Calling ahead to schedule an appointment is recommended, as our doctors do make farm calls. By doing so, you can ensure that we have a veterinarian in the office at the time of your appointment. Walk-in appointments will include an additional fee. One of our staff members will gladly assist you in making an appointment, and will try to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. If you need to cancel/reschedule your appointment, kindly give us ~24 hours’ notice.

Drop Off Appointments
To better service owners with busy schedules, we offer convenient drop-off appointments. Owners are able to make an appointment to drop off their pet at the clinic as early as 8:00 am, and pick up the pet before closing at 5:00 pm. Countryside Veterinary Service will perform all requested treatments while your pet is in our care. Drop-off pets need to be current on all vaccines unless they are being admitted for them. Countryside Veterinary Service is a flea-free clinic. If a pet enters the clinic with fleas, he/she will be treated at the owner’s expense.

Wellness Exams & Vaccinations
Yearly examinations and annual vaccines are recommended for all small animals. For canines, we recommend yearly vaccinations against rabies and distemper/parvovirus/leptospirosis. Bordetella is strongly encouraged for canines that frequently come into contact with other dogs, such as those who go to a groomer or boarding kennel. Dogs also need to be tested yearly for heartworms and internal parasites. Our veterinarians recommend monthly prevention against heartworms in addition to internal and external parasites. For felines, we recommend vaccinations against rabies, feline distemper, and feline leukemia. Depending on how much exposure your cat has to the outdoors, we may also recommend intestinal parasite screenings.

Puppy Vaccination Schedule & Preventative Medicine

6-8 Weeks

Wellness Exam, DHLPP, De-worm, Heartworm & Flea Prevention

9-12 Weeks

Wellness Exam, DHLPP, De-worm, Heartworm & Flea Prevention

13-16 Weeks

Wellness Exam, DHLPP, De-worm, Heartworm & Flea Prevention

16 Weeks

Wellness Exam, Rabies, Heartworm & Flea Prevention

4-6 Months

Spay or Neuter


Wellness Exam, DHLPP, Rabies, Heartworm Test, Fecal Float

**Heartworm and flea prevention is recommended year-round**

Kitten Vaccination Schedule & Preventative Medicine

6-8 Weeks Wellness Exam, FRVCP, De-worm, Flea Prevention
9-12 Weeks Wellness Exam, FRVCP, De-worm, Flea Prevention
13-16 Weeks Wellness Exam, Leukemia Test, Leukemia Vaccination, Flea Prevention
16 Weeks Wellness Exam, Rabies, Flea Prevention
4-6 Months Spay or Neuter
Annually Wellness Exam, FRVCP, Leukemia, Rabies, Fecal Float

**Flea prevention is recommended year-round**

Cold Laser Therapy

The Drug-Free, Surgery Free Solution

Countryside Veterinary Service offers Class IV Laser therapy that delivers specific red and near-infrared wavelengths of laser light to induce a therapeutic effect within the body. These include increased circulation, decreased swelling, reduction of pain, and enhanced tissue repair.

There is no patient sedation or restraint required and the experience is usually pleasant and comforting to them. Each treatment lasts around 1-4 minutes, but the length and frequency of treatments vary with your horse’s condition. Even though improvement may be seen after the first visit, most patients require several treatments for the greatest benefit, and we recommend a multi-visit treatment plan. Your veterinarian will recommend a treatment plan specific to your horse’s conditions.

Countryside Veterinary Service offers a wide variety of surgical procedures for small animals. All patients are carefully screened for safety and anesthetics are specifically tailored to your pet. Intensive care after surgery and full blood testing is available for your pet. Some of our surgical procedures include, but are not limited to; spays, neuters, feline de-claws, lumpectomy, exploratory surgery, caesarian, and bone fracture repairs. Dr. Stacey is experienced in anterior cruciate ligament repairs and has performed numerous successful procedures. Small animal surgeries and dental procedures are performed Monday-Friday. Patients should arrive at our clinic between 8:00-8:30 am the morning of surgery and can be picked up between 4:00-5:00 pm the same day. An overnight stay is standard with feline de-claws and more invasive surgeries. These patients may be picked up any time the following day. Please remember to withhold food and water after midnight the night before surgery. This is important to ensure that there will be no vomiting while under sedation.

Two vets giving a dog an UltrasoundDr. Stacey is experienced in performing ultrasounds. This is a non-invasive technology that uses sound waves to painlessly examine specific internal organs. Ultrasounds are also used to detect pregnancy in animals after 35 days of gestation. At Countryside, we ultrasound both large and small animals. We also have a portable ultrasound machine that our veterinarians take out on farm calls. Radiology is another quality diagnostic tool we use to diagnose muscular-skeletal, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, reproductive, and urinary system problems, and diseases.


Dental Procedures
Teeth are very important to your pet’s overall health.  Pets that have problems with their teeth and gums are prone to suffer serious heart, liver, and kidney problems as they age.

Countryside Veterinary Service offers dental services that include teeth cleaning, polishing, and surgical extractions.  All geriatric patients are carefully screened for safety and anesthetics are specifically tailored to their needs.

Countryside Veterinary Service’s in-house laboratory allows us to perform various routine diagnostics.  These diagnostics include but are not limited to, urinalysis, internal parasite screenings, ear cytology, complete blood counts, serum chemistry profiles, and fine needle aspirations.  We also partner with several laboratories to offer off-site testing, which includes but is not limited to; allergies, Cushing’s, progesterone, and brucellosis tests.




Thousands of pets are lost yearly and are never reunited with their owners. An Avid microchip gives your pet an identification number that is implanted in the back of the neck which can be read anywhere in the United States.  This product helps to ensure the safe recovery of your lost pet.

We offer a wide range of prescription medications including several flea and heartworm preventatives. We also offer Hill’s Science Diet prescription dog and cat food for pets with food allergies and special dietary needs.

Euthanasia Services
The death of a beloved pet brings with it the full range of emotions that would accompany the passing of any family member. We are partnered with a cremation service that offers to memorialize your pet to help you cope with your loss and remember your pet in a meaningful way.  Since 1997, Paws & Remember has been offering a full range of memorialization products and services for pets of every description.  Their high-quality personalized urns and memorial products will help you and your family express feelings, pay tribute, and celebrate your pet’s life.
Pet Urns in Taylorville, IL

Countryside Veterinary Service accepts payment via cash, local checks, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and Debit cards. So that we may continue to provide the highest quality services utilizing the best medical technologies, we require that payment be made at the time services are rendered. Countryside will be happy to provide an estimate for your pet’s treatment plan, hospitalization, or surgery. You are welcome to request an estimate at any time for your expected charges.


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