State-of-the-Art Healthcare, ​Small Town Comfort

​est. 1986

Gardner Animal Hospital is a Full-Service Veterinary Care Center including both Preventative Medicine as well as Medical Treatment for your pet’s illnesses, Surgery (including Routine Spays and Neuters, Orthopedic and Cosmetic), Ultrasound and Radiology Diagnostics, Laser Therapy and Pain Management, On-Site Laboratory, Prophylactic and Advanced Dental Care (including root canals and fillings), Oncology (Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment), Lodging, Daycare, and Full-Service Grooming.

We are here to service the cities of Gardner, KS, Olathe, KS, Spring Hill, KS, Edgerton, KS, Overland Park, KS, Wellsville, KS, Paola, KS, Shawnee, KS, Lenexa, KS, Baldwin City, KS and more!

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★★★★★ Gr8 placeMargie R.Margie R. ★★★★★ Fixed up my catsBrian A.Brian A. ★★★★★ Dr. Spear is fantastic! She is a very bright young doctor with a very bright future ahead of her. She has been compassionate during difficult times and carefully laid out our options for our beloved Buddy. We lost Buddy recently, and when I was in the office today with our dog Baby at a vet tech appointment she stopped in the room and talked to me at length just to see how we were all doing after our loss. She continues to care for our furry family member as well as our daughters and we wouldn't want to take our pets to anyone' else.Amanda M.Amanda M. ★★★★★ We board our two dogs at Gardner Animal Hospital every time we go out of town. They get to stay together and that makes them so happy!! The staff treats my babies like their own. We always get a nail trim and a bath and they smell good for two weeks after. I recommend this place for your dogs next boarding experience!!Stephanie F.Stephanie F. ★★★★★ Gardner animal hospital is the only place i would take my dogs to for boarding. They take really good care of your pets and follow the owners instruction on what needs to be done. They make sure that the pet is well taken care of. I have been useing them for a long time and i will continue on useing them.Russell A.Russell A. ★★★★★ FriendlyMaryam G.Maryam G. ★★★★★ Our senior girl has had a lot of medical issues, and everyone here has been super helpful and kind.nay B.nay B. ★★★★★ I've taken all my animals there from the beginning. The staff is always asking questions, making sure questions or concerns are addressed, and very sweet with my animals. I have 1 kitty, and 3 guniea pigs. A family member of mine has 3 cats and 1 dog who have also been there, with good experiences too. Their cost is affordable compared to other places I've called for quotes. Bonus! Combine their wonderful service and great prices, I plan to keep bringing my animals there from this point on!Serenity T.Serenity T. ★★★★★ My Cat said she liked it there.jim J.jim J. ★★★★★ I know my fur babies are getting the best care when they are cared for by Dr Mertz.Starla O.Starla O. ★★★★★ I called Gardner Animal Hospital for an appointment for my sick cat and was able to get in the same day. I had been trying to reach my previous vet for over 24 hrs without a response. The Dr and all of the staff at Gardner Animal Hospital were very kind and accommodating. They explained all of the tests they planned on doing, the results and the plan of care I needed to take him home. Although they were very busy this particular day, they were very patient with my questions and I never felt rushed. I would highly recommend Gardner Animal Hospital.melissa O.melissa O. ★★★★★ You will find caring and knowledgeable staff and vets and Gardner Animal Hospital. They were completely full, but managed to work us in when our dog was sick. I switched vets because my vet of 12 years was too busy.brenda G.brenda G. ★★★★★ GreatestWilliam C.William C. ★★★★★ They were so caring of my elderly 14 year old dog. She recently had eye surgery a week before my move to Olathe from Oklahoma City, where they had to remove her eye. I took her to Gardner Animal Hospital to have her stitches removed. I will be going back if and when she may need care in the future.Cindy O.Cindy O. ★★★★★ Never going anywhere else. Wonderful smart vets, great care for my dog.Sherry & Shirley S.Sherry & Shirley S. ★★★★★ Very helpful and caring.Dennis L.Dennis L. ★★★★★ Have been taking my dog here for 5 years. They’re very friendly, efficient, and helpful. My dog is a demon and difficult