Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, 1983 – Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
NC State University, 1979 – BS Zoology & Animal Science
Dr. MacDonald bought Hillsborough Veterinary Clinic on July 1, 1987 and moved to the Meadowlands location in July 1993. He enjoys surgery and interaction with his staff and clients.
Dr. Mac and his wife, Katy, are proud parents of daughter, Anna, their son Zack and wife Brittany. Phillip is the joyful first grandchild, who has quickly become known as “Little Mac”. The family also includes Weagle, their Chocolate Labrador and clinic regular, and their kids’ critters, Elli, Teak, Zep and Stella. In his spare time, he likes to garden, farm and ride his tractor.
Dr. Missy Purcell is a graduate of North Carolina State University. She is originally from Iowa but has resided in North Carolina since 2003. She started at Hillsborough Veterinary Clinic in the fall of 2003 as a receptionist/ assistant and was happy to come back as an associate veterinarian after graduating from North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010.
She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine. Her professional interests include pain management and preventive medicine, incorporating small animal acupuncture and laser therapy into treatment options. Dr. Purcell and her husband Michael are proud parents of three children, Owen, Sophie & Finn. Their family also includes three dogs: the senior statesman Mr. Fredrickson, Marlowe and Piper, all of “interesting” heritages, and three cats – Kris Kitten, Stuey and Emmett. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling when able.
Dr. Amy Houser
Dr. Amy Houser is 2003 graduate of North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to veterinary school, Dr. Houser earned a B.S. in Biology, M.S. in Genetics, and a M.P.H. at the other “Carolina” in Columbia. S.C. She worked as a human genetic counselor before returning to her first love, veterinary medicine. While living abroad in Italy with her husband, she volunteered at a specialty veterinary hospital outside of Milan. She discovered the human-animal bond was the same throughout the world.
Dr. Houser worked as an Associate Veterinarian in Raleigh before starting at Hillsborough Veterinary Clinic in 2007. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, but especially dermatology, orthopedics, and internal medicine. Dr. Houser considers getting to know her clients and their pets the most rewarding part of her day.
Dr. Houser and her husband, Geoff, are the proud parents of a son, Alex, and a daughter, Gianna. The newest addition to the family is Gustav, aka “Gus”, a one year old Weimaraner. In her spare time Dr. Houser enjoys swimming, kayaking, traveling, gardening, and spending time with her family.
Dr. Amanda Chapman
Dr. Chapman earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2015 from the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, after obtaining a master’s degree in biological sciences from Virginia Polytechnic and State University (2007) and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (2004). Prior to entering veterinary school, Dr. Chapman worked for nine years in the veterinary and animal care field. She joins us as an Associate Veterinarian after practicing in a small animal private clinic. Her professional interests include dermatology, surgery, low stress pet handling approaches and client education.
Our Technicians and Assistants
- Sue Johnson, RVT
- Nicole Reed
- Lori Blakley
- Kelcie Buchanan
- Christie Wilkins
- Judy Miller
- Cathy Hicks
- Kit Chappell
- Diane Riggsbee