Happy 4th of July! Here are some tips to keep your pets safe during the weekend. Most importantly, keep your pets indoors if they are afraid of loud noises (fireworks) and keep the tv or radio on to distract them. It’s one thing to be afraid of noises but running away because of them creates a whole new scary situation for you and your pet. Let’s keep our pets safe this holiday weekend!
Today we said goodbye and good luck to Dr. Toncray as he heads to Arizona to pursue a career in emergency medicine. He is a wonderful doctor and we are so appreciative of the hard work and great care he gave to his patients. We will miss the energy and positivity he brought to our clinic. Help us wish him luck on this exciting next step in his career!
Have you seen our new move theater ad? The next time you go to the movies, you just might!
We are excited to announce that Dr. Misti LeMoine, DVM will be joining the Countryside Team in June! Misti is a Wenatchee native and a recent graduate from the Washington State University school of Veterinary Medicine. When she’s not at work, she enjoys the great outdoors as well as spending time with her husband! Great job on your recent graduation Misti, we’re excited to have you come aboard!
Owner | Veterinarian
Born and raised in Wenatchee, Dr. Winters graduated from Wenatchee High School and then received his D.V.M. from Washington State University in 1985. After a short period of time he took ownership of Countryside Small Animal Veterinary Clinic and took his practice to new heights. He is the husband of Denise Winters and the father of Nick and Ashley Winters. In his free time, Dr. Winters enjoys backpacking, water skiing, and snow skiing with his family.
Countryside case profile: This is Bear. Bear is doing great, now, but 4 months ago, he had a run in with semi-truck. 🙁 He was brought to Countryside with multiple injuries including a fractured radius and ulna (his left front leg). After being stabilized by Dr. Peterson, it was decided that the best chance for the fracture to be stabilized was by extra-skeletal fixation (using pins and rods to around the bone to keep it stable until it healed). Dr. Peterson and Dr. Cassel tag-teamed during the surgery and Bear is now back to running around and hopefully staying away from those semi-trucks. 🙂 We will post more photos of Bear’s x-rays and recovery over the last few months.
Vet profile of the week, this week, is Dr. Gary Cassel. Dr. Cassel received his D.V.M. from the University of Minnesota. He recently joined the Countryside Veterinary staff after running his own practice in Cutbank, Montana for many years. He and his wife Betty have wanted to move to the Wenatchee are for quite some time and finally made it a reality in December of 2008. Outside of work, Dr. Cassel enjoys windsurfing, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Education University of Minnesota
Off and on we’ll be re-introducing Countryside Vet Clinic’s doctors. It gives you a chance to get to know us a little better and it’s a fun way to see how the clinic is growing. Our Vet profile of the week, this week, Dr. Katy Schneider.
Graduating with a dual D.V.M. degree from Oregon State University and Washington State University in 1993, Dr. Schneider began her profession as a Veterinarian by providing relief work throughout the Wenatchee Valley. In 2002, she joined the staff of Countryside Veterinary Clinic and has become a major asset to the team. She is the mother of four wonderful children (all boys) and spends most of her free time with her kids, or her animals (2 dogs and 4 cats). In her free time she enjoys scrap booking, reading, children’s sports, and also provides assistance in the classroom, teaching Sunday school.
Yesterday, Christine Knapp from the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society brought a few furry friends in for a checkup. Countryside Veterinary Clinic and the Humane Societyare partners in the valley’s spay and neuter program. Countryside has been providing program medical services for the last 20 years. To date, approximately 30,000 spay/neuter surgeries have been performed!
“Countryside Veterinary Clinic is supportive of the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society’s root cause, to try to get animals adopted,” says Dr. Winters, “We look at it as community service, to help all the animals.”