For as long as she can remember, Dr Madden has always wanted to be a veterinarian. She loves working closely with animals and finds it most fulfilling to participate in an animal's wellbeing.
Previous to entering the veterinary field, Claire completed a Bachelor of Science and Animal studies majoring in wildlife biology. She has also completed an honours research year studying the reproductive biology of the Short Beaked Echidna.
She then commenced her veterinary degree at the University of Queensland. While a student at university, Claire worked with the administration team at Underwood and Carrara, then transitioned to a nursing role until completing her university studies.
Upon graduation, Claire undertook a Small Animal Medicine and Surgery internship at Veterinary Specialist Services. When this completed, she commenced with AES as an Emergency Veterinarian while also working as a Wildlife Veterinarian in the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Hospital.
"I love working at AES, not only because it is a fantastic team to be a part of, but the work itself is rewarding, unpredictable, and there is never a dull moment.
"Dr Madden works closely with wildlife care groups offering veterinary advice and services around the clock to assist sick and injured wildlife. She is a Member of the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) and the Wildlife Diseases Association of Australasia (WDA).
In her downtime, Dr Madden loves travelling especially in south-east Asia. She has 'Lenny' a Wolfhound who was a rescue dog from the RSPCA. "He has just hit the 50kg mark yet he still attempts to squish himself on your lap like a 5kg dog. He is the love of our lives and my partner and I are blessed to have him come into our world."