For the past six decades, generations of Madison County families have trusted Hawthorne Animal Hospital to take exceptional care of their animals. On Sunday, September 26, 2021, Hawthorne will celebrate his 65th birthday and the loyal patients who helped them take this incredible milestone with a public open house from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at The Doghouse, 24 Kettle Drive in Glen Carbon.
Dr Merrill Ottwein opened Hawthorne in 1956, treating both pets at his Edwardsville veterinary clinic and large animals on farm calls across the county. Over the next 65 years, Hawthorne became the largest 24-hour regional veterinary hospital in the Eastern Metropolitan Region. Staying at the forefront of veterinary medicine, Hawthorne provides state-of-the-art care, including advanced surgeries, chemotherapy and rehabilitation. The hospital expanded its range of services in 2016 with the opening of The Dog House grooming and training center.
Additionally, through his Angel Fund, Hawthorne is committed to improving the quality of life for the area’s animals by providing free cradle-to-grave care for K9 officers from eight enforcement departments. laws and treating injured wildlife brought to hospital by Treehouse. Wildlife Center in Dow, Illinois.
“Over the past 65 years, our patients have become like family to everyone in Hawthorne,” said current owner Dr. Paul Myer. “Being by their side at every stage of their pet’s life is an honor that each of our veterinarians, veterinary technicians and nurses takes to heart. Our open house gives us the opportunity to thank those who continue to give us the privilege of caring for their beloved pets.
During Hawthorne’s 65th Anniversary Open House, guests can grab refreshments, view a display of guest favorite stories and photos on Hawthorne, and remember past and current Hawthorne owners including Dr. Ottwein, Dr Myer, Dr Joe Helms, Dr Art Lippoldt and Jane McKinney, wife of Dr Phil McKinney who died in 2017. The open house will be held outdoors to maximize social distancing, and guests are asked to wear masks for the event.
For more information, contact Hawthorne at 618.288.3971.
For more information visit www.hawthorneanimals.com.