Historic Gardiner Animal Hospital continues to serve

For people in Gardiner -- or even people throughout Ulster County raising goats, cows and sheep -- the Gardiner Animal Hospital has long been a fixture. Open in its current form since 1940, the veterinary clinic treats both large and small animals.

Veterinarian Lyle Goodnow has owned the Animal Hospital since 1975, but he started in Gardiner as the practice’s associate veterinarian and the apprentice of Dr. Clifford Hoppenstedt.

“I came here in June of 1971 and worked for Dr. Hoppenstedt,” Goodnow explained. “Dr. Hoppenstedt had associates about every two years from 1948 to ’71. That was typically what happened. It . . .

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