“Keeping your pet healthy and happy is always our goal. From basic wellness to intensive care, our medical team is proud to offer the very best in veterinary medicine.”
Dr. Terry TomlinOwner
Dr. Terry Tomlin and his wife Heidi founded Town & Country Veterinarians in 1989 as one of Gainesville’s first house-call practices. The doors of Town & Country Veterinarians and Pet Resort’s first animal hospital opened in November of 1990 and moved into its new facility in September of 2009.
As a University of Florida graduate, Dr. Tomlin’s philosophy of “Best Medicine” and “Well-Care” began to evolve while he was a veterinary student. He realized that keeping pets healthy allowed for longer and happier lives and strengthened the human-animal bond. As Dr. Tomlin’s commitment to veterinary care has grown, so has his understanding that it is more cost-effective to prevent disease than to treat life-threatening conditions.
Town & Country Veterinarians and Pet Resort’s mission of “Helping Your Pets Live Longer, Happier, and Healthier” was developed directly from this philosophy. Dr. Tomlin also has extensive experience with surgery, emergency care and exotic animals including reptiles, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, rodents and birds.
Dr. Tomlin and his family live on a small farm on the Kanapaha Prairie and have a menagerie of animals. He also enjoys organic gardening, fishing, and traveling.
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Katie Hatch Kim, DVMVeterinarian
Dr. Katie Kim is a Georgia native and 2008 graduate of the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation Dr. Kim completed a one year internal medicine and surgery internship at the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine with a special emphasis on emergency and critical care. After completing her internship, Dr. Kim worked as an emergency veterinarian in south Florida for two years before moving back to Gainesville.
Although, she greatly enjoyed this aspect of medicine, the nature of an emergency practice made it very difficult to develop long-term relationships with her clientele. Because of this, Dr. Kim transitioned into a career as a general practitioner so that she could create the lasting bonds with her patients that she desired. In July 2014, Dr. Kim joined the team of Town & Country Veterinarians as an associate veterinarian.
Dr. Kim shares her home with her husband, Stan, who is also a veterinarian. They have two daughters younger than the age of four so life is very busy! Dr. Kim has one dog, a Pug named Pedro, and one cat named Adda.
Originally from Danbury, Connecticut, Dr. Ziegler followed his passion to sunny Florida and studied veterinary medicine at the University of Florida. Following graduation, Dr. Ziegler practiced veterinary medicine in The Villages, Florida. He happily returned to his Gainesville roots in 2016, joining our team at Town & Country Veterinarians. He enjoys the opportunity to work with companion animals at Town & County, exhibiting a strong interest in cardiology, dermatology and internal medicine. Dr. Ziegler believes that education is the key to great medicine and is committed to sharing his knowledge with his clients, empowering them to make sound decisions regarding their pet’s health, enabling them to lead happy, healthy lives.
Dr. Ziegler currently lives in Gainesville with Amanda, his fiancée, and their fur children: Roo and Merlin. He remains active in the Gainesville community, and has spoken a number of times to local groups on topics including household poisons and the importance of vaccination. He was recently featured on CBS’s, 4th of July Safety segment.