Our Healthcare Team

dogs and cats - Countryside Veterinary Clinic - Columbia, Ellicott City MD

It is an honor to be voted the Best in Howard County and we thank all of our clients for developing a partnership with us so ‘together’ we can provide the best healthcare for your pets.

    Veterinarians

  • Carroll Thumel, DVM - Countryside Veterinary Clinic - Columbia, Ellicott City MD

    Carroll Thumel, DVM

    Veterinarian, Co-Founder

    Dr. Carroll Thumel graduated from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary…
  • Mary Beth Soverns, DVM - Countryside Veterinary Clinic - Columbia, Ellicott City MD

    Mary Beth Soverns, DVM

    Veterinarian, Co-Founder

    Dr. Mary Beth Soverns graduated from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary…
  • Kim Young (Webster), DVM - Countryside Veterinary Clinic - Columbia, Ellicott City MD

    Kimberly Young (Webster), DVM

    Veterinarian

    Dr. Young (previously known at Countryside as Dr. Webster but she was married in 2016)…
  • Lori Watson, DVM - Countryside Veterinary Clinic - Columbia, Ellicott City MD

    Lori Watson, DVM

    Veterinarian

    Dr. Lori Watson graduated from the University of Florida in 2007. Before becoming a…
  • Melanie Burgess, DVM - Countryside Veterinary Clinic - Columbia, Ellicott City MD

    Melanie Burgess, DVM

    Veterinarian

    Dr. Melanie Burgess is a 2011 graduate of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of…
  • Julie Thumel, VMD

    Veterinarian

    Dr. Julie Thumel is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary…

    Managers

  • Michelle

    Practice Manager

    Michelle graduated from the University of Delaware. She still currently holds the…
  • Heidi, Front Desk Manager - Countryside Veterinary Clinic - Columbia, Ellicott City MD

    Heidi

    Front Desk Manager

    Heidi excelled at her position as a Receptionist at Countryside and quickly became our…

    Registered Veterinary Technicians

  • Danielle, RVT - Countryside Veterinary Clinic - Columbia, Ellicott City MD

    Danielle, RVT

    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Danielle began working at Countryside Veterinary Clinic in 2000 as a receptionist. After…
  • Joanna B., RVT - Countryside Veterinary Clinic - Columbia, Ellicott City MD

    Joanna B., RVT

    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Joanna started out with Countryside by shadowing Dr. Webster in 2011 and quickly became a…
  • Joanna C., RVT - Countryside Veterinary Clinic - Columbia, Ellicott City MD

    Joanna C, RVT

    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Joanna has worked at Countryside since 2007 and is a full time Certified Veterinary…
  • Kathie, RVT - Countryside Veterinary Clinic - Columbia, Ellicott City MD

    Kathie, RVT

    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Kathie received her veterinary technician degree from Essex Community College in 1997. We…

    Receptionists

  • Catherina

    Receptionist

    Catherina ("Cat") graduated from UMBC in 2011 with a Bachelors in American Studies and a…
  • Colleen, Receptionist & Veterinary Assistant - Countryside Veterinary Clinic - Columbia, Ellicott City MD

    Colleen

    Receptionist & Veterinary Assistant

    Colleen was born and raised in Ellicott City surrounded by her loving family where she…
  • Emily, Receptionist - Countryside Veterinary Clinic - Columbia, Ellicott City MD

    Emily

    Receptionist

    Emily currently attends Towson University! Her interest in animal science sparked when she…
  • Kristina

    Receptionist

    Kristina grew up all over Maryland and has always been surrounded by animals. As a child…
  • Laura

    Receptionist

    Laura grew up in Howard County and attended Howard High School. She has a Lab-mix named…
  • Kelly, Receptionist - Countryside Veterinary Clinic - Columbia, Ellicott City MD

    Kelly

    Receptionist

    Kelly's smiling face has greeted clients as they have entered our front doors since 2007.…

    Veterinary Assistants

  • Abby

    Veterinary Assistant

    Abby is a senior at Howard High School and is interested in pursuing a degree in biology…
  • Brooke, Veterinary Assistant - Countryside Veterinary Clinic - Columbia, Ellicott City MD

    Brooke

    Veterinary Assistant

    Brooke has been a veterinary assistant with Countryside since 2008, but her family have…
  • Caroline, Veterinary Assistant - Countryside Veterinary Clinic - Columbia, Ellicott City MD

    Caroline

    Veterinary Assistant

    Caroline graduated from Allegheny College with a degree in Biology. She has always had an…
  • Courtney, Veterinary Assistant & Receptionist - Countryside Veterinary Clinic - Columbia, Ellicott City MD

    Courtney

    Veterinary Assistant & Receptionist

    Courtney is from Frederick County where she attended Urbana High School and Frederick…
  • Elliott

    Veterinary Assistant

    Elliott is currently in school at Centennial High. He plans on studying Pre-Medical…
  • Emily, Veterinary Assistant - Countryside Veterinary Clinic - Columbia, Ellicott City MD

    Emily P

    Veterinary Assistant

    Emily has been with Countryside since 2008. She is working towards her goal of becoming a…
  • Hannah, Veterinary Assistant & Receptionist - Countryside Veterinary Clinic - Columbia, Ellicott City MD

    Hannah

    Veterinary Assistant

    Hannah is an amazingly energetic and always smiling member of the Countryside staff! She…
  • Heath, Veterinary Assistant - Countryside Veterinary Clinic - Columbia, Ellicott City MD

    Heath

    Veterinary Assistant

    Heath is a graduate of Goucher College and where he was a defenseman on the varsity…
  • Heather

    Veterinary Assistant

    Heather started out at Countryside as an intern in September 2016, and has progressed so…
  • Lauren, veterinary assistant - Countryside Veterinary Clinic - Columbia, Ellicott City MD

    Lauren

    Veterinary Assistant

    Lauren has been working at Countryside since February 2006. Throughout the years she has…
  • Marshall, veterinary clinic - Countryside Veterinary Clinic - Columbia, Ellicott City MD

    Marshall

    Veterinary Assistant

    Marshall enjoys working in our kennel area with our boarding and treatment animals. You…
  • Tiffany, veterinary assistant - Countryside Veterinary Clinic - Columbia, Ellicott City MD

    Tiffany

    Veterinary Assistant

    Tiffany has been a proud employee of Countryside since the year 2000! You will see her…

    Camp Counselor

  • Katie

    Camp Counselor & Veterinary Assistant

    Katie is a rising senior at Severna Park High School and currently our amazing summer Camp…

    Groomers

  • Kathy, groomer - Countryside Veterinary Clinic - Columbia, Ellicott City MD

    Kathy

    Groomer

    Kathy has been our groomer at Countryside since February 2014 and she is a treasure! With…
  • Nickie, groomer - Countryside Veterinary Clinic - Columbia, Ellicott City MD

    Nickie

    Groomer

    Due to popular demand, Nickie is Countryside's newly added groomer as of 2016! She began…