Oakbrook Animal Hospital

Quality Medicine Compassionate Care.


Our Mission is to provide our patients the quality veterinary care we would expect for our own pets.

A Skilled Team Delivering Distinctive Pet Care

At Oakbrook Animal Hospital, we believe in the human-animal bond and that this bond enhances the quality of people’s lives. Dr. Tom Buckley has been helping area pets enjoy healthier lives since founding our animal hospital in 1993. In addition to his skills in all aspects of primary veterinary care, he takes a special interest in fields such as ophthalmology, pain management, and surgery. Associate Veterinarian, Dr. Larry Garten, has been with us since 2002, providing not only expert medical care but also a wealth of education and advice to pet owners. Dr. Henslee is our newest Associate Veterinarian and joined the team in June of 2019. She is particularly interested in cardiology and dentistry.

We’re so excited to welcome Dr. Riley Newson to the Oakbrook Animal Hospital team!

Dr. Riley Newson

Dr. Riley Newson

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Newson graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. She has experience in shelter medicine, general practice, and emergency medicine.

She recently completed her Human-Animal Bond Certification and has experience practicing Fear Free Medicine. Dr. Newson’s professional interests include veterinary hospice and end-of-life care as well as animal behavior, client communication, and veterinary social work.

Dr. Newson married her husband, Sameer, in January of 2021. They just purchased their first house in Olathe. Outside of work, Dr. Newson enjoys taking hot yoga classes, reading books by Marie Kondo, and snuggling with their three cats, Finn, Phoebe, and Mona.

Gardner, KS Veterinary Services

At Oakbrook Animal Hospital, we offer comprehensive and compassionate veterinary care. From wellness exams and preventative care to surgical procedures, we have your pet covered from nose to tail. As your pet’s trusted veterinarian in Gardner, we’re proud to play an important role in enhancing and maintaining their quality of life.

Wellness Care

Pet wellness exams are a very important part of your pet’s continued good health. At Oakbrook Animal Hospital, we provide wellness exams to pets in Gardner and the surrounding community. From the youngest kitten to the oldest dog, we help pets in our community stay healthy and happy. As a pet owner, it’s important to understand the benefits of wellness exams and to bring your pet in to visit one of the experienced veterinarians at Oakbrook, in Gardner, on a regular basis.

Urgent Care

At Oakbrook Animal Hospital in Gardner, we offer urgent veterinary pet services from skilled Veterinarians and our entire veterinary team. These emergency services include treatment of acute injuries such as cuts and bruises, eye and ear injuries/infections and severe skin infections. Other emergencies involve injured or torn nails, fevers greater than 103 degrees for cats and dogs, sudden loss of appetite or acute changes in behavior.

Additional veterinary emergencies treated are blunt force trauma, uncontrolled or excessive bleeding, and ingestion of known toxic substances. Other veterinary emergency pet services at Oakbrook Animal Hospital in Gardner include treatment of swelling, hives and allergic reactions. Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, uncontrolled vomiting, deep cuts or wounds, broken bones or visible fractures can also be treated emergently at our veterinary pet services Animal Hospital in Gardner, KS. Also treated are conditions like heat stroke, car accidents, snake bites and foreign body ingestion.

We will refer out most emergencies to Blue Pearl. Click here to visit their website.

Diagnostics and Treatment

We utilize x-rays in an effort to provide an accurate and efficient diagnosis before coming up with an individualized treatment plan for your pet. The faster we’re able to diagnose your pet’s illness, the faster we’re able to help them feel better.

Surgical Care

The most common reasons that we perform surgery on puppies and kittens is because they need to be spayed or neutered. These are routine procedures and they are important because they help to maintain the health and longevity of your pet. Spaying and neutering in both cats and dogs contribute greatly to the prevention of infections, tumors, cancer, and other health-threatening conditions. Having your pet spayed or neutered helps to curb behavioral issues and to control the pet homelessness epidemic in the U.S.

In addition to the Spay and Neuter services, we also have a range of other surgeries that we provide for pets, depending on their specific diagnosis.

Treatment Options For Diagnoses
The type of treatment and/or surgery we recommend is always going to depend on your pet’s particular circumstances. Our assessment of what’s necessary begins with a thorough exam followed by a consideration of your pet’s breed, age, physical condition and a review of their medical history. We use these factors to determine a diagnosis that, consequently, informs our suggestions for the course of treatment. The surgical treatment options that we currently offer include:

  • Laser Therapy
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Microchipping
  • General Surgery

Dental Care

Periodontal disease affects the majority of dogs and cats by age three. If not addressed, this can lead to a host of other oral and systemic health problems. The proliferation of bacteria, plaque and tartar can also result in organ damage and strain on the immune system. Regular dental exams and cleanings are the foundation of your pet’s ongoing health and quality of life. Our dental services include dental examinations, dental x-rays, teeth cleanings, and extractions when necessary.


When you leave town, your pet may need a safe place to stay. We offer expert boarding services and will be your pet’s home away from home.

A Skilled Team Providing Expert Pet Care in Gardner, KS

Oakbrook Animal Hospital is proud to serve as a source for preventative care, medical treatment, and surgery that Johnson County and Gardner area pet owners have come to trust and rely on.


Phone: 913-884-8778
Fax: 913-884-8747
Email: [email protected]


Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 5:30pm
Sat-Sun: Closed
We are open the SECOND Saturday of every month from 8am-Noon!


500 W Main St.
Gardner, Kansas 66030
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