Dr. James E. Codington


Contact Information

Jim Codington, DVM
The Country Vet
511 Atherton Avenue
Novato, Ca 94945
(415) 897-8380


About Dr. Codington

Dr. Codington was born in a Colorado into an animal loving family with 3 other siblings. Everyone always knew he would become a veterinarian. During his time at UC Davis, he took a year off to study and work in the Amazon Rainforest. This experience sparked his interest in alternative approaches to medicine and enriched his life experience. After graduating from vet school in 1980, he moved to Novato with his wife and children to start his own practice. His personal interests encompass many other physical activities like hiking, climbing, mountain biking and photography. He enjoys challenging himself with intense experiences such as his successful completion of the EcoChallenge in 1996 and his most recent mountain climbing trek in Nepal. Currently, he is enrolled in an intensive, 3 year training series in shamanism and feels a holistic, broad minded and spiritual approach is as important to how he lives his life as it is to how he practices medicine.


Graduated UC Davis Vet School in 1980
Completed training in homeopathy with Pitcairn in 2000

About Our Practice

For the past twenty years The Country Vet has developed a facility that provides the most technically advanced tools for diagnosing and treating your pet's illnesses. For this new era, our approach is to optimize your pet's health by focusing on improved nutrition and excellent supplements. While we continue our vigilance towards healing your pets, we embrace the trend, as in humans, to prevent the disease before it occurs with the use of alternative approaches.

Business Hours: Monday and Tuesday 8:30 - 6:00, Wednesday 7:00 - 6:00, Thursday 8:30 - 8:00, Friday 7:00 - 6:00, Saturday 9:00 - 4:00

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