A graduate of Cornell University in 1979, Dr Gardner spent several years as an equine and mixed practice Veterinarian before joining VCA Albany Animal Hospital in 1982. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Veterinary Practioners. Dr Gardner is interested in Internal Medicine, Oncology, Alternative Medicine and Soft Tissue Surgery. His pets include a dog Ziggy and a cat Dobby, and family members who behave like animals. His hobbies include acoustic guitar, electronic music, scuba diving and hiking.