Our History and Commitment

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Welcome to Countryside Veterinary Clinic. Our six veterinarians and practice manager, and staff of registered veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants, and professional groomers, 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 15 years.

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 30 fond years as veterinarians and love working in this conscientious community. Their children share their enthusiasm. Two of their children will join the veterinary profession and the third will be serving the community as an early education teacher.

Countryside Veterinary Clinic offers comprehensive wellness examinations and vaccinations, progressive medical treatments, soft tissue and orthopedic surgical procedures, advanced dental solutions, current oncology protocols, hospitalization and in-house radiology, ultrasound and laboratory diagnostic testing. We provide veterinary supervised boarding, professional pet grooming and nutritional and behavioral counseling. We maintain a fully stocked in-house pharmacy-selecting the safest and most effective heartworm, flea and tick preventives. We provide Hills’s, Royal Canin and Purina prescription diets. Our waiting room displays veterinarian approved nutritional and joint supplements, and dental care and grooming products. We are happy to discuss any protocols or products with you.

We are the first and only Cat Friendly Practice in Howard County, as awarded by the American Association of Feline Practitioners. When designated as a Cat Friendly Practice, veterinary clinics have proven that they have taken specific extra steps to assure they understand a cat’s unique needs, have implemented feline-friendly standards, and have made changes to decrease stress and provide a more calming environment. Veterinary staff members have also been trained in feline-friendly handling and understanding cat behavior to increase the quality of care for your cat.

For your convenience we offer a Countryside Veterinary Clinic App that allows clients to make appointments, communicate with the clinic, and achieve rewards through our loyalty program.

The veterinarians at Countryside donate their time and services within the community. At the preschool level, we visit classrooms to illustrate veterinarians as community helpers. At the elementary and middle school levels we attend career days, give Girl Scouts and Boy Scout tours; helping them achieve their goals. At the high school level we mentor students through the Howard County Public School System mentor program. We donate baskets to community fundraisers and to private and public schools and we are a proud sponsor of the YMCA Turkey Trot and Columbia’s Walk for Paws.

We are committed to provide the best care possible through preventive medicine and through state-of-the-art medical, surgical, oncology and dental treatments. Our recommendations are personal and reliable as we strive to create lifelong partnerships for the betterment of all animals. Our success is measured by the positive impact we make on the pets and people of our community.

Location Hours
Monday8:00am – 7:00pm
Tuesday8:00am – 7:00pm
Wednesday8:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday8:00am – 7:00pm
Friday8:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday8:00am – 1:00pm
SundayClosed