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Ron Tenney, DVM
Clinic Owner since 1982

I am the founder of Oasis Animal Clinic. I am a native of Arizona, growing up in Prescott. I grew up on a cattle ranch and spent many hours as a kid riding horses and doing chores. I realized at a young age that animals serve many purposes and play a vital role in our lives. I decided to become a veterinarian expecting to move back to a small town and join a mixed animal practice (large and small animals). While attending Arizona State University, I began working in some local veterinary clinics and discovered a fascination with small animal medicine and surgery. I was drawn to the client-pet bond and the awesome opportunity veterinarians have to affect the quality of life of pets and their owners. I knew then that this was the area of veterinary medicine that I wanted to pursue. I attended Washington State University graduating in 1982.

Returning to Arizona, I opened Oasis Animal Clinic in December 1982. In 1991, we moved from our original location on Dobson and Elliot Roads to the Wal-Mart PetSmart center in the corner of Alma School and Warner Roads. The practice grew during the twenty years we were located there. Eventually, we outgrew the 2,500 sq. ft. facility and began looking for a new place to call home. In October 2011 we closed our doors at the old location leaving a million memories behind. We are now in our new facility on the Southeast corner of Ray and McQueen Roads. It is hard to believe that we have been in our new building for the past five years. We are thrilled to be in a 5,200 square foot facility with all of the convenience and space to offer state of the art care. My professional interests include advanced training in pain management and best practice anesthetic protocols. For six years between 2006 and 2012, I had the opportunity to visit local veterinary hospitals teaching about modern methods of safe anesthesia and recovery with the Zoetis Animal Health DALE program. I learned from each practice that I visited. 

On the personal side, I am married to Marilyn Richardson Tenney and together we have 5 sons. Marilyn is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in Marriage, Family, and Addiction as well as healing from trauma. We live in Gilbert, where we have a terrier mix named Pancho Villa. We are an animal-loving family.


Over the years, many of you have met our sons working around the clinic. Currently, Brandon is managing a medical transport company operating in the East Valley.  The next oldest is Trevor. He graduated from ASU and then completed his veterinary training at Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine where he graduated in the Spring of 2016 with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Trevor was selected to become a member of the United States Army Veterinary Corp where he has served for five years (North Carolina, Japan and South Korea) before returning to Oasis Animal Hospital in 2021.

Our third son, Troy is a human pathologist. He and is wife, Maize as well as three of our grandkids live in Albuqueque and plan to return to Arizona in 2024. Gary is the second oldest of our sons and is a PhD psychologist. He opened his own private psychological practice in Gilbert, AZ.  He is married to Angela Tenney of Tempe and they have a son, Dillon and a daughter, Audrey. Our oldest son, Rhett is an Licensed Professional Counselor practing in Salt Lake City, UT.  They have 2 daughters, Josie and Sofie, and a son, Sam.


My interests and hobbies include scuba diving, playing racquetball, video editing, and computers. Don’t ask to see any of my underwater videos (or here – Red Sea 2014) unless you have some time on your hands. I also enjoy reading (especially history) and volunteering time for our church and other organizations. All of our family members are certified scuba divers and we love to travel and dive as a family. We have been able to see many beautiful areas and create vivid memories thanks to this sport. Thank you for your loyalty and support of Oasis Animal Hospital. We are humbled to be able to care for your pets.

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