to deal with but they are very patient with her every time we come in.ZZ ★★★★★ Great staff and service. I feel comfortable with the care and advice I get.Gary H.Gary H. ★★★★★ Dr. Like and his staff are amazing. He's knowledgeable, professional and caring. There pricing is fair. Definitely 5 stars and I highly recommend Gardner Animal Hospital!Michelle LMichelle L ★★★★★ Great placeMax S.Max S. ★★★★★ A wonderful veterinary for my foster pups as well as assisting with end of life transitions for my hospice situations. I cannot thank them enough for their kindness and support.Mindy S.Mindy S. ★★★★★ Great group of people and knowledgeable vets that can properly diagnose and provide treatment.SEO S.SEO S. ★★★★★ The staff here is amazing. Always take such good care!Kevin K.Kevin K. ★★★★★ I have so many wonderful things to say about Gardner Animal Hospital - specially their boarding, doggie daycare, and training options! They have specials during the week for doggie daycare and our youngest pup out of four LOVES all staff and gets so excited when he gets into the car and knows he’s in his way, Sherrie is the best! We also tried out the training with Lacy and let me tell you, our dog has changed significantly since he started! Lacy is magical, I don’t know a better word to describe how much of an impact she has made on our family. I was 9 months pregnant and worried I would go into labor over Memorial Day when the boarding was full and daycare was closed. Lacy put my mind at ease and told us she could pick up our puppy and make sure he is taken care of if I did have to go in unexpectedly. She has successfully trained our pup not to jump up on people, how to handle his excitement, listen to commands, and more. We didn’t have a yard until recently and Lacy helped train our pup to walk on a leash better so I could walk him while pregnant without any worries. Lacy has seriously been a godsend for my family and for that we are dedicated to her and Gardner animal hospital! Bonus is she sends photos of our pup when he visits and texts then to me! I always smile no matter what, plus I know they are in great hands!Amber M.Amber M. ★★★★★ They are absolutely the best!TamiaTamia ★★★★★ Dr Hunter Like recently joined the practice - he had performed a surgery on our dog when he was with another veterinary practice in Overland Park. He is excellent - awesome veterinarian and skilled surgeon. When our dog needed another procedure we drove to Gardner to have him perform it.Tim M.Tim M. ★★★★★ This place was absolutely amazing they took care of my 15year old cat made sure that both of was comfortable as we could get the doctor there is wonderfully came out and talk to me after he was done with giving my Figaro all her up to date shots and rabies shot and shaving the boys she had did the absolute best they can while Figaro was still up they didn't put her under cuz of her age which that made me tens times better and they even squeezed me in with there book and busy schedule the doctor and staff there were all so amazing very nice and respectful will recommend this place one hundred thousand times and the price was even desent best experience for me and expecially my babygirl Figaro thanks again to those at Gardner animal hospital truly wonderful 👍👍😊Figaro T.Figaro T. ★★★★★ I can not say enough great things about the Staff and Dr.s at the Animal Hospital and Dogs Days Inn. They love our fur babies as much as my family does. My dogs go to daycare at least three days a week and I feel like the staff is part of my family now. I could not have asked for a better group of people to make me feel like our fur babies are always taken care of!!!Carey M.Carey M. ★★★★★ Patient with our troublemaker dogs and always friendly. We've been with them for a while and they've always taken good care of our pets. Despite them always needing to get shots, have their nails trimmed, and - most terrifying of all - stand still on a scale for a few seconds, our dogs love the employees and enjoy their visits here.WillowWillow ★★★★★ Dr. Mertz has treated our fur babies for over 35 years. She and her staff along with Dr. Smith, are compassionate, caring and dedicated to their patients. I will not go anywhere else.Kay G.Kay G. ★★★★★ Dr. Mertz is a fantastic vet. They have taken good care of our animalsEdward M.Edward M. ★★★★★ I love Gardner animal hospital! My dog was scheduled for surgery tomorrow. She went into labor today