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 College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. He and his…
Mary Beth Soverns, DVM - Countryside Veterinary Clinic - Columbia, Ellicott City MD

Mary Beth Soverns, DVM

Veterinarian, Co-Founder

Dr. Mary Beth Soverns is a 1986 graduate of the Virginia- Maryland College of Veterinary…
Kim Young (Webster), DVM - Countryside Veterinary Clinic - Columbia, Ellicott City MD

Kimberly Young, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Young graduated from the Virginia- Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. Immediately…
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 veterinarian,…
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 Veterinary Medicine.…

Julie Thumel, VMD

Veterinarian

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

Heath Thumel, VMD

Veterinarian

Dr. Heath Thumel is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and is interested in…

Managers

Michelle

Practice Manager

Michelle graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelors in Science and concentration of…
Colleen, Receptionist & Veterinary Assistant - Countryside Veterinary Clinic - Columbia, Ellicott City MD

Colleen

Front Desk Surpervisor

Registered Veterinary Technicians

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

Danielle G, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Danielle began working at Countryside Veterinary Clinic in 2000 as a receptionist. After graduating from…
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…
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 are very…

Receptionists

Brittany

Receptionist

With desires of becoming a Zoologist, Brittany was excited to become a member of our…

Kelly B

Receptionist

Kelly has grown up right here in Howard county for most of her life and…

Kristina

Receptionist

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

Megan

Receptionist

Megan moved to Maryland with her husband two years ago from Boston, Massachusetts. Before coming…

Kelly G

Receptionist

Kelly has greeted clients as they have entered our front doors since 2007. Outside of…

Veterinary Assistants

Abby

Veterinary Assistant

Abby is a biology major at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, but still works at…
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 been…
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 Smith

Courtney

Veterinary Assistant & Receptionist

Courtney is from Frederick County where she attended Urbana High School and Frederick Community College.…

Danielle B

Veterinary Assistant

Danielle graduated with a degree in graphic design in 2010 from Clover Park Technical College…
Emily Hively

Emily

Veterinary Assistant

Emily is currently a student in the veterinary technology program at CCBC. She has been…
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 is…

Katie

Veterinary Assistant & Camp Counselor

Katie is currently at Towson University. She started with us as our amazing summer Camp…
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…

Camp Counselor

Mackenzie

Dog Day Camp Counselor

I have a huge love for animals! I've grown up with them my entire life…

Groomer

Nickie, groomer - Countryside Veterinary Clinic - Columbia, Ellicott City MD

Nickie

Groomer

Nickie began grooming in 2002 as a bather and worked her way up to becoming…