Claire joined the VRH team in 2021. She graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2003 and spent several years in general practice in Australia and the United Kingdom before deciding to specialise. During her internship, she worked veterinary oncologists for the first time and realised that there are always options for animals with cancer, ranging from surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy to palliative or comfort care, and she decided that oncology was the career path for her. She moved to the United States in 2009 to undertake a residency in veterinary oncology at the University of Minnesota. She became board certified in 2013 and went on to undertake additional training in research. She has been on faculty at the University of Minnesota, University of Tennessee, and most recently was a senior lecturer and head of the U-Vet Small Animal Medicine and Oncology service the University of Melbourne.
She has authored multiple peer-reviewed journal articles and textbook chapters, presented her research at several international conferences, and has an ongoing interest in clinical research, having coordinated and participated in several clinical trials of new therapies in dogs and cats with cancer.
Claire is passionate about providing excellent care to all animals with cancer, and their owners, with a focus on maintaining the best quality of life possible for her patients.