • Dr. Burke is the best vet

    -Sean from Mundelein, IL
    Pet Name: Mandy

    Just had adopted a beagle from Kays animal shelter and found out she had a bad case of pneumonia... I brought my beagle in for treatment. I went back the next day and Dr. Burke immediately got my dog back on track. I haven't let Mandy be seen by a different vet since.

  • Dr. Jorgenson

    -Karen from Mundelein, IL

    We moved to the area in 1976 and had a little 2yr old yorkie at the time. She had a stomach upset and we took her to a local vet who pretty much had her at 'death's door", we wanted a second opinion and brought her to Dr. Jorgenson who diagnosed her with a touch of colic, put her on some meds and she was fine and we had her 15.5 years. He has been our vet ever since, I completely trust him with the care of my dogs. Thank you Dr. J!!!

  • Above and Beyond

    -Midwest Boston terr. rescue from lake county, illinois, IL
    Pet Name: boston terr rescue

    Dr. Jorgenson has taken care of our bostons since 1982. He is the best! He has always taken extra time to help us understand our animals' special needs. His experience with challenging surgeries is outstanding.


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