Meet Our Team

Your pet is in good hands with our team of professionals. Each of us brings a wealth of knowledge, kindness and compassion to Douglas Square!

Dr. Amanda Maclean

Veterinarian/ Owner

Ever since she was a young child Dr. Amanda Maclean wanted to be a veterinarian.  She grew up with, and cared for, many pets on a small hobby farm in Southern Alberta learning about animal behaviour, and the importance of patience and empathy.

Riding and showing horses started out as a passion at the age of 8 years old, and turned into a summer job during high school and through her undergraduate years at the University of Lethbridge.  The sport changed from western pleasure and trail riding, to starting colts, to jumping and eventing; but throughout the long hours of training and hard work involved in horsemanship, a human-animal bond and partnership was the common thread.

She completed a biochemistry Bachelor’s degree at the University of Lethbridge, then trained at the University of Saskatchewan and completed her DVM in 2007.
For the first year after graduating she worked at Lethbridge Animal Clinic in mostly feedlot medicine, but also expanding the small animal and equine portions of the practice.

Due to the limitations of rural practice and medicine, she moved on to an exclusively small-animal practice to further develop skills in surgery and more advanced medicine techniques at Highlands Pet Hospital.  Small animal practice allowed her to appreciate the love and devotion clients had for their furry and four-legged family members. Upon moving to Calgary, she worked as an emergency veterinarian at the CARE Centre.  She had an opportunity to learn from the best veterinary specialists and work with state of the art equipment, facility and staff.  The work environment was intense, and helped her develop the ability to communicate with staff and clients in sometimes very difficult situations.

At Douglas Square Pet Clinic, Dr. Maclean brings this experience and training into a practical, caring, and service-oriented environment. She believes in options for all pets and families. In her spare time she enjoys hiking and back packing, long distance running, and squash. One of her most proud moments was at the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in 2013. She currently shares her home with a long-haired little princess named Olive (feline), and looks forward to the time when she can devote time and attention to her next canine companion.

Kira

Office Manager

Kira’s role is more behind the scenes admin such as payroll, HR and management but you will often see her upfront helping and always trying to catch a cuddle with your furry friends!

Kira has a long history of many retail and customer service focused jobs, but they were always missing a little something . . . FUR!

Kira has never lived without a canine, feline or equine friend . . sometimes all 3 at the same time. Currently Kira has 3 cats and a dog at home along with 4 children! Never a dull moment . . .

Kira enjoys working, specifically with the amazing staff here at Douglas Square Pet Clinic and she is always looking forward to a fully booked day where she can help care for your pet’s needs.

Kira appreciates all the clients that put their trust into the team, and wants to reassure you that they are in excellent hands. Everyone from our receptionists to our vets hold themselves to a very high standard, and always provide the upmost level of care to your furry family members.

When Kira is not at work, she loves spending time with her own furry friends and soaking up the years with her 4 children. Frequenting the splash park in the summer and building snow forts in the backyard in the winter.

Dr. Averil Almeida has had a love for animals since she was very young. In school she discovered a passion and an aptitude for Biology so becoming a veterinary doctor was the next logical step.

Averil honed her passion for veterinary medicine by volunteering at a small animal clinic during weekends and vacations in high school and university. She graduated with a veterinary degree from the University of Nairobi. She worked for a year in Kenya  with companion animals, exotics and ostriches too.

Averil relocated to Canada where she continued to work on companion animals. Her interests are in orthopaedics and during her free time she enjoys hiking, cycling and reading

Emma

RVT Assistant

Emma could not be happier to be a new member of the Douglas Square Pet Clinic team. She grew up on the west coast of British Columbia with numerous furry companions. Growing up, Emma loved reading and learning about animals and animal husbandry. And at the age of 4, she decided she would become a veterinarian and she has not changed her mind since.
In May of 2020 Emma completed her Bachelor’s of Science in Applied Animal Biology with Honours at the University of British Columbia. In her degree Emma focused much of her studies on animal welfare and ethics. She represented UBC at the AVMA Animal Welfare Judging Competition in 2018 and wrote an undergraduate thesis on pain related behaviours in horses following castration.
It should come as no surprise that Emma is interested in all facets of veterinary medicine but she is also concerned with keeping patients calm and safe during their visits to the clinic. It is her goal to make sure that each patient receives the same care and consideration she would show her own furry family members.
Emma lives in Calgary with her fiancé and their many fur-babies or “mini-zoo” as her mom calls them. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, knitting, baking and hiking. Emma hopes to one day attend the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program at the University of Calgary.

Taylore

RVT Assistant & Receptionist

Taylore joined our team at Douglas Square Pet Clinic to pursue a path surrounded by animals that hold a special place in her heart. Taylore believes that her customer experience and love for animals will support an easy adjustment into the veterinary receptionist / tech assistant role and future positions within this clinic.
Taylore has a 6 year old Norwegian Forest Cat named Zazu.
Taylore is excited to start her career in veterinary medicine and would like to pursue studies to become a veterinarian technician. When not at work Taylore spends her time hiking, taking Zazu for walks and socializing with friends.

Emily

RVT Assistant & Receptionist

Emily joined the Douglas Square team shortly after completing many hours at the clinic as a volunteer. She believes that her love and passion for animals of all types, big and small makes veterinary medicine the right path for her. Emily has three furry friends, a 12-year-old Maltese yorkie named Mini and 7-year-old shih tzu named Oscar, and finally a snowshoe cat names Psspss. Emily always knew that veterinary medicine was her chosen path and one day hopes to become a doctor of veterinarian medicine. She spends her free time volunteering at a farm where she tends to horse’s and cows and walking her dogs.

Kayla

RVT Assistant & Receptionist

Kayla is currently on Maternity Leave!

 

Kayla joined our team in August after welcoming her daughter to the world. As a RVT Assistant she
graduated top of her class and comes to us with lots of experience from her prior career in rescue
medicine. She is passionate about not just animals but ensuring they receive the best care possible. In
her spare time she is hanging out with her family and 5 fur babies.
In the future she plans to pursue further into the veterinary medicine world and become a RVT. She is
looking forward to meeting all of our clients and their companions.

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