Dr. Dunn is a native Floridian from Daytona Beach, Florida. He graduated from Florida State University with a BS in Biology in 1977, and received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida in 1981. Following graduation, he worked in a mixed animal practice in Monroe, NC before returning to Florida to work in a mixed animal practice in Belleview, FL. Dr. Dunn and his wife Diana started Countryside Animal Clinic in 1984 in the old Beverly Hills shopping plaza. The practice grew from its original 1,000 square foot leasehold to the current 4,000 square foot building 10 years later.
Dr. Dunn and Diana have three adult children who grew up with the clinic, as well as three grandchildren. They have one dog named Cleo, (a short haired black & tan dachshund), one cat (Chester), and Merlin, a South American Redfoot tortoise.
Dr. Dunn’s hobbies include fishing, reading, exercising, spending time with the family and “spoiling” his grandchildren. He has a multitude of fond clinic memories, but some of his favorites are helping animals with unusual problems, like the cow that was shot by a bow and arrow, retrieving a needle from a cat’s stomach non-surgically, reversing a cat in renal failure, helping a dog hit by lightning and treating a traveling circus elephant for pneumonia.
Dr. Dunn and Diana are most proud of and grateful for the exceptional team they have at Countryside. It is a truly unique and talented group of people who work well together as a team, who enjoy what they do, and who derive their greatest satisfaction from helping their clients pets live long and happy lives!