2004 Community Improvement
The Gardner Chamber of Commerce recognized the Gardner Animal Care Center for the Community Improvement Award. This award goes to the Firm, Business or Organizations in the Greater Gardner Area which, in the past year, has improved their physical facilities. The GACC was formerly known as the Gardner Animal Hospital located at 7 Pearson Blvd.
The GACC opened the doors to the new facility in 2004 and as a result, was able to provide better service and pet care options to the pets and clients of Gardner and the surrounding communities.
The new hospital met the requirements of resulting in area beautification, creating a more pleasant surrounding and an improved atmosphere which reflects favorably on the organization itself and enhances the Business and Professional Standards within the Community.
2004 Hospital Design Merit Award
In November 2004, the Gardner Animal Care Center received a Merit Award from Veterinary Economics for the 2004 Hospital Design Awards Competition.
Jessica Kellner, Staff Editor for Veterinary Economics wrote:
A New England Practice blends a restored 233-year-old farmhouse with a new facility that offers all the perks of the 21st century. The next chapter for the historic home and the practice team: Growth.
To read Giving an old house a new cutting-edge extension, click here.
2012 Technician of the Year
Christy Boris, CVT was awarded the MVTA’s Veterinary Technician of the Year Award at their Awards Dinner in October 2012. Christy has been at the heart of the Massachusetts Veterinary Technician Association (MVTA) for many years where she has served as the Corresponding Secretary for the past several years. She has been the driving force behind the association. She handles all the questions that come into the MVTA. Christy coordinates the processing of the CVT applications and renewals for all the members of the MVTA which totals about 800 members and continues to grow. Christy has been in the veterinary field since 1991 and has been working with us at the GACC since 2002. She is also a member of the North American Veterinary Technician Association (NAVTA). Without Christy, the MVTA stated that it would not be where it is today and the entire board was proud to honor her service and dedication to the veterinary profession and veterinary technicians especially.
2013 AAHA Accredited Practice of the Year 2nd Place
Gardner Animal Care Center receives second place for AAHA-Accredited Practice of the Year Award from an international veterinary organization.
LAKEWOOD, COLO.—Gardner Animal Care Center has been named the second place finalist for the 2013 AAHA-Accredited Practice of the Year by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).
Gardner Animal Care Center received the finalist award at the AAHA Phoenix 2013 Yearly Conference on March 14.
The AAHA-Accredited Practice of the Year Award is designed to recognize the outstanding achievements of accredited veterinary practice teams, along with celebrating the ongoing advancements in veterinary medicine.
Because AAHA-accredited hospitals are evaluated on approximately 900 standards, each practice team must push itself to pursue innovative and ground-breaking practices within their clinics. The AAHA Awards Committee evaluates each team on its most recent accreditation score, mission and vision, practice team composition, continuing education and training, community service, and more.
Since AAHA members are known for their excellence, the award is highly competitive.
“AAHA believes that the success of a veterinary practice depends on the entire team working together to provide excellent care for pets and their people,” said Mike Cavanaugh, DVM, DABVP, AAHA executive director and chief executive officer. “Forging a lifetime relationship with their clients that cultivates the family-pet-veterinary bond is paramount to the success of Gardner Animal Care Center.”
The Gardner Animal Care Center is staffed by a high-performing veterinary healthcare team that continually demonstrates a passionate commitment to veterinary excellence. Client compliance is routinely monitored at the practice, and extra measures are taken to ensure that their patient’s health care recommendations are fulfilled. This includes educating pet owners during office visits, following up with reminders to clients with a consistent message, and offering creative payment options.
Accreditation is a voluntary commitment practices make to their clients and patients, and AAHA is the only organization in the U.S. and Canada that accredits companion animal hospitals based on standards that go above and beyond state regulations.