Dr. Antonia Gardner

Medical Director

Dr. Antonia Gardner, DVM, joined the veterinary staff at SFWC in 2005 and was named Medical Director in 2014. Dr. Gardner oversees SFWC clinic operations, managed veterinary and animal care staff and directs the rotational internship program. Her brief includes integrating research on wildlife diseases into SFWC’s clinical work, improving standard operating procedures and enhancing SFWC’s educational programs. Dr. Gardner is a frequent presenter at conferences, including the Florida Wildlife Rehabilitators conference, the International Wildlife Rehabilitators conference, and the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians/American Association of Wildlife Veterinarians conference. Dr. Gardner’s article, “Radiographic Evaluation of Cardiac Size in Flying Fox Species,” was published in the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine and she authored a chapter on Virginia opossums for the book, “Medical Management of Wildlife Species: A Guide for Practitioners.” Dr. Gardner is also a lecturer at the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She earned her veterinary degree from the University of Florida in 2004.