Dr. Heath Thumel

Associate Veterinarian


Veterinary Degree: University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Undergraduate Studies: Goucher College

Areas of Interest

Soft Tissue Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery
Internal Medicine

Professional Associations and Certifications

American Veterinary Medical Association
Fear Free Certified professional
Cat Friendly Practice Certified Practitioner

Dr. Heath Thumel is a 2018 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School
of Veterinary Medicine. His professional interests include internal medicine
and soft tissue surgery. He is married to his wife Blaire, a graduate of the
Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and they enjoy spending
time with their two dogs, and two cats. Oakley an, Australian Cattle Dog, and
Caddy, a lab mix, can be seen mountain biking with them often throughout
Patapsco State Park or hanging out in the doctors’ office. Heath enjoys 100-
mile mountain bike races which have taken him up and down the east coast,
and out west to Colorado, Utah and Oregon and his most challenging course
in Michigan. Dr. Blaire Johnson is an emergency veterinarian at the Anne
Arundel Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Annapolis and together they have two
wonderful daughters.

What Clients Love:

"Countryside vet is the only place I will go with our animals...I wish they took care of my kids too :) Dr. Heath Thumel is our favorite he is the most kind, patient, honest, and down to earth professional doctor we have worked with (and I have had dogs by my side for over 30 years!). While all of the providers at Countryside are wonderful, I do always request Dr. Heath Thumel. When our 12.5 yr old Ridgeback past away this past December, Dr. Thumel made a very sad and difficult process better. He not only cared for our pup as if she was his own, but he cared for my family as we struggled with decisions and what to do. When Dr. Thumel advises me or instructs me to do something, I trust him, no questions asked. He is the kind of doctor you wish you had for yourself!! Deciding to go to Countryside is the best decision you can make for you pet. We will never go anywhere else!" - M. Berry