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. 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.


Dr. Donna Hotz

Dr. Hotz was raised on the island of Martha's Vineyard. Her family lived on the conservation land and that is what began her appreciation and love for nature and animals. She then attended the University of Massachusetts and received her undergraduate degree in Zoology. After college, Dr. Hotz spent several years in research prior to earning her doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1994 from the University of Wisconsin. Besides a brief adventure spent studying primates in the jungles of Indonesia, Dr. Hotz has spent the rest of her career predominantly in general practice. She enjoys both internal medicine and soft tissue surgery.


Dr. Hotz lives with her daughter who will be heading to college in the fall and her mother who moved in a few years ago after her Dad passed away. She also shares her home with a rag tag group of well loved and now spoiled ex-strays and sad stories. She rescued Skippy, Orion and Ashes from Kitty Angels, Bolder the boxer, and last but not least, the little wild child of the group Oscard Wild the Yorkie Mix. She loves spending her free time with her daughter, hiking with her dogs, traveling, and gardening.


Dr. Michelle Powers

Dr. Powers is our MOVES veterinary surgery partner in the NH/MA region. She is available to perform advanced orthopedic and soft-tissue surgeries at Countryside Animal Hospital. Dr. Powers earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University in 1999, then spent the next several years completing multiple internships and conducting research at the PennHIP post-doctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her surgical residency and also served on the faculty at Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and earned board certification from the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) in 2008. in 2014, she earned board certification form the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rahabilitation (ACVSMR). She is also certified as a canine rehabilitation therapist (CCRT). Dr. Powers has a particular interest in orthopedics and soft tissue surgeries, including oncologic, cardio-thoracic, and reconstructive procedures. In her free time, Mich enjoys spending time hiking, kayaking, and participating in agility courses with her dogs Chibi, Fuchi, Pochi, and Taro.


Dr. Faith Buckley

Dr. Buckley is our MOVES veterinary internal medicine partner in the New Hampshire area, available to perform consultations and advanced internal medicine procedures at Countryside Animal Hospital. Dr. Faith Buckley received her undergraduate degree in biology from Boston University in 2003. After earning her doctorate in veterinary medicine from the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2009, she completed a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, MA. She then returned to Tufts for her residency in small animal internal medicine, completing the program in 2013.

Dr. Buckley enjoys all aspects of internal medicine and managing very complex medical cases. She has a strong interest in liver and gall bladder disease, kidney disease and immune-mediated conditions. Much of her research has been devoted to cats with liver disease and improving their clinical outcomes. She has experience with abdominal ultrasound, endoscopy, cystoscopy, bronchoscopy, rhinoscopy, feeding tube placements, and bone marrow procedures.