Our Team


Dr. Francois Gauthier

Dr. Gauthier is the current owner of Countryside Animal Hospital. Dr. Gauthier graduated in 1999 from the University of Montreal with a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduation, he practiced for one year in Quebec before moving to Rhode Island to practice emergency and general medicine in the Providence area. After a few years, he moved to New Hampshire with his wife and pets, and has been practicing in southern New Hampshire for the last 14 years.

Dr. Gauthier truly believes in delivering the best possible care for his clients and their pets. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the New Hampshire Veterinary Medical Association (NHVMA). Dr. Gauthier shares his life with his wife Leigh, two cats, and their dog in Francestown. When not in the office, he can be found woodworking, fixing his old house, climbing, mountain biking, playing chess, or traveling.


Dr. Jim Herrmann

Dr. Herrmann joined the US Army out of high school as a way to seek adventure and save money for college. It seems he found that adventure during six years of active duty on the bomb squad! Upon his honorable discharge, he attended Colorado State University. Graduating in 1996 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, he left his native Colorado and settled in New Hampshire. Dr. Herrmann recognizes that every animal and every family has unique needs and goals. By striving to get to know his patients and their families from infancy through their golden years, he is better able to meet their individual needs. This life-long relationship reflects the bond he cherishes.

Dr. Herrmann has a peculiar love for scent hounds, which has manifested itself in sharing his life with two crazy coonhounds, Susie and Claire. Currently without a cat, he is constantly trying to convince his wife that they should bring another furry feline home.


Dr. Jennifer Wyatt.

Dr. Wyatt grew up in the Carolinas and obtained her undergraduate degree
from Duke University (Go Blue Devils!).  She then moved west where she
attended Colorado State University, graduating in 2002 with a doctorate
in veterinary medicine.  Immediately after graduation, she moved to
southern NH and has been practicing small animal medicine and surgery
ever since.

Dr. Wyatt and her husband live with 2 human kids, a rescued southern
mutt and a rescued NH cat.  In her spare time she loves to travel, read,
and drive the kids all over New England for their various activities.