Clare graduated from Cambridge University Veterinary School in 2001, having spent her third year studying Biological Anthropology and completing a dissertation on ‘Deception and Cognitive Strategies in Monkeys and Apes’. Whilst working in mixed practice in the Welsh borders and then Warwickshire, Clare graduated from Southampton University in 2006 with a post graduate diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling. Clare runs a behaviour referral service in Warwickshire in addition to working regularly as a locum in general practice, providing CPD for vets and vet nurses and writing on behaviour topics. Clare's main interests are preventative behavioural medicine through education of the veterinary profession about puppy behavioural development and helping vets and nurses to interact with patients in the veterinary setting in a way which recognises and respects the emotional state of the animal. She also has a strong interest in the identification and appropriate management of underlying chronic pain in behavioural presentations.