Countryside Veterinary Hospital
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Take just a moment and meet our veterinarians......

Dr. Nathan Rolston

Dr. Brad Francis

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Dr. Katherine Shoemaker



Dr. Brad Francis has been an owner and partner in Countryside Veterinary Hospital since it first opened in 1992. Graduating from Kansas State
University in 1985, he has spent his entire veterinary career in Idaho Falls. Dr. Francis' main interests include surgery, particularly orthopedic, and the challenge of internal medicine cases. He also enjoys working with organized veterinary medicine and in 2008 presided as president of the Idaho Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Francis and his wife Maureen have two children, Matt and Marla, along with Willie the dog and Roy the cat. Dr. Francis enjoys the great Idaho outdoors, camping and whitewater rafting with his family and riding the mountain trails on his mule, Tincup.






Dr. Rolston is also a transplanted flatlander.
He grew up in a small town in northwest Iowa.
Dr. Rolston attended the University of Arizona in
Tuscon where he received his Bachelor's degree
 and then returned to Iowa and received his
 Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from
Iowa State University in 1998. After a year of
practicing in the Portland, Oregon area, the lure of fly-fishing in eastern Idaho proved too strong and he and his wife Michelle moved to Idaho Falls in 1999. They have four children, Sam, Calvin, Caroline and Crash the wonder dog, and spend most of their free time running from activity to activity. At work, Dr. Rolston enjoys soft tissue surgery, dermatology, internal medicine cases and acupuncture. Outside of work, you can probably find him on one of the many beautiful rivers of eastern Idaho, fly-fishing.





Dr. Shoemaker

Dr. Shoemaker is originally from Louisiana. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from McNeese State University in Mathematics and Computer Science, then went on to attend Louisiana State University for her veterinary degree. She has an interest in veterinary pharmocology and spent several years after graduating from veterinary school in the field of research in that area. For the past 18 years, Dr. Shoemaker has enjoyed all areas of clinical medicine for small animals. She has two grown boys and enjoys horseback riding, sewing, painting and camping.