“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.
Dr. Kristen HowardVeterinarian
Dr. Kristen Howard was born and raised in Miami, Florida. Dr. Howard attended the University of Florida where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology. She aspired to become a veterinarian from a young age. In furtherance of her passion, Dr. Howard earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Midwestern University in Arizona.
Dr. Howard has been part of several mobile clinics providing veterinary care and surgery to those in need. Understanding the importance of pets to their families, Dr. Howard is committed to providing individualized, quality care for her patients. Dr. Howard also focuses on building long lasting and caring relationships with her clients. Her priority is to ensure that her patients receive the best care and enjoy their veterinary visits. Dr. Howard enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine with her clinical interests including soft tissue surgery and internal medicine.
In her free time, Dr. Howard enjoys spending time with family, hiking, and traveling with her husband Josh. She also enjoys spending time with their curious and sweet cat Onyx.
Dr. Emily MoserVeterinarian
Dr. Emily Moser graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine after completing her undergraduate studies at New College of Florida. She practiced general medicine in upstate New York for three years, but could not resist the allure of Florida weather and being closer to her family. After moving back to Gainesville in 2016, she settled at Haile Plantation Animal Clinic for four years before transitioning to Town and Country Veterinarians and Pet Resort to work as the managing DVM.
Offering high-quality medicine at an AAHA practice is important to Dr. Moser. She takes the time to communicate fully with her clients about their options to ensure the best treatment plan for each “fluffy family member”. Her interests include general medicine, soft tissue surgery, dentistry, internal medicine, and low-stress animal handling. She is in high demand as a mentor for veterinary students and student volunteers and passionately provides them with the tools to become empathetic, skilled, and confident doctors. She has published research articles on canine scent detection of human cancers and mouse pheromone detection. Dr. Moser lives locally with her husband Nathan and their cat Figgy and loves playing poker with her family and snuggling every puppy and kitten she can get her hands on.