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.
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
Dr. Susie Mackin