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Kim Gardner

Kim Gardner

Like many little girls, I dreamed of being a veterinarian one day. Growing up a military brat we moved a lot up and down the West Coast. As a result, long distance friendships often didn’t last. So, I sought solace in the companionship of my pets and devoted my time learning how to care for them.

In 1999 I got the chance to realize my childhood dream of working in a veterinary clinic starting out as a Veterinary Technician Assistant. Then being promoted to Veterinary Technician. Over time I came to realize that the nursing aspect of veterinary medicine is my true passion. I studied Veterinary Technology at Salt Lake Community College and went on to earn my License in Veterinary Technology in 2008. During my time as a Veterinary Technician I have had the great privilege of working alongside and be mentored by some of the best Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians in our field. I have also formed lasting bonds with my patients and their incredible owners whom have entrusted me with the care of their beloved pets. I have worked in small and exotic animal general practice, orthopedics, oncology, emergency medicine, was an adjunct professor of veterinary technology and continue to volunteer in shelter medicine.

I joined the staff at Holladay Veterinary Hospital part-time in September 2015. I absolutely love being a part of the Holladay family because it really is just that, a family. While I wish I could be with my work family more, I spend my time with my husband and two young children making memories at home and in nature with our mutant corgi and two mature girl cats. Because eighteen summers is all we get.