Founded by Dr. Jane Boston, CountryChase Veterinary opened its doors in Westchase in early 1998. Our exponential growth over the next seven years led to our move in 2005 to our state-of-the-art, 5,000-square-foot freestanding facility which includes preserved wetlands.
Our carefully-designed clinic provides clients and their pets with the most comfortable environment possible for medical care. Separate dog and cat waiting areas cut down on pre-exam stress, natural light banishes that ‘hospital’ feeling and materials and colors from nature throughout create a soothing atmosphere.
The philosophy at CountryChase is simple: we strive to practice ‘good medicine’ at all times. What does this mean? For us, the cornerstone of good medicine is the belief that nutrition and exercise hold the keys to good health and the physical exam is the most important element of your pet’s continued well-being. Taking a detailed history as well as observing and examining your pet are the some of the most powerful tools our doctors have in the detection of medical problems. With modern medicine, we can add bloodwork and fluid testing, chemical and microscopic evaluation of urine, etc. to our toolbox.
Vaccines, which have long been a staple of the veterinary visit, are starting to take a back seat to the physical exam in importance. The latest developments in vaccine science have shown us that veterinary practices need new vaccine protocols, tailored to the lifestyle of your pet. While necessary for the prevention of disease, they are not needed with the regularity that was once thought.
Another area of emphasis in our practice is pain management. We know that pets don’t always show pain overtly and we feel it is our duty to keep our animal companions as pain-free as possible, whether its pre-and post-surgically, post-traumatically or chronic pain. We will offer and recommend not only pharmaceuticals but laser therapy, acupuncture, support products and Chinese herbal formulas from our certified acupuncturist, to help keep your pet pain free.
Finally, our motto says it all: We take the time. Our doctors will always perform a thorough examination of your pet and will answer any questions you have about your pet’s health.
Dr. Richard Borecky, DVM
Dr. Richard Borecky is a 2003 graduate of Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to attending veterinary school, he was a paramedic in Georgia. Upon graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Borecky completed an internship at Peterson and Smith Equine Hospital in Ocala, Florida and went on to work with one of the largest thoroughbred racetrack practices in the United States, Teigland, Franklin and Brokken, DVM’s in south Florida.
In 2005, he began practicing small animal medicine holding positions in general medicine, emergency/critical care and hospital leadership. In 2011, his love of emergency/critical care medicine took him to The Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center in Richmond, Virginia, which was named AAHA Referral Hospital Of The Year during his tenure. Upon his return to Florida, Dr. Borecky continued building his skills in medicine and surgery, working with practitioners and specialists at several Tampa Bay area hospitals.
Dr. Borecky believes in the power of the human-animal bond and practices veterinary medicine with compassion and a strong emphasis on client education. He is a sportsman, a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and enjoys spending time with his wife, Liz, and their Patterdale Terriers, Liberty and Logan.
Dr. Maria Ierace, DVM, DACVD
Dr. Maria Ierace received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Missouri in 2014. She went on to complete a twelve-month internship in small animal medicine followed by a three-year residency in dermatology. In 2019, Dr. Ierace became board certified as a veterinary dermatologist.
Dr. Ierace’s special interests include allergies, ear diseases, and immune-mediated skin diseases. She is very passionate about preventative medicine and pet parent education, especially when it comes to allergies! Dr. Ierace always strives to improve the quality of life for her patients who suffer from skin and ear diseases. Outside of dermatology, Dr. Ierace still enjoys being a primary care provider with both well-care visits in addition to diagnosing and treating sick dogs and cats.
When not at the office, Dr. Ierace enjoys spending time with her husband, Dimitri, and their three amazing dogs, Watson, Taz, and Artie. She loves horseback riding, traveling, and kickboxing. Dr. Ierace is committed to providing the highest quality of patient care for every patient and can’t wait to meet you!
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12501 West Linebaugh Ave
Tampa, FL 33626
Tampa, FL 33626
Hours of Operation:
Monday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 9am - 2:00pm