Dr. Meaghan Gilhooly is a native Oregonian and a graduate of both Oregon State University and Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. After veterinary school, she completed an internship in large animal medicine and surgery at Texas A&M University. She began her career as an equine practitioner in Lafayette, Louisiana at a practice focused on sports medicine, reproduction and surgery. After two years as an associate veterinarian, she transitioned to a partner doctor and helped to manage an eight-doctor practice at two different locations. After the birth of her twins in 2012, Dr. Gilhooly and her husband moved back to Oregon to be closer to family. After a year of working as an ambulatory equine veterinarian, she transitioned to small animal medicine and began working for Banfield Pet Hospital in 2014. In 2018, she transitioned again to a position at Central Team Support. Currently, Dr. Gilhooly serves as a strategic liaison between the Veterinary Affairs Team and the field. She is passionate about the associate experience and ensuring that the medical initiatives that are implemented in the field support high-quality patient care.
Dr. Gilhooly enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband James and children Jackson and Audrey. She loves long-distance running and completed Hood to Coast with her Banfield team last year. Her family owns a hobby farm that is home to two chunky ponies, three chickens, two goats, two guinea pigs, three dogs and two cats. Life is busy but they would not have it any other way.