Claire Bernard

Senior Nurse

Claire Bernard - Senior Nurse
Claire Bernard RVN, NCert (AnBeh) Senior Nurse

Claire joined the Ark team in 2002. She first started out on reception, but quickly discovered that she much preferred the nursing element of the job after gaining some experience as an auxiliary nurse. She completed her veterinary nurse training with us and qualified as an RVN in December 2015.

She is a clinical coach, which means that she is able to oversee nursing students and sign off their practical on-the-job training.

Her favourite place to be is theatre, where she enjoys monitoring anaesthetics and providing care to animals during recovery. She loves running behaviour and weight clinics, providing advice for owners who may be struggling at home with their pet's behavioural problems or weight issues. She also gained her nursing certificate in animal behaviour in 2020.

Claire has two little cats called Bert and Ernie who take up most of her time outside of work. She likes to relax by watching the latest blockbuster at the cinema, catching up on a good box set or streaming PlayStation games on YouTube.