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“What our clients are saying…”

“We took our 7 yr old yorkie poo here for surgery on his back leg from the very initial call all the way to picking up our Peanut after surgery everyone was so nice and took such wonderful care of our fur baby that we are now a permanent patient at Countryside ”

—Tracey T.

“From the moment I made the appt through speaking with the Doctor I knew we made the right choice to choose Countryside. Zero was so afraid, but the staff and doctor treated him with kindness and love. I am so grateful to everyone. This is where I will be bringing all my pets in the future.”

—Roberta D.P.

“I could not be happier with the care my puppy has received at Countryside. With COVID-19 I have not been able to go inside for her appointment. She is only 13 weeks old and I was very nervous about her being alone. From my first visit, beginning with the front desk staff at the start of my appointment, to the tech, to the vet...I have felt so comfortable with the care she has received. I feel that I can reach out at any time with any question. I have been extremely impressed me with my experiences at Countryside and am so happy I found a place I am so comfortable with!”

—Robyn W.

“I was very uncomfortably about taking Minnie (a 107 pound female Rottweiler) to the Vets for her annual check up and shots. (My mother in law who is 86 year old lives with us full time. We are her caretakers at home). I can state that the Vet and staff was terrific! They truly provided a touch-less curbside service! I would highly recommend Counrtyside for all your Pets needs!”

—Edward G.

“I was impressed with the staff and service provided here before, but now - I will be a client for life! The way you all have handled this time with ease, smiles, and patience is amazing to me. Thank you for keeping us and our pets safe, and for always greeting us with a smile and positive attitude. I can’t thank you all enough! Hank loves you all too!”

—Ryan P.

“The staff did a phenomenal job reassuring me my dog was doing well in a stressful situation.”

—LaDonna R.

“I recently took my pup in for surgery and their new Covid guidelines are explicit and easy to follow. With my dog's anxiety, it is actually easier to bring him in this way than the regular way during normal times. The in/out traffic appears to be easily managed by the staff. Staff are always friendly and the doctors are good about explaining what is going on with my dog.”

—Joyce P.

“The exam and services were quick yet fully comprehensive. The Vet Dr Young was very nice and answered all of my questions. I like how everything was organized and made simple with the app and helpful staff members. .”

—Jenine D.

“I cannot say enough positive things about Dr Young, Dr Soverns, Dr Thumel and the rest of the drs. They have been there for my cats in emergencies and handled them with the utmost of care and compassion. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a vet. Very easy to make an appt and their staff is wonderful as well”

—Lisa A.

“They are very thorough and efficient. For a recent checkup, the vet thought she heard a heart murmur then couldn’t find it. She checked 4 times and located it. We had our dog checked out and learned she was fine. She took the time to find the problem. Great place”

—Sherry W.

“Doctor Soverns has seen our kitty since we moved to the area in 2013. It is always so nice to have her see Sami and give expert advice. It is a family run practice and you can feel that. Our kitty is getting up in age (9) and I feel that Doctor Soverns and the tech suggest important tests such a bloodwork without pressure. We loved our old vet where we used to live and are happy we found Counrtyside.”

—Christy M.

“We feel so lucky to be a part of this clinic. The doctors, techs, and staff are so knowledgeable and caring. Also, during this pandemic, they have been so mindful of following safe procedures.”

—Amy B.

“My dwarf hamster had been sneezing for a couple days and I called around to the local vet clinics. The first place I called scheduled me for 4 days later, but CVC said they would try to squeeze her in that day - knowing that a couple days can make a big difference for a little hamster. They were so kind and the vet was able to examine her and determine a plan for treatment that day. Reasonably priced and I will come here from now on. :)”

—Emily J.

“I cannot say enough great things about Countryside and their staff! My elderly mom has a very scared cat that had not been to the vet in some time and was matted along her back. From my first call and speaking with Tiffany, to the appointment today with Dr. Soverns, I could not be happier. Tiffany took the time during my first call to get all of the details, she then passed them onto Dr. Soverns. Dr. Soverns called me that evening to discuss a plan of action. I am happy to say that Rosie had her appointment today, and though she was not happy, she did not bite or scratch anyone. Dr. Soverns was able to do her exam, administer vaccines and shave the mats off her back.”

—Diane B.

“Countryside Vet is the best! Hands down! As a first time owner of a pet, I was pretty nervous about my puppy’s first visit to the vet. Countryside eased those worries as they provided awesome customer service. Dr. S & the vet assistants were very thorough in explaining my puppy’s exam in it’s entirety as well as keeping me updated at every step of his visit. I was also very impressed with their COVID protocols to keep all parties safe. Keep up the wonderful work!”

