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: 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.
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).