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.
Dr. Gardner is an active member of the Society for Theriogenology (the branch of veterinary medicine which deals with reproduction), Pennsylvania, Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA), Western Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (WPVMA), the Siberian Husky Club of Greater Pittsburgh, the Siberian Husky Club of America, the Bull Terrier Club of American, as well as President of the South Hills Kennel Club.