Mary Bernd

Mary has been working with the Countryside Veterinary Clinic as a Receptionist since April of 1988. Both Mary and her husband Mike were born and raised in New Richmond. Mary is the Lead Receptionist for the clinic.

Mary & Mike live in the city of New Richmond.  They have one grown son, Jim and his wife Jen.  Mike and Mary have 2 Cairn Terriers:

Darby – a very independent Cairn Terrier that “lives to eat”.  Quinn - hasn’t met a stuffed toy that he hasn’t immediately fallen in love with and he happily claims Darby’s, also!

In her free time, Mary  enjoys reading, going to Rochester to "shop until you drop" with her sister, watching football and playing Big Fish games on her computer.

She is an avid fan of the Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Twins and the Wisconsin Badgers.

Cassandra Wittstock

Cassandra joined Countryside Veterinary Clinic in 2016 as a front desk receptionist. She lives in Star Prairie with her husband, Michael and son Landon.

Her pets include: Camo - a 4-year-old black lab mix that thinks he's still a puppy, Curious George - a Bengal cat that thinks he's a dog and lays under Landon's chair waiting for food, Zeke - a lab mix - he is a true "Shadow" (Homeward Bound) and lays around all day until one of the other ones act up and then he has to go see what's going on.

With a very active 2-year-old in the house - there is no spare time for hobbies or anything else according to Cassandra! 

Lucky she met a winner!  He doesn't watch sports.  We have several employees that would argue that!

Judy Olson

Judy rejoined our staff in 2007 as our professional phone consultant.  Her main goal is to call our clients that have treatments, exams and vaccinations that are coming due and help them make their appointment so their pet is fully protected at all times.  She works 2 or 3 afternoons/evenings a week keeping in contact with our great clients.  She does a great job!

Judy lives by Amery with her husband, Kermit and her family includes daughter, Shannan - daughter, Brandy,(children, Ethan & Lola) – son, Nate (wife RuthAnn and children Tristan & Levi) – daughter, Brianna (husband Wayne and grandpuppy, Vincent & Zoe.

Judy’s pets include Daisy – a vivacious Boston Terrier and Oliver, a long-haired Chihuahua.  They keep her busy!

Judy’s hobbies include sewing, crocheting, jigsaw puzzles, reading, playing cards with family and friends, and hanging out with the grandchildren.

She pretends she’s a Viking fan only because Kermit is a Green Bay Packer fan.  Wouldn’t you like to be in their living room during a Viking/Packer game!

Jen Smith

Most of you might recognize this familiar smiling face. Jen rejoined our team in June of 2018 as a full-time receptionist.

Jen lives with her boyfriend Casey Callender and their household of loving animals.

  • Daisy is a domestic short-haired calico. She acts as the boss of the house and isn’t shy of vocalizing her sassiness.
  • Lily is a domestic short-haired Siamese who is shy and quite the snuggle bug; her favorite treat is a little catnip of course!
  • Diesel is a mastiff-pit, he is a big ol’ teddy bear who loves to play, go camping and take a ride in the truck.
  • Mika is a border collie-pit,  of course with her energy she loves to play, swim, chase the squirrels, go camping and take a ride in the truck.
  • Rosco is a crested gecko

When Jen can find some free time you can find her outdoors as she loves to go kayaking, camping, fishing and concerts all while hanging out with her great friends! She is an avid fan of the Minnesota Vikings.

Through all of that, Jen also takes time to help out in her community of Somerset a few times a month. By getting together with some friends and cleaning up the Apple River of cans, bottles, glass, etc. to allow people to enjoy the true beauty of the river. Thanks Jen!

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  • "I have taken my pets (dogs) and cat for the last 12 years to Countryside. Everyone in the place shows concern and caring for my pets well being. They have proven to me over and over that they deserve my loyalty."
    David L. New Richmond, WI

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