Dr. Dicke was born in Dayton, Ohio and raised in Kettering Ohio. He Graduated from Fairmont West High School in 1971. He then enrolled in The Ohio State University School of Agriculture. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science in 1975 and started his studies at the Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine.He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1979 and took a position in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In 1981 he and his wife, Debbie moved to Englewood, Ohio and bought the Northmont Animal Clinic from Dr. Byron Ward and Dr. Tom Dillman. Debbie is a Dental Hygienist in Englewood. Dr. Dicke and Debbie have two sons, Nate and Kyle, both of whom graduated from Northmont Schools and The Ohio State University.Kyle is an equity analyst with William Blair and Co. in Chicago, Illinois. Nate graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in June 2012. He is now an associate at Northmont Animal Clinic.