“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. Greg BrethelVeterinarian
Although Dr. Greg Brethel is originally from Long Island, New York, his career as a Veterinarian has taken him all over. His journey began in Veterinary School in St. George’s University on the island of Grenada where he graduated in 2016. He did his clinical year at North Carolina State University which lead to a 6 month internship following graduation. He followed that up with a full year rotating internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, a large, private practice specialty hospital in northern New Jersey. He then spent his time working in general practice in Queens and Brooklyn in New York City. When his wife took a position as a Cardiology Resident at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, he did not think twice about following her down to Florida. He had been working general practice in Ocala before moving up to Gainesville to continue his journey in veterinary medicine at Town & Country Veterinarians and Pet Resort. Dr. Brethel uses his diverse experience and training to be able to offer not only the best possible medicine but the ability to find the right course of action for each patient and owner.
Dr. Brethel now lives in Gainesville with his wife Sara and their family of creatures; Maisy, Cinder and Daredevil. He enjoys experiencing everything Gainesville has to offer including cheering on the Gators, kayaking and hiking