Call Us Today

Call us at 334-749-1212 to take advantage of our current offers.

Welcome to Countryside Veterinary Clinic,
your veterinarian in Opelika.
Call us today at 334-749-1212 !

Looking for a new friend? Have you lost a pet?        
visit our page on PetFinder to either help locate a missing pet or to give a loving home to a new pet. Go to PetFinder for more information

Also check out our favorite local rescues if looking to add to your family!


COVID Response Statement 3-18-2020

We wanted to let all our clients know that we are planning to stay open and continue to service your pet’s needs. If you have symptoms of illness we are asking you to delay elective procedures like vaccinations until you are feeling better. If you are sick and your pet is sick, please call us and we will make every effort to accommodate you and plan ahead for a safe visit. We are implementing changes to promote social distancing and protect the safety of you and our employees. When you call to schedule an appointment or refill medication, we will inform you of any new procedures in place. Thank you for continued support of our clinic during these trying times!


Opelika veterinarian, Dr. Laura Rider at Countryside Veterinary Clinic is one of the best veterinarians in the Opelika area and is committed to your pet's health and well being. Countryside Veterinary Clinic excels in pet care and the science of veterinary medicine.

Dr. Laura Rider and the staff at Countryside Veterinary Clinic have provided Opelika compassionate veterinary care and pet services year after year, making us the animal clinic of choice for pet owners in and around the Opelika community.

Countryside Veterinary Clinic is a full-service animal hospital whose mission is to provide the highest standard   of veterinary care for pets. We genuinely care about your pets and all animals! Our staff is passionate about veterinary medicine and are extremely well trained. We strive to provide professional, affordable, and advanced veterinary services. At Countryside Veterinary Clinic, you will walk into a calm, welcoming, and friendly environment every visit, so that the experience is as comfortable as possible for you and your pet.

Countryside Veterinary Clinic offers the Opelika community vet care as well as medical, surgical, and dental services. We also have an in-house pharmacy with access to specialists, making our veterinary facility a one stop shop for your pet's health and medical needs. 

Remember, at Countryside Veterinary Clinic, your pets are our family!

Dr. Laura Rider
Opelika Veterinarian | Countryside Veterinary Clinic | 334-749-1212

1304 McCoy St
Opelika, AL 36801

Request an Appointment Download the PetDesk App

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule


7:30 AM - 6:00 PM


7:30 AM - 6:00 PM


7:30 AM - 6:00 PM


7:30 AM - 6:00 PM


7:30 AM - 6:00 PM


8:00 AM - 12:00 PM



Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • About Us

    Countryside Veterinary Clinic would like to take this opportunity to welcome you, your family, and your special family member to our website. As you continue to browse and explore our website, it is our hope that you will learn more about our dedication to your family and the quality veterinary medicine and service we provide.

    Read More


Veterinary Topics


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "I am so grateful to have a doctor and staff who goes above and beyond for my babies. The love, care, and concern for my babies are beyond appreciated. During and after hours, the doctor and staff take the time to check in on them when sick, just to see if I need anything. What a true blessing they are to have for my Roxie and Lola."
    Charlie Parker B.

Featured Articles

Read about interesting topics

    Preparing for Your Kitten’s Developmental Milestones

    Need to hone in on your kitten knowledge? Check out the milestones your new pet will reach during its first year. ...

    Read More

    What Is Ataxia in Dogs?

    Could balance or gait issues mean your dog has ataxia? ...

    Read More


    If you’re thinking of getting a pet fish, you should know that your veterinarian has a lot of good advice about pet ownership. Fish can be very rewarding as pets, and you just may be surprised about how much fish actually interact with their owners. Here’s more valuable information about choosing ...

    Read More

    Caring for Senior Cats

    Thanks to advancements in veterinary care, today’s cats can live well into their teen years. It is not uncommon for cats to live to be 18 or even older. However, in order for cats to live a long full life, they need proactive veterinary care to stay healthy. As cats age, they are at greater risk for ...

    Read More

    Feline Stomatitis: Treatments

    Cats rarely display their pain, but cats with feline stomatitis are often the exception. If your cat appears to have mouth pain, is reluctant to eat, doesn't want to groom, is drooling, and doesn't want you to open its mouth, it may be suffering from this debilitating, degenerative oral condition, and ...

    Read More

    Feline Leukemia Virus: What You Need to Know

    Feline leukemia (FeLV) is a virus that weakens your cat's immune system. Unfortunately, when the immune system does not function properly, your cat may be more likely to develop other diseases, such as cancer and blood disorders. How Cats Contract Feline Leukemia Cats get feline leukemia from other cats. ...

    Read More

    Family Cats and Pregnant Women: Take Measures to Prevent Toxoplasmosis Infection

    Nothing must spoil the joys of becoming a new parent. Not even your pets. But family cats with normal, every day habits can pose a risk to expectant women. Women's immune systems can be disturbed by a parasite carried in fecal matter. If you're the primary caretaker of your family's feline friend it ...

    Read More

    Create an Environment Your Cat Will Love

    The Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery confirms that feline emotional wellbeing, behavior and physical health are a result of how comfortable they are in their environment. Understanding how our cats interact with their environment can help us create a space for owners and cats to mutually thrive ...

    Read More

    Catnip: Why Cats Love It

    Few things stimulate a cat's pleasure faster than catnip. Exposure to this simple herb can reveal a new side to their feline personality. Many cats will go crazy at the smell of this plant. Catnip has a reputation of being a feline drug and many cat owners wonder if it is safe to give it to their pet. ...

    Read More


    Zoonosis refers to diseases that can be transmitted to humans from animals. In particular, they occur when an infected animal passes on bacteria, parasites, fungi or viruses to humans through scratches, saliva, feces and urine. Vectors (e.g., organisms like fleas and ticks) can also carry zoonotic diseases ...

    Read More

Newsletter Signup

Sign up for more articles