—Kelsey M.

“Our experience with the Countryside staff was excellent. Everyone was helpful and friendly. They took time to discuss options and results of the care they provided for our precious cat. Our strictly indoor cat is shy around strangers and easily stressed by unknown situations. He came back from his experience calm and just as playful as ever. He didn’t seem a bit stressed. Thank you so much for your compassionate, excellent care.”

—Pamela W.

“I appreciate your Covid procedures. The text/call system you have set up is genius and a great way to protect both employees and customers. I was able to safely wait in my car with my two kids while our dog had her exam. The tech and doctor both called me to go over everything and addressed all my concerns. All staff and doctors were extremely polite and timely. I switched from a different vet and I’m so glad I did. Thank you”

—Kira E.

“Best vet hospital ever..theres a reason I've been coming here for so many years. I live close to Baltimore yet I still use your clinic for my animals. Bravo!”

—Eileen O.

“Even though appointments have changed dramatically during COVID, I still felt I had the same great service. Talking to the vet prior allowed me to express concerns, and then talking afterwards gave me all the information I needed. Just not in person! I got the same great care, both for my dog and for me.”

—Barbara H.

“Absolutely love Countryside and would recommend to anyone who is looking for a new vet. Sadly, we recently lost our 12 year old boy, Rosco, but were pleased to receive a comforting call from Dr. Julie Thumel and a card from the team. We appreciated that so very much during this difficult time. Thank you to Dr. Thumel and the whole team for always providing excellent care to our beloved pets!”

—Hannah W.

“Our dog Revan always loves coming to the vet; Dr Julie Thummel is his 3rd favorite person (after mom and dad of course). The staff always treats both our dogs so well and Revan always comes home in a good mood because he is showered with love and attention during his appointments.”

—Cami S.

“Countryside is the best Veterinary practice we have ever used! The vets, techs, and receptionists are always so friendly, helpful and professional. They truly care about animals and their families!”

—Diane R

“I thought your COVID 19 set up was perfect! It was efficient and easy!”

—Barbara A.

“I got a new Blue Heeler puppy and was searching google for a vet close by that could become “our place”. Through google I found Countryside Clinic. At the first visit for my new puppy’s round of vaccines and evaluation we were treated like family that had been using them for years. The vet techs and vet doctors there have been SO helpful and welcoming to us. There is no question I have that feels to small or insignificant, and they are such a huge help with behavioral questions too. Countryside has the BEST customer service, bedside manner with my pup, smooth check-in process and so much more. If you are looking for a place that has the cutting edge vet services with the “home visit” doctor touch, SEARCH NO MORE. You are home with Countryside. I can’t say enough good about them as a clinic, and could go on an on. Give them a call, and experience all they have to offer for yourself!”

—Stephen M.

“They have been so caring about our 17yr old + cat, he's a cranky old man now but sweet and gentle and they have taken great care of him. This week he had his wellness exam and Dr. Soverns spent a lot of time talking with me about Max and his care and needs. Very helpful, not rushed. They are great!”

—Mark J.

“I'm new to your practice and I'm so impressed with the professional and overall support from your team.”

—Andrea C.

“I love this practice! Every doctor we have had has been very good, but our recent experience with Dr. Julie Thumel has been amazing! She is outstanding with both pets and owners. I can’t say enough positive things. We are grateful to be a part of this practice.”

—Holly G.

“Our family and dogs have have had a long term and very positive relationship with Countryside, Most recently one of our dogs went in for his annual physical and even in these Covid days, everything was handled very professionally. High marks for Countryside!”

—Sean M.

“The staff and doctors at Countryside provide exceptional care and compassion. My pandemic rescue dog has unfortunately had quite a few challenging medical issues which has lead to multiple visits. Dr. Julie Thumel typically treats our dog and she does an amazing job. However, we also had to see other doctors at the practice for urgent issues and they all have been equally amazing. Each doctor takes the time to actually listen to what you have to say about your pet's symptoms to better understand what's going on. They never make you feel like your questions are a burden. I hope I never have to move out of the area because I don't ever want to go to a different practice.”

—Jon H.

“We got our 'pandemic pup' last April and Countryside was recommended to us by several friends and neighbors. It has been a year and believe it or not we have not been inside the clinic as yet due to the social distancing precautions. We are very grateful for such care for not only our dog but for us humans as well. The process is very thorough as you check in through text, you hand over your pet to a loving technician who promptly calls you. Your pet is then examined and the Vet calls you to discuss the issues further. You then get a check out call to come pick up your baby and any items you've purchased. Even with this process in place, I feel as though it is very personal and the staff is so attentive. They have guided us through his preventative care, grooming and neutering procedure. I never feel rushed or pressured to buy anything. Whenever I have called to ask general questions, advice or medical inquiries we are received with detailed answers and solutions. We are so glad we chose Countryside for our dog. Thanks to the awesome team and staff!”

