Education: Auburn University
Hometown: Auburn, AL
Dr. James A. Gardner, owner, graduated from Auburn University in 1979 receiving his Bachelor’s of Science in Animal and Dairy Sciences. He then graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1983 with his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Following his graduation in 1983, him and his wife, Anne Gardner, moved to Eufaula in 1987 when they purchased Gardner Animal Hospital. As Dr. Gardner’s commitment to well-care has grown so has his understanding that it is more cost-effective to prevent disease rather than treating life-threatening conditions. Dr. Gardner’s special interest include veterinary surgical procedures including: soft tissue surgeries, dental prophylaxis, and routine spays and neuters. Dr. Gardner currently performs all of his surgical procedure with a surgical laser. The laser therapy helps speed recovery time, increases mobility, reduces inflammation post surgical, and helps to better manage pain than older surgical practices. He is happily married and has 3 children. He has four dogs: Ben, a German Short-haired pointer, Sydney and Ellie both, Portuguese Water Dogs, and a registered Black Labrador Retriever, Floyd. Outside of work, Dr. Gardner enjoys water skiing and spending time with his grandchildren and family on Lake Eufaula.