- Wellness Plans
- Puppy & Kitten Packages
- Parasite control
- Behavior consultation
- Dental care / oral surgery
- Animal Flea Control
- Animal Microchipping
- Small Animal Vet
- Veterinary Dentistry
- Veterinary Euthanasia
- Veterinary Surgery
- Veterinary Vaccinations
In 1983 a clinic was constructed at its present site of 24 S. Cucumber St, in Jefferson, Ohio. The business was renamed "The Country Doctor Veterinary Clinic". Dr. Curie believed the name represented all he believed in. Honesty, integrity and compassion. Over the years the practice began transforming from large animal only, to mixed animal. Then in 1998 became a companion animal clinic exclusively.
Today the focus of the "Country Doctor" is to celebrate the bond between people and pets. The health care team strives to enhance the quality and quantity of life for both through excellence in family pet health care and client service.
The "Country Doctor" is proud to be a general family practice for your pets. Your "Other Family Doctor". The emphasis is on preventive medicine to keep your family and pets healthy. Primary care is of course an integral part of this mission.
The doctors pledge to freely and openly refer your pet to an appropriate specialist when the case requires care beyond the scope of the family practice.
Dr. Charles Curie - Doctor
Dr. Charles Curie is a native of Jefferson, Ohio. He attended The Ohio State University, where he studied animal science as an undergraduate, and then completed his graduate work in Veterinary Medicine in 1978, graduating with the honor of being named the most outstanding large animal clinician in his class. Immediately upon graduation he returned home to Ashtabula County, Ohio.
From the very beginning Dr. Curie has practiced Veterinary Medicine with a passion. His career has evolved from a strictly agricultural to a highly motivated companion animal practice. He tirelessly pursues his vision of excellence in primary pet health care and client service.
Dr. Curie has been recognized nationally for his leadership and innovation in practice management and efforts to increase client compliance in order to better serve his patients. He currently is engaged in lecturing at Veterinary continuing education seminars, and as a private consultant in these areas.
His greatest treasure is his staff! The staff is the practice. Period. They are the best staff on the Planet, second to none.
Dr. Diane Veale - Doctor
My name is Dr. Diane Veale. I grew up in Broadview Heights, Ohio south of Cleveland. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from The Ohio State University, I attended the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1986. I spent three years working at a farm/small animal practice south of Pittsburgh before escaping from Steelers/Panthers territory and returning to Browns/Buckeyes territory. In 1989, I married Mike Hiener, an Ohio State graduate from Marietta, Ohio, and we moved to the Cleveland area. We eventually settled down in Ashtabula County when I joined the Country Doctor team in 1995.
Mike and I live on a crop/vegetable farm in Denmark Township. I also keep a flock of around 25 laying hens. We have three dogs (Molly, Gabby and Buddy) and eight cats (Brother, Louise, Tater, Spud, Pumpkin, Cooper, Wally and Archie).
During the school year, junior and senior high school students who are interested in a career in veterinary medicine get to spend one day observing life at the Country Doctor as part of a job shadowing program. One of the questions I get asked is "What do you like most about your job?". The answer is always the same. I love people and I love animals so what better job could there be than working with animals and people who love animals. I am blessed to spend my working day with the truly extraordinary staff at Country Doctor and our wonderful clients and their pets.
Sue Nines - Hospital Manager
I'm Sue and I am the Hospital Manager at the Country Doctor. I have been here for over 15 years now but it seems like yesterday! I don't know where time goes. I have done every job at the Country Doctor sometime in my 15 years and have enjoyed each one of them. I really enjoy my current position because it's easy. Yes, easy because the staff and doctors are all wonderful people. Each one of them have a special quality about them that contributes to the Country Doctor. I feel blessed that I work with a great group of people.
On a personal note I have been married to Dave for 23 years and we have 2 boys, 1 daughter-in-law and 2 grandsons! We also have many pets including a horse, 1 dog and 5 cats.
Sometimes clients that have been coming to us for many years are surprised when they see me because they don't think I work here anymore! I do but I spend alot of time in the office (there is so much to do behind the scenes!) but one of my favorite things I still love to do is work with the pets that walk through our doors and meet their owners.