Thomas Garey, DVM was born and raised right here in Delaware, Ohio. A graduate of Hayes High School, he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1996 from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
After returning to Delaware, Dr. Garey opened his own practice in 1999. Oakside Animal Clinic was originally located on South Sandusky Street in the “old donut shop” before moving to its current location on Valleyside Drive in the fall of 2014. The clinic has continued to grow and is now a bustling five doctor practice with a very long list of loyal clientele.
When not seeing patients, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two grown children as well as attending various sporting events.
Dr. Elizabeth Dible graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994 and joined Dr. Garey at Oakside Animal Clinic as the first associate veterinarian in 2002. Growing up in Lima, Ohio, Dr. Dible recognized her bond with animals at a young age and even made a promise to the family dog, Buddy, that she would one day be a veterinarian. Keeping that promise has allowed her to experience all the joy that comes with caring for pets and advocating for their health by educating families. She has become particularly passionate about soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, animal behavior, and dentistry.
When not at the clinic, Dr. Dible can be found up on Lake Erie. She enjoys spending time with her rescue golden retriever, Dolly, as well as her husband , children and granddaughter. Born with a green thumb, Dr. Dible stays busy harvesting, growing and sharing her own flower and vegetable seeds.
Dr. Amie Segner became an associate veterinarian with Oakside Animal Clinic in 2011. She graduated from THE Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996 after pursuing an Animal Science degree from there as well. Dr. Segner grew up in Union County and spent weekends as a child on her aunt and uncle’s farm riding horses and taking care of their many cats and dogs. Their vet was a family friend and allowed Dr. Segner and her cousins to “help out” with the cattle and horses. She closely watched everything he did and knew from a young age that she wanted a career in the veterinary field.
Dr. Segner loves the fact that no two days are ever the same when caring for animals and gets great satisfaction from making people smile when their pets are feeling better.
In her free time, Dr. Segner enjoys spending time with her family camping, riding off road in their RZR, fishing and watching OSU football games!
Dr. Melissa Dunn grew up in a dog-loving household in Wooster, Ohio. After receiving her undergraduate degree in Biology from The College of Wooster in 2012, she moved to Delaware and joined Oakside Animal Clinic as a veterinary assistant. She was thrilled for the opportunity to stay in the community she’s grown to love and join the clinic as a veterinarian after graduating from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. Her professional interests include feline medicine, internal medicine, and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Dunn loves educating clients on their furry family members health and being able to witness the power of the human-animal bond on a daily basis. She is a member of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Dunn lives with her husband, Logan, a high school athletic director, close to downtown Delaware. They have 5 furry family members: 3 pugs (Chloe, Cue and Boston) and 2 cats (Paisley and Peter Patton). When not working, she enjoys eating at the many wonderful restaurants in Delaware and Columbus, working out, and spending time at home with her family. Her and her husband also love to travel and experience new cities and food as often as they can.
“My name is Dr. Tristen Rea. I grew up in Richwood, Ohio and attended the University of Cincinnati for undergrad (Go Bearcats!) where I received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology in 2017.
I first became interested in medicine in general during my undergraduate studies, so I spent time shadowing in different human and animal hospitals. I discovered there was something truly special about preserving and honoring the Human-Animal Bond and I knew the veterinary pathway was for me. Following my time at UC, I attended The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine where I graduated in 2021. My specific veterinary interests include Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Dermatology.
When I am not working I enjoy gardening, reading, and bird watching. I currently reside in Marysville with my husband, Aaron, our two perfect dogs - Baxter (puggle) and Blossom (pug-mix), and many houseplants!”