Meet the Staff
Dr. Stacey Funderburk graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. After graduation, she partnered with Dr. Marion Bliler to form Countryside Veterinary Service. Dr. Stacey enjoys the excitement and challenges of mixed animal practice. She resides on the farm in Morrisonville with her husband Keith, daughter Reagan, and son Hayden. When she is not in the office, Stacey enjoys spending time with her family and hosting dinner parties.Stacey R Funderburk D.V.M.
Dr. Meghan Ward graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. Before attending veterinary school, she attended St. Ambrose University where she majored in biology. Meghan has a strong interest in large animal reproduction, herd health, small animal preventative medicine, and surgery. Dr. Meghan Ward grew up on a farm in Prophetstown. Illinois where she raised beef cattle and hogs. In her spare time, she enjoys playing golf, riding bikes, and spending time with her family and friends.Meghan Ward D.V.M.
Dr. Chad O’Connor graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. Prior to veterinary school, he received his bachelor’s degree in animal science from the University of Illinois. Dr. O’Connor is looking forward to the variety of challenges that mixed animal practice presents. His strongest interests lie in large animal production and medicine, reproduction, and surgery. Dr. O’Connor grew up in Herscher, IL where he raised show pigs, feeder cattle, and a variety of other species typical of small family farm. In his spare time, he enjoys watching and playing sports, spending time with his family and friends, and hanging out with his pets.Chad O'Connor D.V.M.
Amy went to Lincoln Land Community College for the Veterinary Assistant program after she graduated from Nokomis High School in 2015. She lives in Nokomis with her family and her new puppy Dixie.Amy Dewerff
Nicky Schmedeke began working at the clinic after she graduated from Murray State University with a Bachelor’s in Science and Agriculture with a certification of Veterinary Technician. Nicky started at the clinic in December of 2014 and currently lives in Morrisonville, IL. In her free time, she likes to help her family on the family farm and play with her pet rabbit, Freckles.Nicky Schmedeke
Ashley Newberry graduated from Hickey Vet Tech Institute in St. Louis, May 2015. She joined Countryside after finishing her externship with us. She hopes in the future to specialize in equine as a Veterinarian Technician. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, being outdoors, and riding her horses.Ashley Newberry
Justin recently moved to Taylorville from Edwardsville. He studied Equestrian Science and Horse Science Technology at Black Hawk East College. He also has experience being a large animal trainer and caretaker for all ages.
BreAnna just graduated from Taylorville High School and will be attending Lincoln Land Community College in the fall. She is very excited about her next step with school and her position here at Countryside!BreAnna Adams
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