Dr. Ryan Dunning was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. He graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology. He attended the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University, and graduated in May of 2006. The year following graduation, he completed a rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital in the Denver metropolitan area.
Countryside has been Dr. Dunning’s family veterinarian since 1987! He began working here at Countryside as a veterinary assistant in 1995 where his passion for veterinary medicine intensified. He began practicing as a veterinarian here at Countryside in August of 2007. In June 2009, he earned the title of medical director, a position that he continues to hold.
Outside of work, Dr. Dunning is an avid marathon runner. He also enjoys teaching pre veterinary students as an associate faculty member at Arizona State University. He and his wife Kelly now live in Gilbert with their daughters Ashlyn and Addison, Labrador “Hank” and cat “Pierre”.