Dr. Mary Gardner has a special place in her heart for the skinny, wobbly, grey-muzzled pets. Passionate about geriatric care, she is a veterinarian and co-founder of Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, a nationwide practice whose 120+ veterinarians provide in-home hospice, euthanasia and end-of-life care.
She is a published author and co-editor of the textbook “Treatment and Care for the Geriatric Veterinary Patient.” She travels the world speaking about geriatric medicine, assessing quality of life, veterinary hospice, euthanasia and caregiver burden. A 2008 University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine graduate, she was awarded the Angel award for the recognition of the human-animal bond. She also received the Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Florida in 2016.