Dr. Brian Hurley, Co-Owner, CVJ (“Certified Veterinary Journalist”)

08/27/2000 - 01/07/2016

Dr. Brian Hurley, DVM, veterinarian at Gardner Animal Care Center in Gardner, Mass.

When Dr. Brian C. Hurley was five years old, his dog, Shelley, was seriously injured. They rushed her to the veterinarian, but her injuries were too extensive to save and they had to say good-bye. That was the day he decided to become a veterinarian. Dr. Hurley felt that he would do everything in his power to never let another treasured family member leave their family again.

He was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, but moved frequently beginning at the age of nine. He was fortunate to live in numerous states: Missouri, Alabama, Louisiana, Indiana, Florida and Massachusetts. He is a true 'southern boy' at heart. Dr. Hurley did his undergraduate work at the University of Massachusetts. He graduated from the University of Florida's School of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. GO GATORS!!! He has worked at the Gardner Animal Care Center since 1996 and became a partner in 2004. His primary interests are medicine, surgery, ophthalmology and dentistry.

American Society of Veterinary Journalist seal

In February 2010, Dr. Hurley became the first veterinarian certified by the American Society of Veterinary Journalists (ASVJ).

He married Dawn in 1994 and they were blessed with a daughter in 1997. Their house is protected by their chocolate lab, Rocky. He was born with a cleft palate that was repaired by Dr. Kudej at Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Hurley's hobbies include reading, playing the piano, and golf.

Go Gators!

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