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Staff
  • Dr.
    Tom Buckley
    Owner, Veterinarian

    As a kid growing up in the Midwest, Dr. Buckley spent as much time outdoors as possible. He was involved with animals from a young age, showing horses and roping, and also enjoyed the sciences. For him, it was a natural progression from working with horses and dogs to actively practicing veterinary medicine!

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  • Dr.
    Larry Garten
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Garten grew up in Abilene, Kansas on a cattle farm, where he learned from an early age how to solve problems and fix things—these things frequently involved pets and livestock! Veterinary medicine seemed like a natural career choice for him, so he pursued his dream. Now he’s served as an Associate Veterinarian at Oakbrook Animal Hospital since 2002.

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  • Darla Elliott
    Lead Veterinary Technician

    Growing up in Paola, Kansas, Darla’s family always had at least one dog. Her early relationships with her family dogs, Babe and Nikki, continue to inspire her to treat each and every animal she sees as if they were her own.

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  • Hayley Stone
    Veterinary Technician

    Hayley grew up in Gardner with her parents and brother. There was always all sorts of animals around their family farm, and Hayley knew working with animals was her calling ever since she was very young. Now she helps pets every day as a Veterinary Technician!

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  • Cassidy Morgan
    Veterinary Technician/Kennel Manager

    Cassidy has always felt a connection with animals—seeing how grateful they are made her want to help sick pets get better and healthy pets stay healthy! Since 2011, she’s been able to pursue her dream of working with animals here at Oakbrook Animal Hospital.

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  • Stephanie Rush
    Veterinary Assistant

    Stephanie originally intended to become a dental hygienist, but found herself transfixed when she started working at a local animal hospital during high school. As time went on and she became even more involved with her patients’ healthcare, one thing became clear: a career in veterinary medicine was Stephanie’s true calling!

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  • Cindy Rollf
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Coming Soon...

  • Jocelyn Jaksetic
    Client Services Specialist

    Although she didn’t have a lot of room for animals in her family home while growing up in Kansas City, Jocelyn’s love for pets persisted nonetheless. Now, she feels truly fortunate to be able to exercise her childhood passion every day—Jocelyn serves as one of Oakbrook Animal Hospital’s Client Services Specialists.

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  • Cristina Kirk
    Pet Groomer

    Cristina fell into the grooming profession while she was considering Veterinary Technician school, and soon realized she had a considerable talent. Now, she’s been making pets look and feel their best for 20 years!

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  • Katie DeShon
    Client Services Specialist

    After Katie and her husband were married, they moved to Gardner, where she was offered a receptionist position at another animal hospital. She fell in love with the industry from day one, and a year later she came to Oakbrook Animal Hospital!

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  • Karie Gerdes
    Client Services Specialist

    Coming Soon...

Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-12:30 PM

1:30 PM-5:30 PM

Tuesday:

7:30 AM-12:30 PM

1:30 PM-6:00 PM

Wednesday:

8:00 AM-12:30 PM

1:30 PM-5:30 PM

Thursday:

7:30 AM-12:30 PM

1:30 PM-6:00 PM

Friday:

8:00 AM-12:30 PM

1:30 PM-5:30 PM

Saturday:

9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Sunday:

Closed