The Value of Premium Vet Care

Safer Procedures. Faster Treatment. Better Outcomes.

As one of the top animal hospitals and referral vet clinics in the Metro East, Hawthorne Animal Hospital also has a reputation of being one of the most expensive.

We understand why many pet owners make that assumption. When they look at the numbers, they tend to focus on the dollar signs in front of them and don’t see the extra steps we take behind the scenes to protect the life of their pet.

That’s why we invite pet owners to compare Hawthorne to other veterinary clinics in the region. You’ll quickly learn we offer a level of professional care and a breadth of services you won’t find anywhere else, and for many procedures, you’ll discover our cost is actually comparable—if not less expensive—than other vet offices!

We know we could do less for your pet and be more competitive on price, but that’s not who we want to be. We want to be the veterinary clinic you can count on—anytime night or day—to provide the ultimate in care and comfort for your pet. Because that’s what they deserve.

Here are just a few reasons why clients choose Hawthorne:

The Best in Emergency Pet Care

Hawthorne is the only 24 hour emergency animal hospital in the Metro East. In the event of the unexpected, you can rest assured your pet will receive cutting-edge treatment delivered by highly-trained medical providers, no matter if it’s 2 p.m. or 2 a.m.

Comfort on the spot

At Hawthorne, pain management doesn’t wait for a diagnosis. When you rush your pet to our 24 hour animal hospital, they are immediately placed on an IV catheter, which delivers medication to ease their pain and reduce their anxiety. When pets are calm and comfortable, we can better perform bloodwork, X-rays and other diagnostic services, and reduce their risk of further injury. Most other pet clinics wait until an exam is complete before addressing your pet’s acute discomfort.

Quality ICU care

In addition, Hawthorne offers a 24/7 ICU (intensive care unit) for all pets recovering from emergency treatment. We don’t simply medicate them and head home to our own pets—we have a four-person team, including a veterinarian, who are on site at all hours to monitor your pet and provide immediate care if a problem does arise. As part of our peace-of-mind promise, you’re welcome to call and check on your pet anytime.

Advanced Care for Your Pet

Hawthorne is a top referral hospital for severe illnesses or injuries when a vet clinic can’t treat the condition or if it’s after hours. Our veterinary team is comprised of medical experts in a variety of specialties, including orthopedics, oncology and surgical services, who all receive ongoing professional training to stay on top of the latest developments in medical care. Plus, thanks to our on-site radiology department and diagnostic laboratory, you can find out what’s wrong with your pet sooner and get them on the road to treatment faster.

We are also one of two vet clinics in the Metro East offering an underwater treadmill for rehabilitative and physical therapy care. Low-impact, high-resistance hydrotherapy also helps pets with arthritis, cardiovascular issues, hip dysplasia, and other conditions.

Wellness and Preventative Care

Annual preventative care is the best way to protect your pet against life-threatening illnesses and identify minor health conditions before they become serious—and expensive—problems down the road. Yet, many pet parents neglect to schedule their pet for yearly exams, vaccines and bloodwork because of the costs involved.

Hawthorne eases the financial stress for families by offering a monthly payment plan for preventive care. Our Wellness Program lets you spread out the cost of care for your pet over the course of a year while saving hundreds of dollars on our most popular treatments and procedures, including our full-service nose-to-tail exams.

In addition, you can add a complete dental package to your Wellness Program. Hawthorne’s dental clinic features advanced x-ray technology. Here, pets can receive a yearly cleaning that includes an extensive exam, cleaning, and if needed, immediate extractions.

End of Life Care

Saying good-bye to a cherished pet is an emotional time for any family. We understand the pain you’re going through so keeping your pet comfortable while providing you with compassionate support is our highest priority.

Because your family has been such an important part of ours, we can’t simply contract our end-of-life services to an outside pet hospice provider. We want to hold your hand at every step and provide guidance along the way. Certified in end of life care, Dr. Ellen Helmers offers the accessibility you need, whether that means consultations by phone as you make final plans or at-home euthanasia services.

By keeping pet hospice and palliative care in house, you’ll receive care from those who know you best, 24 hours a day.

Contact Hawthorne About Our Cost of Care

The best way to learn about Hawthorne Animal Hospital and the costs involved with care is to contact the team at our Glen Carbon vet clinic. They can provide a quote on our services, break down pricing and share the benefits of our Wellness Program packages. To learn more, call us today at 618-288-3971.