Dr. Schwartz completed her undergraduate work at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in 2006. She went on to graduate Cum Laude from University of Missouri’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. Her medical interests lie in preventive care, geriatric medicine, oncology, and ophthalmology. Dr. Schwartz also has experience in small animal emergency medicine. She has volunteered at area shelters to do spays and neuters for rescued and stray dogs and cats. Dr. Schwartz is recently married and enjoys reading, spending time on the Edwardsville trails, visiting with her large family and traveling with her husband. She has two French Bulldogs, Rocko and Howard.
Dr. Phillip McKinney graduated from U of I in 1971 and joined Hawthorne Animal Hospital that same year. His area of special interest is ultrasound and endoscopy. He is married and has two grown children and one grandson. His hobbies are biking, hiking, skiing, and wild flowers.