Countryside Veterinary Hospital

Take just a moment and meet our veterinarians......

Dr. Nathan Rolston

Dr. Brad Francis


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 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.

Dr. Jessie Ingvalson

Dr. Jessie Ingvalson grew up on a dairy farm in southeast Minnesota. She earned both her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota. Within the veterinary field, Dr. Ingvalson has special interests in soft tissue surgery, dermatology, internal medicine and public health. Outside the veterinary field, she is an avid backpacker, trail runner and photographer. Dr. Ingvalson, and her husband Charlie, moved to Idaho a few years prior and thoroughly enjoy exploring the state with their dog Moose.


Dr. Susie Mackin grew up in Wisconsin and moved to Idaho Falls in 1997 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin -Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. She has recently returned from a 5 year stint in Wisconsin and is happy to be back in Idaho. Dr. Mackin feels very fortunate to have a career doing what she loves and is passionate about. To her, the best part of her job is developing a relationship with her patients and their owners and working together as a team to provide the best care possible whether it be preventative care, internal medicine, dermatology or surgery. Dr. Mackin and her husband, John, along with their two children, Connor and Addie, share their home with Ellie, the best little dog, and Ellie’s three feline sidekicks; Gus, Polly and Anna. When not working, Dr. Mackin takes full advantage of all that Idaho offers; awesome mountain biking, skiing, hiking, and... basically anything outdoors!

Dr. Susie Mackin