Dr. Nile McGhie grew up in a small fishing town in Downeast Maine where she developed her love of animal health at an early age. Through her family’s volunteer work with the local government to help injured and stranded marine mammals and other wildlife, Dr. Nile developed a passion for both animal medicine and community education. This led her to pursue a career as a veterinarian with an interest in a wide variety of species. Dr. Nile received her Bachelor of Science degree in animal and veterinary sciences from the University of Maine at Orono, and her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. She then relocated to Oregon in order to support her husband’s nursing career and explore the Pacific Northwest.
Dr. Nile’s primary medical interests include behavior, diagnostic imaging (x-rays and ultrasound), and feline health. She is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners, and both the local Rogue Valley Veterinary Medical Association and the national American Veterinary Medical Association. In her spare time, Dr. Nile volunteers with Sanctuary One to provide veterinary care for a variety of patients ranging from llamas and alpacas to chickens and rabbits. She is excited to start a backyard poultry service at Bear Creek Animal Clinic and is eager to learn more about backyard chickens.
When not caring for her patients, Dr. Nile spends as much time in the outdoors as possible. She enjoys hiking, camping, exploring new places, and is addicted to her bicycle. It is her goal to bike to work every day – regardless of the weather! Dr. Nile and her husband share their adventures with a cat named Möbius and a black lab/border collie mix named Mira.