Staff

Meet the friendly staff at Countryside Animal Hospital!

  • Dr. Philip C. Hubbard
    Practice Owner

    Dr. Hubbard is a 1979 graduate of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree in 1970 from Washington and Lee University. He and his wife Kathy have 2 children, Meredith and Kevin. They have two Labs and a cat at home, and numerous cats and dogs at the hospital that no one else will claim!

  • Jan Boss
    Receptionist

    Jan has been with us since 2001. Her optimistic attitude and compassion are just a couple of traits that keep our clients coming back. It is said that the receptionist is the first impression of a business, and Jan could not be a better one! Jan has three children, two on Earth and one in heaven, and one granddaughter. She is very involved in Church and enjoys going on mission trips. “I just enjoy helping- people and animals.” Jan graduated from Auburn University in 1975 with a degree in Horticulture. She owns five dogs, a cat, and three turtles. 

  • Beth Bullock
    Kennel Manager

    Beth has managed our kennel since 2006. She makes sure our kennel runs smoothly and efficiently. She never stops working. In her words she is “a work horse, not a show horse.” Beth forms special bonds with the animals while they are in her care. During her lunch break, Beth will sit and read to the animals. She is very good at calming and comforting pets when they are unsure. Beth has three daughters and three granddaughters. Beth is very nurturing, and that is what makes her awesome at her job. 

  • Dakota Kerth
    Office Manager/ Veterinary Assistant

    Dakota started in the Kennel in 2012. Through school and experience, Dakota has grown into our lead Veterinary Assistant and Office Manager. She is married with two little girls and a lot of “fur babies.” She has five dogs, two cats, two rabbits, and a chinchilla. “Taking care of animals was a childhood dream of mine and now I get to live my dream every day.” Dakota strives to not only take care of the animals here, but maintain the functions and care of the clinic itself too. “It is an honor to work under Doctor Hubbard and his family. They are an amazing family to work for. This job has been, and is, truly a blessing to me.”

  • Amber Ellison
    Veterinary Assistant

    Amber started here in 2015. Through experience, Amber has become a wonderful veterinary assistant. She is very bubbly and all of our clients enjoy the atmosphere she creates here. Amber is currently pursuing a nursing degree at Jeff State Community College. She loves her cat and her two beagles. “My favorite part of my job is educating our clients on how to care for their pets. We see a lot of first time pet owners that have a lot of questions, and I really enjoy helping them be able to give the best care they can provide.”

  • Naila Gonzalez
    Veterinary Assistant/ Kennel Tech

    Naila started working at Countryside in 2016. She works very hard providing care for the animals in the Kennel, as well as assisting up front. Naila has a strong passion for animals and will make sure they get the best care possible. “I’ve always had a deep connection with animals and am blessed to have the job with an amazing team.” She is kind and humble, but most importantly hard working. She has two cats, Lio and Niko. She is very involved in her church, Iglesia Bethel. In the future, she hopes to continue helping animals in any way she can. Naila has been a great addition to our team!

  • Abby Whitley
    Kennel Technician

    Abby is a senior at The University of Alabama at Birmingham and began working here in May of 2017. Since working here, her passion for the welfare of animals has influenced here education and career goals.  “I always saw myself doing something big. Law school seemed ideal, but my time here has opened my eyes to my real purpose in life-advocating for animals.” After completing her undergraduate degree at UAB, Abby plans to attend Veterinary School at Auburn. We cannot wait to see Abby complete her life dream and continue the Countryside legacy. 

  • Jessica Atchison
    Kennel Technician

    Jessica started here in April of 2018. She is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technician program at Jefferson State Community College. “I thought I wanted to be a nurse, but after completing some nursing basics I realized I was in the wrong field. I started working with livestock and realized my calling is with animals. I am very excited to start pursuing my goals.” We are very excited for Jessica and we hope to be able to help her in any way possible during her schooling. 

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Montevallo Office

Monday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

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