Claire started her career with animals studying countryside studies and working as an education ranger at a park farm in Wolverhampton. Leading school groups around the rare breed farm animals and teaching them how animals and the environment were looked after. She then moved to take on a role as a Trainee Veterinary Nurse and became a qualified two years later. She progressed to work as an RCVS nurse at PDSA Hospital in Wolverhampton for a number of years, then moving into education training Veterinary Nurses on the RCVS programme at Hartbury college in Gloucester. It was here that studied to become a qualified Teacher and NVQ assessor.
Once qualified she worked as an Animal Care NVQ Assessor and Lecturer at Walford and North Shropshire College for the next 15 years, where she gained a BSc (Hons) in Biology and a post-graduate certificate in the molecular biology of disease, as well as lecturing on animal management and animal nursing courses including Dog Grooming, Kennel and Cattery Management, Management of animal Collections, all aspects of Veterinary Nursing, Dog training, Farm animal management and many more.
She made the move to South Wales taking on a position with an animal pharmaceutical company training Veterinary Staff on the use of their Vaccines, Preventative medicines and antibiotics. This lead her to start a charitable company with a group of people where she designed and implemented an education programme, which is still running successfully today. The programme was designed to engage both school children and the local community with science using outdoor learning on the beach.
With this wealth of experience and knowledge, she moved to Haddon Training where she can share both her vast knowledge as well as fully understand how to balance learning on the job with education.