Dr. Claudia Channing
Dr. Claudia Channing’s father was a veterinarian, and she grew up working at his small animal practice in Oakland, California. Her Uncle was also a veterinarian, and she is so proud to follow in her family’s footsteps! She graduated from U.C. Berkeley and moved to New Orleans, Louisiana where she worked as a veterinary technician in small animal general practice, specialty emergency medicine and at the New Orleans Zoo.
While attending veterinary school at Louisiana State University, she was awarded a research fellowship and traveled to China to study behaviors in rescued Asiatic Black Bears for the organization, Animals Asia. She also helped to design and operate one of the first animal shelters in Baton Rouge following Hurricane Katrina.
Following graduation, like Dr. Casey, Dr. Channing completed a year of intensive internship training at Alameda East Animal Hospital in Denver, Colorado in small animal medicine and surgery. She relocated to the Phoenix area and began as a volunteer veterinarian for the Arizona Animal Welfare League and ended up working as a shelter veterinarian for 6 years. After helping to rescue and rehome over 20,000 dogs and cats in Maricopa County, Dr. Channing really missed the opportunity to develop relationships with pet owners. While she absolutely loves animals, she very much enjoys meeting and getting to know their people, too!
On her days off, Dr. Channing can be found with her Drum Horse, Romeo, trail riding or swimming at Lake Pleasant. The team recently started training for 3 Day Eventing which includes dressage, stadium jumping and cross country competitions. Her husband also has a deep commitment to animal welfare, and he helps to take care of the family’s 20-year-old rescued Belgian Draft Horse, 9-year-old rescued Neapolitan Mastiff and 3-year-old rescued Snowshoe kitty.