Dr. Michael McDonald founded Bay Pines Veterinary Clinic in 1977. With a vision of providing excellent animal care in the area, he planted a seed in Harbor Springs that has grown into a veterinary practice employing 6 veterinarians and over 35 staff members. In 1997, he fulfilled a dream and built the new Harbor Springs hospital to provide the best facility possible to care for pets. Along the way, he and his partners established Lake Street Veterinary Clinic, an adjunct full service facility in Boyne City.
Dr. McDonald graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University in 1975. He chose Emmett County for the vast outdoor recreational opportunities. He still enjoys upland bird hunting with his English Setters. You might also find him with fly rod in hand, or on his bicycle or cross-country skis. Dr. McDonald has three grown children; Michael, Libby and Stewart. The daily challenges and rewards of veterinary practice still excite him as much as they did when he was a student.
Years in Practice: 43
Education: Michigan State