Over 50 years ago Donald’s father, Jim Murray, and grandfather, Robert Stanniford, worked side by side to convert what were hen houses and a black smith forge into a veterinary surgery, waiting room and an office. These premises at 10 Dukes Road South in Mosgiel became known on the Taieri as JE Murray & Associates Veterinary Clinic.
In 1996 Donald returned from Australia with his wife, Margie and children. In 2004 the clinic renamed as Murrays Veterinary Clinic, where the process of planning and designing a purpose built veterinary clinic began. Following consultation with family members, who are also vets, the new clinic plans started to take shape.
Construction of the new clinic started in late 2010, with the demolition of the ' old barn' to make room for the 'new barn'. Although the exterior of the new barn went up quickly, the internal construction took several months due to unique nature of the internal requirements that was wanted within the practice, the building was finally completed in November 2011 and shifted into the building on 4th December 2011.
Some of the special features of the clinic include separate cat and dog wards; full operating theatre; preparation areas; dental area, consult rooms and a family room. The clinic has been designed for both animals and clients.