Claire is a qualified registered veterinary nurse who joined the PVH team in 2015. She received her qualification from UCD in 2006 and later added to this with a certificate in veterinary nursing of exotic species from Girling & Frazer in Edinburgh. She is also a certified Royal Canin Pet Health Counsellor and an IWRC wildlife rehabilitator. Claire has over 14 years experience as a veterinary nurse. She has worked predominantly in small animal and exotic practices with some time worked in a mixed practice. Over the years Claire has worked in an exotic specialist, UCD small animal surgery, the Dublin Animal Emergency Clinic and as a locum in Dogs Trust and The Irish Blue Cross. She also spent time working for Royal Canin and was a branch manager and welfare advisor for a large chain of pet stores
Professionally Claire’s passions are exotic pets and pet nutrition. At PVH Claire really enjoys dealing with our feline patients and has a soft spot for bully and giant breed dogs. In her free time she enjoys walking with her dog and yoga. Claire currently has 3 pets, a deaf cat named”Looshkin”,a great dane puppy named “Penny” and a carpet python named “Nudge”.