About GACC

Since 1988, the goal of the veterinarians and staff at Gardner Animal Care Center has been to assemble and maintain a veterinary health care team committed to providing exceptional client service and veterinary health care. The Gardner Animal Care Center displays an unrivaled commitment to our clients through continuing education, technological advances in veterinary medicine and service, and, most importantly, providing compassionate care to all pets entrusted to us. We care for pets throughout central Massachusetts and serve the areas of Gardner, Fitchburg, Worcester, Leominster, Athol, Rindge, and Keene, NH.

Gardner Animal Care Center is an American Animal Hospital Association-accredited, a full-service animal hospital providing the highest standard of veterinary care.

Please ask any of our veterinary healthcare members questions regarding your pet’s health and well-being. Do not hesitate to request a tour of our facility. We are proud of the thought, care, and craftsmanship that brought our dream to life.

Our History


The Salt Box house was constructed by Ebenezer Howe, one of the area's first settlers.  At that time, the eighty-acre lot was part of Winchendon. Mr. Howe was one of the signers of the petition for incorporating the new town of Gardner.


The home was purchased by the Eaton Family and remained with them until the 1900s.

The house was later purchased by the furniture factory owner, Mr. Keyworth, at the turn of the century.  He updated the house, barn, and landscape, including planting hundreds of Black Walnut trees.


A hurricane destroyed the barn, and it was rebuilt.


The house was bought by Herb Brooks, who added a sunroom and many gardens. He restored much of the house's interior and added a large breezeway and fireplace between the house and the barn, initially from Vermont. It was disassembled and then reassembled on-site.


The house, barn, and 9 acres of land were purchased by the McTigue Family (Dr. Mike). The breezeway and barn were taken down, and a new hospital was built.


The Gardner Animal Care Center opened in June.


The house was completely restored and used as office space.

Our Services

In your search for a veterinary facility, we believe all of you expect high-quality care as well as great service.

Our Veterinarians

Gardner Animal Care Center provides compassionate veterinary medicine to pets in Gardner and beyond.

New Patient Center

New patient resources that can help you and your pet as a new clients of Gardner Animal Care Center.