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Clare Whellams


Clare Whellams - Head of Clinical Liaison and Support
Clare Whellams NCert (E&CC) NCert (Anaesth) A1 RVN Head of Clinical Liaison and Support

Clare is one of Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists’ founding team members, having joined the clinic at its inception in 2008, starting as one of the surgical nurses and was later promoted to Head Surgical Nurse.

She currently works as the centre’s Clinical Advisor, playing a vital bridging role between the clinical and administrative teams. She provides frontline communications for incoming emergencies and referral support, helping to ensure cases are dealt with efficiently and appropriately.

Clare’s extensive experience includes nursing roles in private and academic referral centres and at a Bristol referral hospital, where she gained invaluable knowledge of the fields of neurology, orthopaedics, MRI and CT scanning. Clare began her nursing career in general small animal practice and after qualifying she travelled around Australia, working in small and large animal practices.

Clare then acquired a wide range of experience as a locum nurse of veterinary clinics across the UK, holding nursing Certificates in Anaesthesia and Emergency & Critical Care. Clare is currently studying for the NCert in Medicine.