“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. Chris ZieglerVeterinarian
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 wife, and their fur children: Roo, Moe, Frankie, 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.
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 moving to Town and Country Veterinarians and Pet Resort.
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 Cricket and loves playing poker with her family and snuggling every puppy and kitten she can get her hands on.