Larry Garten

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.
Background

Larry graduated from Kansas State University with both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Agricultural Education. He got a job as a feedlot manager in Albion, Nebraska, where he started his family with his wife. After nine years, the family moved, meaning Larry had to change careers. Since he’d always toyed with the idea of going to vet school, he applied to Oklahoma State University at the age of 35 to receive his DVM degree!Dr. Garten particularly enjoys seeing a family start with their new pet, and bonding with the animal early on to ensure pleasant veterinary experiences. He also likes educating clients, and regularly teaches pet owners about preventative medicine, various illnesses, and healthcare options.Dr. Garten’s wife Jean runs her own consulting business, specializing in hospital reimbursement. Their daughter Lauren lives in Denver and works as an Account Manager, and their younger daughter Julia teaches fourth grade in Olathe.In his free time, Dr. Garten likes landscaping and doing rock work, especially with native limestone. His backyard has an outdoor pizza oven, a stone-posted pergola, a fire pit, and rock retaining walls and steps that lead to a stone bar! Larry also works part-time as a cattle consultant for his brother-in-law’s ranch in Kansas, where they raise Red Angus and Simmental/Red Angus crosses.

Location

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:

8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Sunday:

Closed