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 in the same graduating class as Dr. Bryson.
Dr. Cunningham began her veterinary career at an emergency clinic in Mississippi. She joined the Countryside veterinary team in 2002, following the recommendation of her friend and colleague Dr. Bryson.
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: 2019
Dr. Whipple is a DeLand native that started as a pet bather when she was 14 years old. She also worked as a technician for 7 years before vet school.
Dr. Whipple stayed close to home when she earned her Bachelor's in Biology from the University of Central Florida before graduating from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.
We are happy to welcome Dr. Whipple back to DeLand and into the Countryside family. Our allergy patients will appreciate her skills in dermatology and senior patients will benefit from her interest in dentistry. Most of all, Dr. Whipple focuses on cultivating a bond with her clients and their pets.
Dr. Whipple and her husband enjoy beach activities such as swimming, riding jet skis, playing volleyball, fishing, and boating. They also enjoy cheering on the Gators!
A message from Dr. Whipple: "I am passionate about client education and look forward to meeting all of Countryside's wonderful clients and patients. My goals are for pet owners to feel comfortable with our treatment plan and provide the best quality of veterinary care possible."
Team Countryside since: 2020
Team Countryside since: 2021