Graduate of Michigan State University 1982
Dr. Blinkilde (seen here with three of eight St. Bernard puppies he just delivered by C-Section) is happily married to his wife, Karin, of 36+ years and has two boys Nathan and Matthew. Dr. B. has worked at the clinic since 1982 and has been an owner/partner since 1984. Dr. B is as excited about veterinary medicine today as when he graduated. Dr. B. has a special interest in surgery of all kinds (especially orthopedics), English Bulldogs, reproductive medicine and surgery, and in talking with young people about animal care and veterinary medicine from first grade through high school. He especially enjoys the challenges that veterinary medicine brings. In his free time he enjoys playing with his dogs, Talisker and Espen, taking care of his cats (Anna, and Miska), woodworking, volunteering at church, and is currently Board Chair of the Greenville Area Community Foundation (http://www.gacfmi.org). He loves to travel with his wife and has had the pleasure of visiting many places all over the US and Canada with his family as well as having the privilege to travel to Scandinavia, Israel, Iceland, and Italy. Dr. B. especially enjoys the challenge of helping our clients as well as our four-legged friends with behavioral, medical, and surgical problems.
Dr. Steven Edwards
Graduate of Michigan State University 1988
Dr. Edwards was born in Detroit, Michigan and grew up in the suburbs. His decision to become a large animal veterinarian was mainly influenced by his experiences on his uncle’s farm. He graduated from Michigan Technological University with a Bachelor of Science and Wildlife Biology degree. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine and also completed the Dairy Health Management Certificate Program. Dr. Edwards started working at Town and Country in 1988 and became an owner/partner in 1991. His hobbies include golf, basketball, playing the guitar, fishing, turkey hunting, and bird-watching. His favorite meal is his wife’s spaghetti dinner. He lives in Greenville with his wife Ruthanne, and two children, Ben and Hannah. His family also includes two dogs, Becky and Chloe, two cats, Gumby and Phoebe, and three fish, Oliver, Patrick and Whiskers.
Dr. Karen Peterson
Received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Michigan State University and specializes in Farm Animal Medicine. She and her husband Ned have a boy named Kaden.
Dr. Maureen Austin
Graduate of Michigan State University 2004
Dr. Austin is originally from the Chicago area, but moved with her family to West Michigan during elementary school. She graduated from Rockford High School and then received a Bachelor of Science degree from Aquinas College.
Dr. Austin then attended Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, where she graduated in the top 5% of her class in 2004. Dr. Austin joined Town and Country Animal Clinic immediately following veterinary school. Like all the doctors at our clinic, she provides a full range of veterinary services, but is especially interested in ophthalmology, soft tissue surgery and the diagnosis and treatment of endocrine diseases. She is also passionate about animal welfare and advocacy. Outside of work, Dr. Austin enjoys reading, creative writing and any form of exercise, especially yoga. She and her husband have a home in Greenville, where they are raising 2 and 4 legged children.
Dr. Elena Scott
Graduate of Michigan State University 2003
Dr. Scott enjoys socializing with people and the quality of life of our clients and their pets. She likes the challenge of strengthening the human/animal bond and the relationship our profession has in maintaining that bond. She was born and raised in Lowell and graduated from MSU in 2002. Dr. Scott is married, has two sons and many pets, both large and small. She enjoys spending time with her family, horse-back riding and gardening.