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.

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.

Kira

RVT Assistant & Office Manager

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!

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.

Natasha

Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

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.

Ryley

Receptionist

Ryley first joined the Douglas Square Pet Clinic team as a volunteer in March 2017. She has always had an interest in animals as well as veterinary medicine.
Working at Douglas Square Pet Clinic has given her lots of experience and knowledge of the veterinary field.
Ryley is currently enrolled in her first year at Mount Royal University in the General Sciences program and she hopes to be accepted in the
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program in the next couple of years.

Ryley has always been around animals. Growing up she had multiple cats and hamsters and currently she has two dogs named Kaylee and Wylie.

Ryley is looking forward to gaining experience in the veterinary field as well as providing the best possible service to both clients and their pets.

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