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Dr. Claire Garden developed her love for animals growing up on a farm on the southern Australian coast. Her family farm housed pigs to goats and even two pet emus. Her veterinary career started early, working at the local veterinary clinic as a kennel-hand at age 15. Dr. Garden began a Bachelor of Science (Zoology) at the University of Melbourne and worked as a veterinary assistant until transferring into a veterinary medicine. In 2011, Dr. Garden graduated from the University of Melbourne Veterinary School with first class honors. She started work at a mixed practice where she worked with domestic and farm animals including rabbits, chickens, the occasional wombat and kangaroo. Dr. Garden moved from Australia to Oregon with her husband (a native Oregonian) in 2018 and joined Mt. Hood Pet Medical. She particularly enjoys practicing internal medicine, ultrasound and loves everything feline. When not in the clinic Dr. Garden loves to paint, garden, enjoys spending time exploring Oregon’s natural beauty and culinary offerings. Dr. Garden looks forward to meeting you and your pets soon.