on a Sunday! They came in just to take care of my baby and deliver her babies! The staff was so amazing! I can’t thank them enough!! Highly recommend.Carter vids G.Carter vids G. ★★★★★ Dr. Mertz is an extremely well versed and knowledgeable veterinarian. With years of "been there, done that" experience, she's quick as a whip to correctly diagnose and treat whatever is ailing your pet.The staff at Gardner Animal Hospital let you know that you and your animals are important to them, and that your animals will be in great hands receiving care.Best of all is the new school technology and treatment, with that old school charm and attention. Dr. Mertz has even been known to provide house calls in emergency situations to long-time patients.SeigeSeige ★★★★★ Greatest vet and nice dog had surgery and they took great care for her!julia R.julia R. ★★★★★ I have taken my dog and cat here and will continue to do so. They showed amazing care to my puppers when I took him in to get looked at. They spayed my cat with 0 issues as well.David D.David D. ★★★★★ Always great! Dr. Mertz is wonderful! We have two Guinea pigs and she has been wonderful with them and our cats.Julie P.Julie P. ★★★★★ Super nice people and great vet.Cheryl L.Cheryl L. ★★★★★ Good people great care.Get my 2 dogs immunized Have boarded them several times have nice fenced in back yard for exercise.Dave S.Dave S. ★★★★★ Gardner Animal Hospital is a God send. My poor girl was literally hours from dying and Dr. Mertz saved her life. Her and her staff were amazing and kept us informed multiple times a day on how she was doing. I can't begin to thank them enough for their knowledge, diligence, and care.Jess KJess K ★★★★★ Thank you all staff!!! I just adopted the most beautiful,precious tuxedo kitten from them. They absolutely saved her life. No living thing should have to endure what she has. We can’t wait to give her the life of a princess❤️ Thank you Gardner Animal Hospital and a huge shout out to Jaimie for finding us our Angel. We will be coming to your hospital for years to come!Nancy S.Nancy S. ★★★★★ Great vetKirk S.Kirk S. ★★★★★ Oogie approved (13 yr old Beagle)Richard M.Richard M. ★★★★★ Super nice staff and I was able to get in same day for my dogs ear infection, when my vet was not available!!Meredith R.Meredith R. ★★★★★ Nice people. Took good care of our dogs for a weekend stay! They have Sunday Eve pickup!Bobbi C.Bobbi C. ★★★★★ Appreciate the quick action to determine why my cat was suffering.They made time to see Bunny ASAP.It was determined that she has a bladder infection. With medicine a change in food we are both feeling much better. Thank you everyone formaking time on a busy day to help my baby girl. Definitely a five star effort🐱Joyce D.Joyce D. ★★★★★ ExcellentStephen E.Stephen E. ★★★★★ Only place I trust with boarding my dog.Christos S.Christos S. ★★★★☆ I recently moved from out of town and went here on the recommendation of a friend. The office was incredibly clean, the staff was helpful and kind, and my dog didn't seem nervous or scared. I had a good conversation with the doctor and I feel like all my needs were met and it wasn't just a "cookie cutter experience." If you are in the area, I would definately reccomend their services.Graham G.Graham G. ★★★★☆ Always been professional, competent and courteous during my business!shawnkloog69shawnkloog69 ★★★★☆ Eileen has always taken great care of our pets.Brooke B.Brooke B.js_loader


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We have been coming to Gardner Animal Hospital for over 19+ years. We have never had an issue or received bad service. I believe the Veterinarians and staff are top notch and very professional.


It was wonderful that the vets were able to see my dogs during their kennel time. They followed up with any treatment recommendations with me within 30 minutes of seeing my dogs and they were very accommodating with all of my questions and concerns.


We cannot say enough positive things about the staff and veterinary physicians at Gardner Animal Hospital. They are incredibly thorough and thoughtful in their service, and genuinely care about the animals they work with.


  • From the moment I walked in I felt like I was at a spa instead of a Vet Hospital! Everyone was very kind and knowledgeable!! We found our Vet for life!


The time that was taken with my kitty and the time spent explaining what was going with her is amazing.