Claire qualified from the University of Edinburgh Veterinary College in 1997. She has worked in both large animal and small animal practices, as well as a stint working for DEFRA before and after the dreaded Foot & Mouth outbreak of 2001. Claire has returned to work following a career break whilst raising her young family. Her and husband Mark have two children Joseph and Lara. Claire works Monday and Wednesday mornings. In her spare time Claire is a keen runner, gardener and picker up-er after two kids, two dogs, two cats and a messy husband.