Claire grew up not too far from Poughkeepsie in Cortlandt Manor. Claire had cats and rabbits growing up, and she currently has Jax, an American Bulldog/Pitbull mix that she rescued from Yonkers Animal Shelter. Claire has worked in veterinary medicine on and off for twenty years. Some of her favorite areas of the job include working with the bully breeds in the rooms with their owners, and assisting the doctors and technicians with surgical prep. Claire has started her associates degree to become a veterinary technician and plans to continue.