Dr. Brewer bought the land and started blueprints for Countryside Animal Clinic in 1979. His first patient at Countryside was an Irish Setter named Jed in February 1982. Jed visited during the construction phase, waiting for opening day.
Dr. Brewer attended the University of Georgia for undergraduate and veterinary college. He furthered his training at the Animal Medical Center in New York City and owned Clearwater Animal Hospital before moving to Deland. Dr. Brewer and his wife are high school sweethearts from Madison, Georgia.
Over the years they have taken in a multitude of animals they call pets, such as cows, horses, goats, dogs, cats, and chickens. Their breakfast room furniture still has chew marks from teething puppies. Dr. Brewer says their first child was a cat, then they had human babies.
Dr. Brewer’s primary concern has always been the family owned pet and getting to know the family. “The Countryside family of employees are a part of the community. We love participating with the schools and civic organizations for the betterment of our hometown. Of course, there is nothing more rewarding than helping pets who can’t speak for themselves.”
Team Countryside since: 2002
Dr. Cunningham was born in Newfoundland, Canada and grew up in Wiggins, Mississippi. She graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Cunningham began her veterinary career at an emergency clinic in Mississippi. She joined the Countryside veterinary team in 2002.
At Countryside, Dr. Cunningham is interested in orthopedics, soft tissue surgery, ophthalmology, and dermatology. She is very skilled doctor and surgeon. She routinely performs complicated orthopedic surgeries, mass removals, emergency exploratories, and c-sections. She is also Countryside's foremost bulldog doctor.
Dr. Cunningham lives in Deland with her 3 rescue dogs and 2 kitties. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her daughter and family. They like to go running, biking, kayaking, to the beach, and camping.
Team Countryside since: 2020
Dr. Malisse was born in Santa Clara, California and moved to central Florida when she was 14. She started her veterinary journey working as a kennel assistant at a veterinary hospital at age 16. Dr.Malisse received her B.S. in Biology from University of Florida in 2011. After this she decided she wanted to live abroad and moved to Scotland where she attended the University of Edinburgh Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and gradutated with her veterinary degree (BVM&S) in 2018 with distinction.
Dr.Malisse has a special interest in geriatric care, opthalmology, anesthesia, pain managment, internal medicine, feline medicine, and surgery.
When not working she loves to be outdoors in the sun swimming,hiking or horseback riding and she enjoys gardening, cooking, and reading in her down time.
Dr.Malisse owned a variety of animals including birds and fish and currently has three cats and a 23 year old Morgan horse named Ethan.
Team Countryside since: 2021
Dr. Garcia was born and raised in Ormond Beach, Florida. She studied at Florida State University and graduated in 2016 with her Bachelors of Science degree in Biology. She then attended St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine in the beautiful island of Grenada, West Indies and completed her clinical training at the University of Florida. Her interests include primary care, dermatology, and building strong veterinary-patient-client relationships. She is also Fear Free certified.
Dr. Garcia grew up riding horses and her family owns a quarter horse named Rodney. She now spends most of her spare time with her two black labs Drake and Remington and loves being out on the water whether on boat or surfboard. She also has three black cats Gomez, Mr. Kitty and Renegade.
Team Countryside since: 2021
Dr. Jordan Graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in animal science, then continued on to Ross University to become a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. She was born in Orlando, Florida but grew up all over due to being an “Army Brat”. She has been practicing veterinary medicine since 2002. Dr. Jordan has a strong interest in Exotics, Surgery, Dentistry, and Ultrasound
Dr. Jordan and her husband have been married for over 25 years and have three wonderful daughters. She also is in the U.S. Army for over 12 years in the Veterinary Corp and has been deployed three times over the past 8 years. She has 2 dogs and 4 cats. Her pets Currently range in age from 7 months to 7 years of age.
Dr. Jordan enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, going to the movies, and cruising in her jeep.
Dr. Tolson grew up in Connecticut. After her high school graduation she moved to Florida and attended Florida State University for a biology degree. She then moved to the island of St. Christopher (St. Kitts) where she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. In St. Kitts she was able to explore the island and the gorgeous beaches. She attended her clinical year at The Ohio State University.
Following veterinary school Dr. Tolson moved back to Florida. She has been an associate doctor since 2017. Dr. Tolson likes to spend time with her dog (Blue), and her two cats (Chloe and Sammie).