Katie Childers, DVM
Countryside's Homegrown Vet
Ever since she was a little girl, Dr. Katie Childers has always wanted to be a veterinarian. She states, “It's such a blessing to have a career in the veterinary field; I get to do what I love!"
Dr. Childers began her education journey at Berry College where she majored in Animal Science. She then went on to fulfill her lifelong dream by earning her doctorate degree from the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine with an emphasis in Mixed Animal Medicine.
Dr. Childers' compassionate drive to work in the veterinary field is fueled by the unique challenges each day brings. She explains, "No two cases are ever the same. Every day is a chance to learn something new and become better as a veterinarian and as a person." She wants her future clients to know that she is here for their pet at every phase of life - from the cute and playful early stages all the way to their dignified senior years. Client education is very important to her and no question is insignificant. She views her patients as family members, and states, “It’s my job to not only do what’s best for the pet, but also for the family as a whole."
What Dr. Childers wants you to know about Countryside
Dr. Childers wants future clients to know that for her, Countryside is like coming home. Countryside was her first taste of life in the veterinary field - she worked here as an assistant before applying to vet school. Dr. Childers veterinary career led her to several clinics, but she always felt like Countryside is where she belonged. She states, “When you combine the facility and equipment with the people that you are surrounded by, it’s unlike any other clinic I’ve been a part of." She is excited to rejoin Countryside as a veterinarian and bring new insight to the collaborative team.
Outside work: about Dr. Childers
- When she is not busy at work, Dr. Childers can be found spending time with her husband and son; the three of them share a passion for the outdoors! On their small farm in Jersey you'll find 4 dogs, a cat, several chickens and a large garden.
- Family hobbies include camping, off-roading, and hunting (with their dogs).
- The family is also involved in the National Young Farmers Coalition and Georgia Off-road Ministries. They have found these programs to be a great way for them participate in community outreach while investing in their family bond and child's future.