Nighthawk Veterinary Clinic, LLC

11600 S. Francis Rd., Unit D
Mokena, IL 60448


Our Doctors


Dr. Aarthi Subram, VMD, is happy to offer veterinary care to Mokena and the surrounding areas!

Aarthi Subram, VMD

By the age of six, Dr. Subram knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. She spent much of her childhood riding horses, and her high school years working at a local veterinary clinic. Having grown up in the south suburbs of Chicago, she attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she received her undergraduate degree in Animal Sciences. She then went on to the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2004. She spent two years working on both horses and small animals before deciding to focus her practice exclusively on dogs and cats. After 11 years at a busy multi-doctor practice, she has decided to open her own clinic a little closer to home. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, kids, and two dogs, Emma and Moki.

Many people ask if a VMD degree is equivalent to a DVM. The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine was developed in association with the medical school, which awards the “Medicinae Doctor”, or MD. Because of that relationship, Penn is the only veterinary school in the country that confers upon its graduates the “Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris” which is simply the Latin version of “Doctor of Veterinary Medicine”, or DVM.