Katherine Gardner, VMD — Chief of Staff
Dr. Katherine (Kate) Gardner, our Chief of Staff, grew up in Ingomar and Franklin Park, Pennsylvania and now resides in Amity. She received her undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1966, and then went on to earn a VMD degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1969.
Prior to joining Meadowlands Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Gardner spent a one year residency in large animal pathology and four years at Castle Shannon Animal Hospital in Pittsburgh. Her medical interests include canine reproduction, ear cropping, pediatrics and a wide range of surgeries.
At home, Dr. Gardner has a show kennel of Siberian huskies, a golden retriever, a bull terrier, a yellow nape amazon parrot and 8 (yes 8!) Arabian horses. In her spare time, she enjoys showing her dogs and horses, as well as traveling.
Laurel S. Marshall, VMD
Dr. Laurel Marshall has been at Meadowlands Veterinary Hospital for over 25 years. She grew up in Washington, PA and still lives there today. Dr. Marshall earned her undergraduate degree from Westminster College in 1972, and her VMD degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. Prior to joining our team, she practiced veterinary medicine in Princeton, NJ.
Dr. Marshall's medical interests include dermatology and feline medicine. It's no surprise that she has two Bengal cats at home — as well as two French bulldogs, one pug and a rose breasted cockatoo. In her free time, Dr. Marshall enjoys playing the violin, reading and, of course, watching the Pittsburgh Steelers!
Kathleen Dougherty, DVM
Dr. Kathleen Dougherty has been a part of the Meadowlands Veterinary Hospital team since 2003. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1999 with high honors, and then went on to pursue a DVM degree from Michigan State University in 2003, again graduating with high honors. Dr. Dougherty has a an interest in general veterinary medicine.
Born and raised 'Black and Gold,' Dr. Dougherty was born the same year the Pittsburgh Steelers won their first back-to-back Superbowl Championships. Needless to say, she's a HUGE Steelers fan! She now resides in Beaver County with her cat Grissom and two dogs — Conner, a Cocker Spaniel, and Jazzy, an English Mastiff.
Jessica Trail, DVM
Dr. Jessica Trail grew up in and currently resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She received an undergraduate and earned a DVM degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the Meadowlands Veterinary Hospital team, Dr. Trail completed an internship at Tufts Veterinary Emergency Treatment and Specialties and practiced at University Veterinary Specialists and Big Easy Animal Hospital. Her special interests include behavioral health and dermatology.
In her spare time, Dr. Trail enjoys playing the piano, swimming, visiting her cabin, and working on DIY home renovation projects. She also has a golden retriever named, Taffy and a cat named, Sgt. Tibbs.