The Community's Most Trusted Veterinary Hospital Since 1988

ellicott city maryland veterinariansCountryside Veterinary Clinic’s six veterinarians, practice manager, and staff of registered veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants, provide state-of-the-art veterinary care with a personal touch. Our goal is to make your first visit and all those that follow as compassionate and educational as possible. We are proud to be the community’s most trusted veterinary hospital and have been voted the Best of Howard County for as long as we can remember.

Our clinic has a long history in the Howard County community. Dr. Soverns and Dr. Thumel opened Countryside Veterinary Clinic in 1988. They have celebrated over 30 fond years as veterinarians and love working in this conscientious community. They provide scout and school tours, attend career days in the local schools, and help out at summer science camps. Their children share their enthusiasm. Dr. Young joined our practice in 2006 and she excels in feline medicine and soft tissue surgery in general. Dr. Burgess joined our practice in 2011 and she has a special interest in small pocket pets and ultrasonagraphy. Dr. Breakell joined our practice in 2022 and besides small animal she has much experience in cows, horses and other farm animals. Dr. Julie Thumel graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2017 and Dr. Heath Thumel graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. Both have joined the practice bringing the latest protocols in medicine and surgery and plan to carry on the tradition of Countryside Veterinary Clinic through ownership. Their third child, Paige, serves the community as an educator.