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Alina Gardiner, DVM

Dr. Alina is from Oxford County. Alina always knew she wanted to be a large animal veterinarian. Her mother is a nurse and her father was a farmer working in seedcorn research so it seemed to be a perfect blend of both worlds. She grew up on a hobby farm with horses but knew from a young age she wanted to work with cattle after spending time on her aunt’s dairy farm. This passion was fueled when she started working at a vet clinic in high school. The dairy vet took her under his wing, and from then on, she was hooked. She attended the University of Guelph and received a bachelors’ degree in Animal Biology before attending the Ontario Veterinary College for her DVM.

 After graduation in 2019, Alina knew she wanted to venture west with her partner Matt.  She worked for large bovine and swine practice in Saskatchewan for 4 years, focusing on dairy, beef and small ruminants. She has just recently moved back to Ontario with her husband and is excited to be back near her family and of course, back in dairy country. She has just joined our team here at Kirkton and is excited to meet all of our producers. 

Outside of work Alina loves to be outdoors camping, exploring, and hiking with Matt and their two dogs.