Meet the veterinarians and team of Oates Veterinary Clinic below. We’re pleased to provide exceptional veterinary care for your pets!
Get to know our team
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Dr. Carol Oates
Dr. Carol Oates purchased this veterinary clinic from a local veterinarian, Dr. Curtis, in 1971 upon her graduation from The Ohio State University. The hospital was much smaller at that time and has had two significant expansions throughout the years, with the last one being in 1998. Dr. Carol’s husband, Gary, a local farmer with a degree in dairy science (The Ohio State University 67), helps make sure everything is in proper working order at the clinic.
Carol is originally from Fairborn, Ohio (near the Dayton area) but has lived here in Kenton since 1971. She and Gary enjoy being in the great outdoors. Carol has several hobbies. In particular, she enjoys harvesting maple syrup and tending her apiary (beehives) with her sister, Linda.
Drs. Bill and Monica Decker
Drs. Bill and Monica Decker began working here in 2006. They were experienced veterinarians at the time and joined Dr. Oates initially as relief veterinarians but later became associates. They live on a family farm in Marion County and commute to Hardin County each day. Bill is a local Ohioan from Green Camp, Ohio. He graduated from The Ohio State University in 1992. Monica is from Selma, Alabama, and attended Auburn University. She graduated in 1998 with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Dr. Bill and Dr. Monica are rarely here on the same days because they have two children (Benjamin and Rachel), and one stays at home to manage the kids and the farm. One of them is here almost every day.
They also have a yellow Labrador (Scout), three cats (Eleanor, Steve, and Binx), one rabbit (Dale), and two fish (Aubie and Lister). The family enjoys outside activities such as gardening, fishing, and camping. Bill enjoys fixing things and is very mechanically gifted, which comes in handy with three geriatric tractors at home. Monica used to enjoy playing basketball, baseball, and the trumpet. Now she enjoys a nap!
Dr. Natasha Weaver-Dyer
Dr. Natasha Weaver-Dyer (better know as Tash) is the newest veterinarian to join our staff, having started in March 2017. A native of Kenton, Tash recently returned to the area with her husband, Shawn, their two young children, and cat, Archie. Tash received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2009 from The Ohio State University. She spent her first eight years practicing large and small animal medicine and surgery.
Tash spends most of her time with her kids and helping out on the family farm. Here she is caring for her daughter’s lamb, Fuzzy (pictured). Tash also enjoys reading, singing, camping, and attending church functions.
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