When Karen and I moved to Novato ten years ago, we needed to find a vet for
our two cats and retired guide dog, "Linnie".
At the time my guide was "Roselle",
the now famous hero dog who worked with me to escape Tower One of
the World Trade Center when terrorists attacked the complex on 9-11, 2001.
Our friends unanimously recommended The Country Vet as their first choice.
All our fur family members have found a GREAT set of docs and a wonderful
supporting staff at The Country Vet. During the past ten years we have seen
our friends at The Country Vet care for Linnie, my retired guide who passed
on July 4, 2002, Roselle who passed in June of 2011, "Fantasia" our retired
Guide Dog breeder, "Africa" my current guide dog, and our cats who moved with
us from New Jersey and grew old gracefully under the care of Dr. Jim and Dr.
Karen and I have only the highest praise for everyone at The Country Vet.
Your pets will get the best care and you will receive the most important
thing a veterinarian can offer, the best knowledge and service available.
Michael Hingson, Novato
When Dr. Jim examined
"Joker", he had a large
mast cell tumor, pancreatitis, a skin infection, lethargy,
irritability, and a
Today, he is better than he ever has been.
amazing energy, looks bright, sleeps well, enjoys his long
walks, and is a
Our experience has proven to us that getting
your pet checked when you find a lump or other abnormality
is critical and that time is not on your side.
and hope or delay -- but rather, act.
We also realize and
whole-heartedly value the difference between a vet who
heals and a vet who simply treats.
At The Country Vet, we
have a healer in Dr. Jim Codington. This difference has
allowed Joker to continue his life path with us beside
and with Dr. Jim at the medical helm.
We feel incredibly blessed to be
under the care of Dr. Jim and his amazing team of med
techs and support staff.
Without the amazing efforts of the entire staff
at The Country Vet, he would most likely not be with us
hearts are full of gratitude and joy.
Kristi, Corte Madera
I've been a client at the Country Vet for over 15 years
spanning the lives of six pets.
I've seen all of their vets at
one time or another and have received nothing less than the
From new puppy visits to end of life decisions,
there is no one that I trust more than the Country Vet.
My name is Yogi (I'm a Pug) and my sister
is "Savanna" (an English Mastiff.) We have been coming to the
since we were puppies. I am almost 9 years
Dr. Kelley takes very good care of us. Savanna
LOVES coming to see "her" Dr.
Kelley who she out weighs by a ton!
She trusts Dr. Kelley and lets her do anything she
needs to do to make her better and boy she has needed lots
of TLC this year.
Most dogs fear going to the vet, but
FOUR PAWS UP for The Country Vet and especially to "our" Dr. Kelley.
Lots of Licks.
Yogi & Savanna, Marin
Jim is the only vet I know who comes close to being like James Herriot.
His compassion and use of alternative therapy treatments is amazing. I
believe my dog, Fresnel,
would not be alive today if it weren't for
Dr. Jim and the friendly, family-oriented staff at The Country Vet. I
highly recommend them."
Kandi McCann, Marin
Dr. Coddington (and the other doctors
here) have been my Veterinarians for over 10 years. I could
go on and on as to why they are so amazing. However, I will
just say that as long as they are in business, my pets will
only receive their care at The Country Vet.
Jennifer T., Marin
I have been using The Country Vet for
over thirty years. I started with Dr. Codington when he
was a mobile vet and we had two horses, two dogs, and two
cats, and even though we are now down to two dogs,
have use them as our vet. Jim has always been very
compassionate with all my animals and I have always trusted
him to give them the best medical care possible. I
especially like that he uses alternative medicines, when
appropriate, which really helps my older dog. His entire
staff is friendly, courteous and helpful and I enjoy
working with all the vets in the office. Jim has an
exceptional veterinary staff that is also very compassionate
with the animals. Over the years I have had numerous dogs
and have always felt that The Country Vet has given me the
best vet care possible. What impresses me the most, is how
much the entire staff cares about not only their patients,
but their clients as well. I welcome recommending them to friends because I know they will feel the
same as I do about the care they will get for their
animals. On a scale of 1 to 10, The Country Vet gets a 10
from me (and Sedona & Fantine, too)!
Louise W., Novato
I wish everyone could have a vet like Dr. Jim (Codington).
a perfect blend of Eastern (Chinese Medicine, Homeopathy,
Acupuncture) and Western medicine to help animals.
Dr. Jim has been
instrumental in keeping my spaniel mix, Chelsea alive after her
diagnosis with terminal cancer.
Each time we visit, he is honest,
kind, supportive and sensitive.
Dr. Jim is extremely proactive in
his treatments for cancer.
I will forever be grateful that he has
given my dog extra time and quality of life.
His staff is excellent
- always courteous, helpful and ready to go the extra mile for
Chelsea and me.
My mom, who lives in Southern California was able
to finally get help for her Turkish Angora cat who had respiratory
Other vets in her area were unable to diagnose the
After a 40 minute phone conference with Dr. Jim, my mom
had a plan, which worked and now her cat is breathing normally.
recommend this practice wholeheartedly!
Wendy J., Sausalito