Dr. Brian Hurley
Co-Owner, CVJ (Certified Veterinary Journalist)
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.
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.
Dr. Michael McTigue
Originally from Rochester, NY, with an undergraduate degree from New York State College of Environmental Science and Forestry in wildlife biology, he earned his DVM degree at Cornell University. He bought the Gardner Animal Hospital practice in 1988 and has watched the steady growth since that time. He opened the Gardner Animal Care Center in June 2000.
At home, enjoys spending time with his wife, Nancy, and 4 daughters, along with two Golden Retrievers and one cat. He is an active church member involved in several ministries including biblical counseling. He has fun playing golf, skiing, fishing and other outdoor activities.
Dr. Maria Miller
Dr. Maria lives in Chelmsford Massachusetts with her spouse, kitties Eve and Stuart, and black Lab mix, Summitt. She is an avid cyclist and enjoys music, cooking, puppy classes and college sports, especially women’s college basketball. Go Vols!!!
Dr. Victoria Warner
Dr. Warner joined the Gardner Animal Hospital team as a full-time veterinarian in June 2018. Originally from Bakersfield, California, she grew up caring for a variety of animals—including horses, dogs, cats, rats, rabbits, and guinea pigs. Her love for her animals motivated her to become a veterinarian in order to help animals and the people who care about them. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from California Polytechnic State
Dr. Warner has a cat named Mila and lives with 3 dogs (Copper, Dolly, and Sophie). She enjoys being involved with her church, dancing, hiking, and reading.
Dr. Amber Shamburger
Dr. Shamburger is originally from Queens, New York. She grew up caring for guinea pigs, dogs, and a cat and has always wanted to be a veterinarian, for as long as she can remember! She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and a minor in Business from the State University of New York at Albany. She went on to earn her veterinary degree from St. George’s School of Veterinary Medicine in May 2019. Since graduating, Dr. Shamburger has completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in NYC.
She has a geriatric kitty named Luna and in her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, traveling, and trying new food.
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