Claire graduated with honours from the Royal Veterinary College in 2007. She then spent eight hugely varied and rewarding years in small animal practice in Lincolnshire. During this time Claire enjoyed seeing a whole range of patients and conditions. She gained insight into the deep bond between owners and their companions, in particular how best to manage end-of-life care and promote good quality of life for her patients. Inspiration from her patients and further study led Claire’s interests in oncology and comparative medicine to grow.
In 2016 she began an internship at Edinburgh University in small animal oncology. Following successful completion of her internship, she went on to complete a three year residency in small animal oncology. During this time, she was a key member of a very busy world-renowned oncology department treating patients in all fields of oncology with an emphasis on medical and radiation oncology patients.
Claire has two dogs and two cats at home, which keep her busy and give her a huge amount of joy! She loves being in the outdoors, running with her dogs and rock climbing. She also has a keen interest in architecture and interior design, having renovated several period properties in her time!