Entries by Melissa

Dr. Megan Corsbie

Team Countryside since: 2018 Dr. Megan Corsbie graduated with honors from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biology. She graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018 and also earned a Certificate of Veterinary Business Management. She is originally from Melbourne, but has also lived […]

Dr. Lindsey Cossa

Team Countryside since: 2018 Dr. Lindsey Cossa is originally from Wellington, FL where she worked as a receptionist and a veterinary technician. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Florida before graduating from the Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine in Tennessee. Dr. Cossa has a love for all exotic patients. […]

Dr. Matthew Simmons

Team Countryside since: 2005 and 2018 Dr. Simmons was of the Countryside technician team for 9 years prior to attending the Ross University College of Veterinary Medicine. He graduated from the University of Florida with his Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science. He has a special interest in large animals, and during his clinical year at […]


Team Countryside since: 2017 Sam is originally from Indiana. She is the 2nd oldest of 5 children. She worked and interned at a veterinary clinic before moving to Florida, she wanted to continue working in the veterinary field and she says she searched for the perfect clinic and found Countryside! She would like to continue […]

Dr. Courtney Payne

Team Countryside since: 2017 Dr. Payne graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and graduated with honors from the College of Veterinary Medicine. Before vet school she worked with both large and small animals as a technician. As a veterinarian, she worked at an emergency clinic before coming to […]


Team Countryside since: 2017 Dominique worked at a medical office with Shelby before joining the Countryside receptionist team. Dominique is originally from Tasmania, Australia. She is the youngest of 5 children. She and her husband are first time homeowners in Daytona. They love their wiener dogs, Sizzles and Brisket (check out their Instagram page). In […]

Canine Influenza Outbreak

There have been several confirmed cases of H3N2 strain of canine influenza at the recent dog show at the Volusia County Fairgrounds. We have not diagnosed any cases at our hospital. This virus affects dogs only. Like most flu viruses, canine influenza is a highly contagious airborne pathogen. Symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, fever, nasal […]


Team Countryside since: 2017 Formerly a radiology technician, Shelby joins Countryside after working in doctor’s offices for 3 years after she graduated from Kaiser University. She has always wanted to work with animals and she expressed how lucky she feels to have this opportunity to work with your pets. Shelby has a strong passion for […]


Team Countryside since: 2018 Originally a client when her dog injured his knee and our veterinary team performed orthopedic surgery, Natalie was working as a groomer before she joined the Countryside receptionist team. Natalie was born and raised in Deland. She graduated from Deland High School in 2010. She has a degree in photography and […]

No Maybes When It Comes To Rabies

Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus that attacks the nervous system. The virus is secreted in saliva and is usually transmitted to people and animals by a bite from an infected animal. Once the outward signs of the disease appear, rabies is nearly always fatal. Wild animals in Florida continue to test […]