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Gary Boston


Dr. Boston received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida in 1987, after also receiving his undergraduate degree in microbiology from UF. He and his wife Joyce met at UF and moved to Hickory upon graduation. Together they founded Countryside Pet Hospital in 1991. In addition to being Chief of Staff, Dr. Boston also serves as executive comedian. The staff enjoy hearing his humorous anecdotes and some of his stories have become staff favorites.

Dr. Boston typically treats dogs, cats, rabbits and other small mammals. 

The Bostons have a son, who is a student at Lenoir Rhyne University and a daughter and son in law who live in Tennessee, where she is a Physician Assistant.

In his free time, Dr. Boston enjoys hiking with his family including the "grand dogs."

He currently has a high maintenance West Highland Terrier, AJ, along with two cats, Boomerang and Belle.

Gary Boston