Dr. Carroll Thumel



Veterinary Degree: Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Undergraduate Degree: University of Maryland, College Park

Areas of Interest

Soft Tissue Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery

Professional Associations

American Veterinary Medical Association
Emergency Animal Hospital of Ellicott City, Board Member 2002-2016
Cat-Friendly Practice Certified Practitioner

Dr. Carroll Thumel graduated from Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary
Medicine in 1986. He and his wife, Dr. Soverns, co-founded Countryside
Veterinary Clinic in 1988. Countryside Veterinary Clinic quickly grew to
become one of the largest practices in Howard County. Dr. Thumel’s main
areas of interest in veterinary medicine include orthopedic surgery, involving
procedures such as cruciate and patella repairs, dental surgery, ultrasound,
oncology, and other challenging medical cases. Dr. Soverns and Dr. Thumel
have three children, two of which are also veterinarians at Countryside, Dr.
Julie Thumel and Dr. Heath Thumel. Their youngest daughter, Paige, earned
her Master’s in Education and teaches in Severna Park. Dr. Thumel enjoys
mountain biking with his family.

What Clients Love: 

"Countryside is the best! I have been taking my dogs there for 30 plus years. I 100% trust Dr. Thumel’s knowledge and expertise. He saved one of my Golden’s life twice! I am so thankful to have them!" - Kathy A


"The care that our dogs have received at Countryside during the past 22 years has been outstanding. They have kept them healthy, strong and happy through the years. All of the staff have been friendly to us and especially to our dogs. They certainly understand how pets are such a big part of families. Unfortunately we had to make the decision to let our beloved Jack Russell Terrier, Bodie, go. It was not easy for us, and we are coming to know that it was best for Bodie. Dr. Thumel and Caroline were so kind, caring and compassionate during our ordeal. They were gentle with Bodie as we said our good byes and held him for the last time. They both knew and understood our emotions as did the staff at the front desk. Thank you for caring and being so kind." - Patricia P.