VCA Albany Animal Hospital

Stephen Gardner, DVM, DABVP, Medical Director

DVM, Cornell University
Certifications: DABVP


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.Dr. Gardners pets include a dog Ziggy, two cats, Winky and Dobby, and family members who behave like animals. His hobbies include acoustic guitar, electronic music, scuba diving and hiking.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.

Pets Emergency Treatment & Referral Center:  510-548-6684   1048 University Avenue -  Berkeley

Bay Area Veterinary Emergency & Veterinary Specialists (BAVs): Phone # 510-483-7387   14790 Washington Avenue -  San Leandro