Claire grew up in Cheshire before moving to London to study at the Royal Veterinary College. On graduating in 2010, Claire spent time at a charity clinic in South Africa before returning to the UK to take up a position in a mixed practice in the Cotswolds. After enjoying over ten years seeing all manner of creatures great and small, Claire moved to a small animal practice in Gloucestershire and now splits her days between running a fully kitted out mobile consulting van and consulting or operating in the clinic. Claire lives with her husband, young daughter and rescue cat, Nigel, and in her spare time enjoys photography, baking and playing hockey.
Latest articles by Claire Turner
Case story - Bad eye in a Boxer dog
Moose was a pretty sorry sight when he ambled through the waiting room door with his owner Mr Brown. His left eye was held tightly closed and a watery discharge matted the whole of the left side of his face. When he trie…
June 2, 2023
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Why are we still seeing dog attacks on children?
Dogs and children can be a match made in heaven. Growing up with a dog can provide an idyllic childhood and a companion for many years. Dogs provide love, affection, support and a reason to exercise. But sadly, sometimes…
May 21, 2023
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Why do cats hump?
It’s a familiar but embarrassing situation that many dog owners have found themselves in. They stop to talk to a neighbour in the street, it’s a particularly busy school run, or Nan pops over for a cup of tea and suddenl…
May 20, 2023
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Why is my cat afraid all the time?
Terrified toms and quivering queens – cats aren’t known for their bravery. The phrase ‘scaredy cat’ does have some basis in truth and although it doesn’t apply to every feline; certainly the majority will spend at least…
April 25, 2023
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Bob’s story – straining to wee
It was a cold, snowy evening when Mrs Taylor brought Bob in to see vet Joanne. The weather had been awful all week and Bob had spent most of his time gazing longingly out of the window at the ever-falling flakes. He didn…
April 20, 2023
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How to check whether a pet rescue is genuine
We all love the idea of rescuing an animal; being able to take on a dog or cat that has come from a bad background, a cruel start in life, and give them a loving and safe home. Being the one to turn their life around, al…
April 9, 2023
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