Dr. Chis Gilbert staff (L-R) Jenn Davis, Darcy Loshe, Dr. Chris Gilbert, Jenna Gilbert Briggs (daughter),, Sherrie Stewart, Shelly Lavendar, Jenn Subler and Jen Knick. (Dick Brown photo)

Dr. Gilbert celebrates 40 years of veterinary practice

Family, staff and friends celebrate Dr. Chris Gilbert's 40 years of veterinary service to Darke County

GREENVILLE – A 40th anniversary party was held for Dr. Chris Gilbert to celebrate the anniversary of the opening of his veterinarian practice in Greenville. Dr. Gilbert opened his practice June 26, 1982.

The party was organized by his daughter Jenna and wife Judy.

“He truly loves what he does,” said Jenna. “He is known as an expert in equine (horse) lameness, and his small animal business has grown exponentially.”

Dr. Gilbert stated, “I love animals and I love people. The greatest thing about this job is that every day is different.”

Chris and Judy met at the Ohio State University.

Family members include: daughter, Jenna and husband Clayton Briggs; daughter, Janel and husband Garrett Kerr; son, Jordan Gilbert and wife Kaelyn. The Gilberts have four grandchildren.

Richard "Dick" Brown is a Contributor to Darke County Now

Dick Brown / Chairman

Dick has lived most of his life in Greenville, graduating from G.H.S. in 1964. He earned a S.S. in Applied Science from Miami University in 1968 and went to work for Pratt and Whitney Aircraft in Hartford, CT. After returning to Greenville, he taught one year at the G.J.H.S. before buying McVay's Sporting Goods. He closed McVay's to enter the profession of real estate appraising and did all the work for Greenville Federal Savings and Loan for more than a decade. For more than a decade, he has been President of the Greenville High School Alumni Association and is dedicated to preserving the school's history through research and photography. He passes out thousands of glossy 8" x 10" photos for students to keep as memories of the high school years, and has worked with the school's Yearbook since 2008. His database chronicles many aspects of the school's history and is available on the alumni website: www.greenvillealumni.org under More/G.H.S. History. Dick was Vice President of the Garst Museum for over 20 years and is now an Emeritus Board Member. His father Pete Brown was President of the Museum for 2S years and the family has made many contributions to the Darke County Historical Society. He has an extensive collection of old, area post cards and local history in general. He was voted as the Ohio local History Alliance Champion Award in 2019, receiving the award in Columbus for his extensive work in local history for Greenville and Darke County. His wife Dianne just passed away in 2021, and he has two children, Brandy Hill and husband Dr. Josh Hill of Columbus, and Betsy Reiber and husband Kraig Reiver of Centerville. Each family has two daughters, born since 2017. Dick firmly believes in the new technology that Darke County Now is bringing to Darke County local news scene. The great staff that is in place has gotten our new company off to a fantastic start and will change the landscape of disseminating local news for many years to come. He is proud to be a part of this important new news source.

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