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the place where your pet will be treated like family

Countryside Veterinary Hospital has been helping our four legged friends since opening in 1985. Our doctors have over 25 years of combined experience, so you can be sure that your pet will receive the best care possible. At Countryside, our doctors and staff want to make the experience as easy as possible for both you and your four-legged family member. That starts with staff that will be there to assist you every step of the way. Even our building is designed to be comfortable for your pet. We always encourage you to stop by for a "happy visit" and a tour to reduce your pet's anxiety while visiting us. We speak Spanish, too! If you are more comfortable learning about your pet's needs in Spanish, please don't hesitate to ask. Hablamos español. Si quieres informacion de tu mascota en español, por favor nos preguntan.

Phone: (760) 749-3656

29209 Cole Grade Road

Valley Center, CA 92082

Monday - Saturday: 7:30 - 6:00

Sunday: Closed

After Hours Emergency Information


At Countryside, we can provide all of the care that your pet will need during it's lifetime. Our doctors and staff are well-versed in preventive care, surgical procedures, and we even offer boarding, grooming, and doggy day care!
Dental Care

Anesthetic or non-anesthetic dentistry – either way, we can help!

International Travel

Traveling or moving? We can help you bring your pet anywhere in the world.

Emergency Care

Have an pet emergency? Our doctors are fully prepared for any problem.


Our professional groomers have over 50 years of combined experience.

Boarding & Daycare

Muddy Paws Country Spa is the place to go for your boarding and daycare needs!

Surgical Services

Soft tissue or orthopedic surgeries…our doctors can do it all!

Medical Services

We offer a wide array of services to ensure your pet is happy and healthy.

Wellness Plans

Let us help you balance your pet’s wellness care with your monthly budget.


Deborah Hofler
Deborah Hofler
Veterinarian and Practice Owner
After receiving her degree in Animal Science from Cornell University, Dr. Hofler attended the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned her Veterinary Medical Doctorate in 1995. Dr. Hofler has over thirty years’ experience in animal husbandry and has been practicing for over twenty years.
Tim Sherman
Tim Sherman
Associate Veterinarian
After working for Dr. Hofler as a technician for several years, Dr. Sherman traveled to Ross University, where he earned his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. His path as a veterinarian led him right back to Valley Center, where he became part of the Countryside family all over again.
Jessica Nichols
Jessica Nichols
Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Jessica Nichols is a fifth generation San Diegan, but spent five years in Palmerston North, New Zealand where she attended Massey University. Dr. Nichols became a veterinarian so that she could combine her passions for animals and medicine.


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