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Claire - Veterinary Surgeon


Position:  Veterinary Surgeon

Qualifications: BVMS PgC SAS GPCert (SAS) CertAVP PgCert VPS MRCVS

RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery

I qualified from the University of Glasgow in 2008. I gained a Postgraduate Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2023, after attaining the General Practitioner Certificate in Small Animal Surgery in 2022. I was awarded the RCVS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in 2021, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Veterinary Professional Studies in 2020. In 2023 I achieved RCVS Advanced Practitioner status in Small Animal Surgery.

Prior to joining Apex, I worked in a number of Small Animal Veterinary Hospitals in West Yorkshire. During that time, I developed a love of all things surgical working closely with European and RCVS Recognised Specialists in Small Animal Surgery. I also worked alongside experienced, referral vets in various disciplines including internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, cardiology, and dermatology and allowed me to gain vast experience in all areas of veterinary medicine and develop a passion for providing the highest level of care.

Having previously represented Scotland at International level as a gymnast, I am currently one of 3 women in the UK and around 10 women worldwide to hold the International (Brevet) Judge qualification for Men’s Artistic Gymnastics. I have judged for Team GB, and Team Scotland including at the Delhi 2010, Glasgow 2014, Gold Coast 2018, and Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, and was selected by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) to judge at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.

At home I have two cheeky cats, Rogue and Logan.

Professional Memberships:
– Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
– British Small Animal Veterinary Association
– British Veterinary Orthopaedic Association
– Association of Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgeons
– European Society of Veterinary Oncology

Clinical Interests:
– Soft Tissue Surgery
– Orthopaedic Surgery
– Surgical Oncology
– Pain Management
– Wound Management


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