—Staci M.

“Our first experience with Countryside clinic and Dr. Burgess was wonderful! As a new dog mom, I was really nervous bringing my puppy to the vet, but all the staff and doctor were so warm and comforting, and I knew she was in good hands. I was also impressed by the covid precautions in place and how smoothly, and efficiently, the entire process was!”


“We've had over a 30 year relationship with Countryside Veterinary Clinic as residents of Howard County and continue to benefit from the outstanding care given to all of our dogs over the years.”

—Elaine M.

“I love your practice. Everyone is so professional and caring - from the doctors to the front desk staff to the assistants. I always feel so safe and happy bringing my little 10 pound Havanese there.”

—Sylvia L.

“I’ve been bringing my dogs here for years!!!!”

—Cara M.

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Fear Free Certified LogoWe are proud to have Fear Free certified veterinary professionals on our team and we are dedicated to caring for your pet’s emotional well-being as well as his or her physical well-being. We understand that your pet can become stressed or experience anxiety associated with a trip to the veterinarian, and we also understand that the stress and anxiety can prevent pets from receiving the quality medical care that they need. Fear Free™ veterinary visits can result in a better experience for pets, owners and our team. As Fear Free™ Certified Professionals we can alleviate your pet’s fear when visiting Countryside Veterinary Clinic.

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We are a full service pet hospital.

Our pet hospital offers the following services for dogs and cats of all breeds, ages, medical conditions and lifestyles:

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Dog Health Services

  • Anesthesia
  • Bathing and Hygiene
  • Behavior Services
  • Boarding
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Cardiology
  • Dental Care
  • Dermatology
  • Deworming
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Electrocardiography
  • Emergency Care
  • Endoscopy
  • Fitness
  • Grooming
  • Illnesses
  • Laboratory Testing
  • Laser Therapy
  • Medications
  • Microchip ID
  • Nutrition
  • Pain Management
  • Parasites
  • Deworming
  • Fleas and Ticks
  • Heartworms
  • Hookworm
  • Roundworm
  • Tapeworm
  • Pregnancy
  • Preventative Care
  • Puppy Care
  • Semi-Annual Wellness Exams
  • Senior Care
  • Spay or Neuter
  • Surgery
  • Vaccinations

To learn more about our comprehensive dog health services, please contact us or visit our dog health services page.

Cat Health Services

  • Allergy Testing
  • Anesthesia
  • Bathing and Hygiene
  • Behavior Services
  • Boarding
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Cardiology
  • Dental Care
  • Dermatology
  • Deworming
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Emergency Care
  • Eye Care
  • Flea & Tick Prevention
  • Grooming
  • Heartworm Prevention
  • House Calls
  • Illnesses and Disease
  • Kitten Care
  • Lab Tests
  • Laser Therapy
  • Medications
  • Microchip ID
  • Nutrition
  • Pain Management
  • Pregnancy
  • Preventative Care
  • Semi-Annual Wellness Exams
  • Senior Care
  • Spay or Neuter
  • Surgery
  • Vaccinations

To learn more about our comprehensive cat health services, please contact us or visit our cat health services page.

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This mosaic which includes hundreds of Countryside's patients from the past 30 years,
proudly adorns the walls of our waiting room for all to see.


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We have found the key to quality veterinary care is a combination of medical competence, empathy for pet owners and compassion for our animal companions. Our veterinarians will listen to your concerns, diagnose any medical conditions, help you understand your options and work with you to make the right decisions for you and your pet.

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At Countryside Veterinary Clinic, our team is made up of a diverse group of veterinarians and support staff professionals who bring their love for animals to work with them everyday. Our veterinary team comes from all backgrounds, and they have joined Countryside Veterinary Clinic because of their desire to make a difference in the lives of animals, as well as the people who love those animals.

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Our Animal Hospital Offers Cutting Edge, Affordable Care

Countryside Veterinary Clinic is an animal care facility equipped to handle all medical and surgical needs. From preventive health care services to advanced diagnostic and surgical services, our doctors and staff are trained to manage all of your pet's needs. We are continually updating our equipment and educating our team to the latest medical information. We know that everyone has a budget and we will work within the confines of your budget to get the best outcome for your pet.