About us

Our Gardner Veterinarian Team Welcomes You!

At Oakbrook Animal Hospital, in Gardner, our pet care team has been proudly serving the area for more than two decades, providing only the highest standard of veterinary care to each pet that comes through our doors. Whether your pet is in need of routine preventive care and vaccinations, an involved surgical procedure, or anything in between, you can always rest assured that your beloved friend is in skilled hands. We understand that pets are members of the family, which is why we treat them as one of our own.

More About Our Practice

Our practice was first established in 1993. Over the past two decades, we have grown, and so has our excellent reputation for being a top provider of compassionate and quality veterinary care in Gardner, Edgerton, Olathe, Springhill, and the surrounding communities. At Oakbrook Animal Hospital, we strongly believe in taking a custom-tailored approach to veterinary care, as we know from experience that no two pets have exactly the same needs.

Another key component of our veterinary care is that we always go out of our way to ensure that you and your pet feel as welcome and comfortable as possible when you come into our office. We understand that many pets become anxious, nervous, or scared when they go to the vet, but our compassionate team is committed to helping your pet relax and receive the best in care in town.

Meet Our Team

Our owner, Dr. Tom Buckley, is also one of our two veterinarians available to treat your four legged family member. Throughout his life, he has developed a passion for helping animals—and especially for working with horses. Dr. Buckley decided to put this passion to use by obtaining his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and going on to become our proud owner. In addition to Dr. Buckley, we also have an associate veterinarian, Dr. Larry Garten, on our staff. He's been working with us since 2002 and takes great pride in the care for pets and education for owners he provides.

In addition to our two excellent and skilled veterinarians, we also have several experienced veterinary technicians and veterinary assistants on our staff, as well as a dedicated groomer and several client services specialists. All of our staff members are pet lovers, and have pets of their own!

Services Offered By Our Veterinarian in Gardner

No matter what your pet needs, our veterinarians in Gardner are here to assist. One of the most common services we offer is that of the routine pet wellness exam. We recommend these to most pets once a year as a means of keeping up with changes in your pet's health and making sure any necessary pet vaccines can be administered.

In addition to routine exams, we also offer:

  • pet nutrition consultations/Science Diet Products
  • pet dental care
  • boarding and grooming
  • pet surgery
  • laser pain management
  • flea, tick and parasite prevention
  • critical care
  • microchipping

Schedule Your Pet's Appointment in Gardner Today

If you've been looking for a veterinarian you can trust in the Gardner area, look no further than Oakbrook Animal Hospital. Schedule your pet's appointment today by giving us a call at 913-884-8778.


Office Hours


8:00 am-12:30 PM

1:30 PM-5:30 PM


7:30 AM-12:30 PM

1:30 PM-6:00 PM


8:00 AM-12:30 PM

1:30 PM-5:30 PM


7:30 AM-12:30 PM

1:30 PM-6:00 PM


8:00 AM-12:30 PM

1:30 PM-5:30 PM


8:00 AM-12:00 PM