We are a modern and purpose-built clinic in the Olley’s Orange shopping complex at North Maclean. We have lots to offer our clients and patients – including state of the art equipment to care for your pets.
Our focus is to create an environment that nourishes our relationship with our clients and their pets. We strive to provide excellence in service and care for every patient that is tailored to their needs and the family’s needs. We are committed to creating an environment that nourishes our relationship with our staff, providing a healthy workplace that encourages continuous education and skill development.
With these goals in mind, we hope to deliver the best attention and care possible for your pets – because pets are family too!
Single use plastic and waste is a topic frequently seen in the news and social media. Large amounts of plastic waste are created by the medical and veterinary industry as a result of improvements in hygiene and sterility.
At North Maclean Family Vet, we are committed to reducing our contribution to waste, without compromising the care of our patients. In order to provide good hygiene, and avoid contamination and infection, some items must be single-use only and must be discarded. However, we aim to collect and recycle all soft plastics that are not biologically contaminated. We aim to reduce our paper use by focusing on email and text communications. We recycle food tins, bottles, uncontaminated hard plastics and cardboard.
If you have questions about our waste practices, come down and have chat with us!
Dr Erica Young BVSc
Owner & Veterinarian
Erica graduated from the University of Queensland in 2013. She grew up in the cold climate of New England, NSW, but has made sunny QLD her home since graduation. Since graduating, Erica has worked at a busy mixed animal practice in Jimboomba, and a busy small animal practice in Springfield. She has a keen interest in surgery and spends a lot of time outside of work studying from some of the best surgeons in South East Queensland. While surgery is her special interest, Erica loves all part of general practice. She strives to provide an ‘all-around’ approach to her work, and values being able to provide the best care for her patients in all circumstances.
During those rare, quiet moments at work, Erica likes to create colourful bandage art for our hospital patients. She draws inspiration from nature, photos, cartoons and comics. Keep an eye out for her next fabulous design! When Erica isn’t working or studying, she can often be found enjoying snuggles from her two cats, Hamish and Rory, and catching up on the latest sci-fi shows. You may also find her at the rifle range or at the gym working on her Aerial Silks performances.
Dr Kylie McDonald BVSc (Hons)
Owner & Veterinarian
Kylie graduated from the University of Queensland with honours in 2012. She has worked in busy small animal practices in South East Queensland where she built up a loyal client base. Kylie is passionate about complex anaesthesia cases, fluid therapy management, and the administrative side of veterinary work. Kylie grew up near Jimboomba, where her love of animals blossomed with pet cows, sheep, ducks, chickens, cats and dogs.
In her spare time, Kylie loves spending time with her young family, baking delicious treats, playing netball and making cards and invitations for her small hobby business. Kylie’s extended ‘fur family’ consists of ‘Ellie’ and ‘Jimmy’ (two Border Collie crosses) and ‘Tipsy’ and ‘Turvy’, two cheeky ginger rescue cats! She also keeps an unusual pet – Bee’s! – From which she often collects delicious, fresh honey!
Owner & Veterinary Nurse
Sally has been vet nursing since 2009. She has a Diploma in Wilderness Reserves and Wildlife as well as a Certificate IV in Vet Nursing. She grew up in Brisbane, and after graduating from the University of Queensland traveled overseas for a year, visiting multiple places over the world. These places included Africa, Europe and also living in Ireland for a short time. Sally’s love for Africa has sent her back multiple times and has turned her into a keen wildlife photographer.
Sally has a passion for neonatal care, surgical and emergency nursing. When Sally isn’t at work she loves spending time with her young family – she has 4-year old twins that keep her very busy! Sally’s extended family includes her cat that she rescued and hand raised, “Siren”.