Our Team

Our staff of experienced and expert veterinarian doctors and skilled vet staff is ready when your pet needs us. Call or contact us today to learn more.

Physical Therapy Assistant

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Eugene Hudson

Hi everyone! My name is Eugene Housdon and I’m new to Countryside pet clinic in Andover. I am a Physical Therapist Assistant, with an Associate’s degree in applied science in PTA from Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming. I completed my prerequisite course work here in Kansas at Wichita State University with a focus on Exercise Science.

My past work experiences have been working with humans in Physical Therapy in several specializations including a rehabilitation hospital in Kansas, A community hospital in Nebraska, and out-patient clinics in Wyoming. Veterinarian Rehabilitation is a specialty that I have been interested in for a long time.

I have been married for over 10 years to my lovely wife Merrie, and we have four furry children of our own. A Rough Collie name Tucker, Shetland Sheepdog name Daisy, and two gray tabby litter mates Brennan and Booth. My passion for animals has been with me my entire life along with rehabilitation. I have worked in the medical field for over 8 years and one of my absolute favorite hobbies is working with saltwater aquatics and reefs, along with mountain hiking. I am excited to be part of Countryside’s team and I cannot wait to work with you and your pets in the near future

Registered Veterinary Technicians

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Cassie Brown, RVT

Hi there! My name is Cassie Brown and I am a Registered Veterinary Technician that has been working at Countryside Pet Clinic since September 2013. Imported from sunny Florida, I spent much of my early years either as an educator at the Jacksonville Zoo or as a technician in a specialty avian and exotics practice. Birds, exotics, and animal nutrition are where my passion lies. I would like to one day have a VTS (Veterinary Technician Specialty) in Exotic Animal Care. In my spare time I am a freelance artist and video gamer. My husband Colin and I share our home with Ariel the Scarlet Macaw, Artoo the Cockatiel, Mouse the Bourke’s Parakeet, Fiona the Wheaten Terrier, Jaina Poodlemoore the Standard Poodle, Bastet the Siamese Cat, Salazar the snake and Khadgar the Budgerigar.

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Kourtney Cisse, RVT

Hello, my name I Kourtney Cisse. I graduated in April 2016 from Brown Mackie College with my Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology. I am originally from Rozel, Kansas where I grew up with two older brothers. I moved to Wichita in February 2017 to start my career at Countryside Pet Clinic. I am also mom to my one year old Great Dane/Husky mix named Zelda. I look forward to meeting you and your pets!

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Kaitlin Vining, RVT

I have had a long history with veterinary medicine. I worked as a kennel tech throughout high school. While attending KSU for Animal Science, I started working as a Vet Assistant and loved the job. I then attended Brown Mackie College and graduated in 2015 with an AAS in Veterinary Technology. Shortly after, I became a registered Veterinary Technician. I love my black lab, Hudson, who keeps me entertained with all of his antics. I am so excited to be a part of the CPC Team!

Veterinary Assistants

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Samantha Pickarts

Hi, my name is Samantha Pickarts. I started working as a veterinary assistant in 2001, in Illinois. I moved to Kansas in 2005, and worked in another clinic for 8 years. I started working at Countryside in May of 2014. I absolutely love what I do, and I am blessed to work with such a great team! My husband and I have 3 children, 5 dogs, 1 horse, and a few barn kitties. I look forward to meeting you and your pets.

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Christina Chanthaboury

I started working as a Veterinary Assistant in 2011. I have experience working emergency care as well as general practice. I started working at Countryside in November 2016. My fiancé and I have one child and 2 dogs Bentley and Midnight and 2 cats named Archie and Bruce.

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Janelle Buss

Hello! My name is Janelle Buss and I have been working as a Vet Assistant since 2005. I have worked in general practice in Minnesota and Missouri as well as emergency medication in Missouri and Wichita. I currently have (subject to change at a moments notice) 4 cats; Stubby, Hellboy, Kitten and Norman. I started at Countryside in October 2017 and love the warm and knowledgeable team that I have befriended. I’m glad to be a part of the family-atmosphere that cares so much for our patients.

Receptionists

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Karen Childs

My name is Karen Childs. I have worked in the front office for 5 years and really enjoy my job. I love visiting with clients and pets that I have known since I started and going through their pet’s life together. My husband, Rob, 2 teenage children, Ben and Lauren and myself moved to the USA in 1995 from England. We have 2 ‘miniature’ schnauzers, Sophie and Stanley and a shy but lovable cat, Holly. In my limited spare time, I enjoy going out with friends, cooking and interior design.

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Robin Long

Hello! My name is Robin Long. I began working at Countryside Pet Clinic in March of 2014. I have a very different employment background but I really enjoy working at CPC. My husband and I have 3 grown children, 4 grandchildren and Percy whom we adopted from the Kansas Humane Society. I look forward to seeing you soon!

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Jennifer Torgerson

My name is Jennifer Torgerson and I am one of the clinics new Client Care Coordinators. I started working at Countryside in May of 2014 and I love interacting with the clients and their pets. I love offering my assistance in helping them care for their pets. My husband Doug and I have three children (Noah, Luke and Emma) and one Siberian Husky (Scout). Looking forward to assisting you in any way I can here at Countryside.

Resort Staff

Debbie Van Meter

I’ve been with Countryside Pet Resort for four years. I spend a majority of my time in doggy daycare, but help in the kennel when needed. I enjoy working in a place where everyone has a common interest, the love of animals. I have six indoor cats and a Bishon named Harley. I’ve been married to Bob for 35 years and we have two grown children Bobby and Brandy. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, gardening, attending WSU basketball games, and visiting my grandchildren.

Jill Snyder

Hello! My name is Jill Snyder! I have always had a love for animals. This passion brought me to Countryside in 2015. I have a Chinese Shar Pei named Juju and a Cockapoo named Mocha. I can’t wait to meet you and your pets and help them have a great time at our resort!

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