Dr. Richard Geary established Countryside Veterinary Clinic in 1997 to serve St. Anthony and the surrounding areas with his expertise in reproduction and large animal medicine.  In later years, he expanded his practice to include small animals and exotic animals to better serve the community.

Today, we pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and capacity to attend to a multitude of animals, farms, and clients near and far.  To better assist our clients, we can often make same day appointments, accept emergencies after hours, and make scheduled farm calls.  Please explore the link “Our Services” to see what we can offer you.

At Countryside Veterinary Clinic, we enjoy getting to know our clients.  Please visit “Meet our Staff” to know more about us outside of the clinic.  Pictures of our facilities are also available under the “Virtual Tour” link.

We also offer a free website membership which allows you to receive email newsletters regarding your animal’s health.  As a member of our website, you will be the first to receive special offers and notice of special events within our clinic.  Please sign up under “Website Membership.”

Meet Our Team

Richard Geary DVM, MS – Veterinarian

Dr. Geary grew up in the Burley, Idaho area. He attended Brigham Young University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics and his Master of Science degree in Reproductive Physiology. He then attended Washington State University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Science and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. As a PhD candidate at Washington State University, Dr. Geary became an author of several published articles of Theriogenology.

Dr. Geary has 35 years experience as a veterinarian and practice owner serving the Southeast Idaho community since 1997. Along with his extensive experience and knowledge, he is one of two veterinarians in the state certified to do embryo transfer and shipment domestically and internationally.

Thomas Geary DVM – Veterinarian

Dr. Thomas grew up in Saint Anthony, Idaho and graduated from North Fremont High School in 2007. Following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served as a Hospital Corpsman for 6 years at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland and 2 nd Battalion 3 rd Marines in Kaneohe, Hawaii. After being honorably discharged, he served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Great Kentucky Louisville mission.

When he honorably returned from his mission, he moved to Rexburg, Idaho and completed a bachelor degree from Brigham Young University-Idaho in Animal Health and Veterinary Sciences in 2018. Dr. Thomas then moved to Melbourne Australia where he began veterinary school at the University of Melbourne. He completed two of the four years of veterinary school in the middle of a global pandemic, and when he returned home to visit, Australia was under lockdown and wouldn’t allow international students to return for an indefinite time. He then transferred to The Ohio State University where he completed his doctorate in veterinary medicine in 2023.

Dr. Thomas’s personal interests include basketball, paintball, scuba diving, traveling, college football, and horse racing.

Cindy – Office Manager

Cindy lived in various parts of California growing up. She majored in Office Education during high school and also while attending Ricks College (now Brigham Young University-Idaho) in Rexburg, Idaho. She moved to Idaho in 1997 and has enjoyed raising her children in this beautiful area. She now considers Idaho her home.

Cindy is Dr. Geary’s wife and they have nine children between the two of them. She feels blessed to work along side her husband and thinks they make a perfect team at home, work, and play. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, and vacationing anywhere warm! She also enjoys serving the wonderful people that come into the office.