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!

We are currently seeking a part-time veterinarian!
We have digital radiology including dental, in house Abaxis diagnostics. Benefits include a competitive salary, paid vacation, generous discounts and professional growth potential. Experience preferred; excellent mentorship provided to new graduates who will be selected based on exceptional qualities. You are client and service oriented, have skills in evidence-based medicine, dentistry and surgery with empathetic communication skills. Time management and decision-making skills, with computer and typing proficiency are essential. You must have a current licence with the ABVMA to qualify for this position. If this position sounds like you, then please forward your cover letter and resume directly to Mandi at: maclal@shaw.ca.

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.

Natasha

Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

Please help us congratulate Natasha as she starts another journey this year. Natasha has been accepted into complete her fast-track BNRN from the University of Calgary! Natasha will still be with us on the weekends.

From a very early age, Natasha has always had a love and passion for animals. Having been fortunate to have grown up with pets,
Natasha always knew she wanted to work with animals and provide them with the love and care that they need and deserve.

Born and raised in Montreal, Natasha completed her BSc degree in Applied Animal Biology at the University of British Columbia in 2016 and then went on to receive her
Animal Health Technology diploma from the University of Guelph in 2018.  With a strong interest in exotics, Natasha completed her practicum at the Toronto Zoo.
Shortly after graduation, she proudly joined the DSPC team and is committed to providing exceptional care and support to our patients and clients.
Natasha believes exceptional care is not just limited to quality veterinary medicine, but lots of kisses and cuddles for the patients too!

Natasha has a strong interest in dentistry and loves cleaning teeth. When not at work, Natasha enjoys volunteering at exotic and companion animal rehabilitation organisations,
traveling, reading and enjoying the outdoors.

Dr. Erika Brandson grew up on a farm in Manitoba, which is where her love of animals began. From farm dogs, to cats, horses, guinea pigs, and rabbits,
she developed a passion to care for every creature great and small. Throughout her education she also developed an interest in science and medicine.
To her, the obvious combination of these two pursuits was a career in veterinary medicine.

After moving to Calgary, she completed a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and then her DVM, from the University of Calgary, graduating in 2019.
During her bachelor’s degree and between its completion and veterinary school, she worked at a small animal practice to further her experience in the veterinary field.
In the final year of her veterinary degree, she had many hands-on learning opportunities such as training in internal medicine, emergency medicine, dermatology,
rural mixed animal practice, small animal practice, as well as researching public and animal health concerns in Tanzania.

When she isn’t caring for animals, her hobbies include camping, hiking, and skiing. She currently has one cat, Toothless, who runs the house.
She is looking forward to welcoming more 4 legged friends into her home in the future!

Dr. Brandson is excited to start at Douglas Square Pet Clinic this May! She believes in offering the highest standard of medicine possible for each individual situation.
Communication and a shared understanding with clients, their pets, and the bond they share are key to making diagnostic and treatment plans that work for everyone.
She is interested in internal medicine and dermatology but is excited to grow her experience and knowledge as she becomes a part of the community of the Douglas Square Pet Clinic.

Michelle

RVT Assistant & Receptionist

Michelle joined the DSPC team recently after a change in her career path. She has degrees in Biology and Applied Interior Design,
however is following her passion for animal care. Over several years Michelle has been donating her time to animals in need through local rescue organizations.
She has always had a small zoo in her home, fish, birds, hamsters, cats, dogs, guinea pigs, and several foster animals.

Michelle is looking forward to building relationships with clients and their animals, and offering the best possible care and support alongside the rest of the team at the clinic.

Ariana

Registered Veterinary Technologist

Ariana has 7 years of exceptional experience as a registered veterinary technologist, resulting in being
honoured the prestigious award of 2018 RVT Of The Year by the ABVMA! She graduated from Cedar
Valley College, and since then has worked in emergency medicine, general practice, emergency
response for natural disasters and most notably shelter medicine. Ariana started volunteering in
veterinary hospitals at a very young age, having a love for medicine and animals, she combined her
passions and advanced her education in Veterinary Medicine. Her key interests are in shelter medicine,
infectious disease, anesthesia and exotics. Ariana feels blessed to have had such a wonderful and
diverse background in Veterinary Medicine.
Ariana has volunteered her time and skills with many rescue organizations for over 10 years. She has
dedicated her time and home to hundreds of foster animals over the years requiring specialized medical
care. She shares her home with many of these animals both now adopted and fosters. She lives with her
fiancé and her two sons and are expecting a third baby later this year.

Alicia

RVT Assistant & Receptionist

Alicia joined our team at Douglas square Pet Clinic to pursue a path surrounded by animals that hold a
special place in her heart. Alicia believes that her retail experience and love for animals will support an
easy adjustment into the veterinary receptionist role and future positions within this clinic.
Alicia has a 4 year old miniature dachshund princess named Missy.
Alicia is excited to start her career in veterinary medicine and would like to pursue studies to become a
veterinarian technician. When not at work Alicia spends her time walking dogs and socializing with
friends.

Kira

RVT Assistant & Office Manager

Kira is currently on Maternity Leave and expected to return in April 2021!

Growing up on a large standardbred racing and breeding farm and showing competitively in hunter/jumpers Kira always knew she wanted a career surrounded by animals.
Kira has never lived without a canine, feline or equine friend, sometimes all three at the same time! After taking a long few gap years after high school and starting her family,
Kira finally went back to school to become an RVT Assistant. Shortly after volunteering she joined the team at Douglas Square Pet Clinic and she couldn’t be happier with her decision!
Kira says that everyone at DSPC are all very enthusiastic pet lovers and she is beyond excited to be a part of the team!

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