Dr McDougall has been working as a veterinarian since graduation from the University of Queensland in 1998. His career commenced with a year in Maleny followed by 2 and a half years at a large hospital in Sydney. The then travelled to England for 4 years working in a small animal practice in Essex.
Dan returned to Australia in 2005 where he commenced with Gympie Veterinary Services. He has been there ever since while also working for Pet ER (now known as Animal Emergency Service Tanawha). 10 years later he's still soldiering on at both locations.
In 2011 Dr McDougall passed his emergency and critical care membership examinations.