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.

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!

Emily

Technologist Assistant

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

Technologist Assistant

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.

Matt

Technologist Assistant

Matt is currently an undergraduate at MRU studying chemistry with hopes of pursuing an occupation in
computational chemistry. He has always harbored a soft spot for animals, especially growing up.
Growing up my family had the pleasure of taking care of a bird, fish, and a dog. In his words, “I now get
to help take care of our family’s new member Benji! Working at the DSPC is amazing. Everyone that
works here is so understanding and intelligible. The same goes with our clients! I can’t wait to see many
new faces and paws in the future.”

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