Meet The Team
Dr. Jason Zieren, DVM
Dr. Jason Zieren was born and raised in Carmi and received both his undergraduate and DVM degrees from the University of Illinois in Champaign. He is a 2nd generation veternarian and was able to gain much knowledge from working with his dad who owned the Carmi Veterinary Clinic. Jason opened the Hawthorne Animal Clinic after graduating from veterinary school in 2002. He was also a partner and board member of the All-Pet Emergency Clinic located in Evansville for several years. He enjoys hunting, snow skiing, and running. He and his wife, Jennifer, have a daughter, Isabella, and a son, Carter. Dr. Zieren also has a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Lucas, and two cats named Wyatt and Justin (named by his children).
Dr. Gretchen Green, DVM
Dr. Gretchen Green was born and raised in Mt. Vernon. She graduated from Mt. Vernon High School in 1996, Indiana University in 2000 and University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. She practiced in Madison, Indiana for 6 years before moving back home. Dr. Green is especially interested in dermatological and internal medicine cases. She and her husband, Bill Baumgart, have one daughter. When she is not working, she enjoys playing violin in the Wolfgang Orchestra, relaxing at home with a good cup of coffee, and baking. Spending time with family is what she treasures most.
Dr. Tamara Murphy, DVM
Dr. Murphy grew up in Cisne, IL. She attended Olney Central College for her associate’s degree in Science and Arts in 2011. She then attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for her B.S. in Animal Science in 2013 and DVM in 2017. She joined the Hawthorne Animal Clinic in 2017. She currently resides in Mt. Vernon, IN with her dogs, cats, and bird.