Dr. Gardiner was born in Cainsville, ON, the third and last child of Raymond Gardiner, a milkman, starting when the horses pulled the wagons and Norma Gardiner (nee Lundy) a Bell telephone operator, back when she could dial "0" and ask to speak to her mom.
After graduating from Waterford High School, she then attended McMaster University and earned a Biochemistry degree. Using this, she worked in the quality control department at Gourmet Baker. After the plant closed, she worked a number of different jobs and eventually ended up at Maple Leaf Poultry in the sales and marketing department. Eventually she realized that wasn't the long term career choice for her, so after cashing in her RRSPs and re-mortgaging her home, off to the Ontario Veterinary College she went. Best decision she ever made.
After graduating in 2000, she worked at Colborne Veterinary Clinic. Working for someone else can sometimes be tricky, so eventually she went out on her own as a locum. While filling in for Dr. Robert White (Bob) at Simcoe Animal Hospital she realized that she had found her destiny. The papers were signed, and on April 1st, 2003 she became the proud owner of Simcoe Animal Hospital and has been here ever since.
Dr. Gardiner also has a love affair with Jaguar cars and is currently restoring a 1974 E-Type. Her hobbies include traveling and photography. She likes the Eagles, Feetwood Mac, John Wayne, action films, and murder mysteries.
Last updated: September 8, 2021
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Our "closed waiting room" policyis ending and we have started to open our doors with some restrictions. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us at 519-426-0111. If you do not have a cell phone, we have placed a doorbell at Door #1 for you convenience. We will alert you when we are ready for your appointment. We are allowing one client to accompany their pet into the examination room. For the safety of our clients and our team, we have barriers in place for you to remain behind during your pet’s appointment.
Continue the use of credit cards or e-Transfer as the preferred payment methods.
We are now offering food and medication pick-up inside of the clinic by appointment only. Once you arrive, remain outside of the hospital and use your cell phone to call us at 519-426-0111 or if you do not have a cell phone, ring the doorbell at door #1. It is still recommended that client’s place their order through our online store. To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store"
3. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday and Sunday: Closed
4. NEW PET OWNERS
Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!