Claire Silva Admin Supervisor Living Collections
Studying zoology at university and working at a wildlife trust gave Claire a sound preparation for her work with Veterinary Services.
Claire graduated with a degree in Zoology from Surrey University in 1999. She worked for the Wildlife Trusts before joining the Veterinary Department in 2003 as their Office Administrator.
As well as general administrative duties Claire is responsible for organising Extra Mural Studies placements for vet students in their clinical years of study. She also acts as the department’s photographer and is present for many of the procedures that take place both in theatre and out in the zoo. The photographs enable the vets to monitor the progress of an animal’s recovery and also act as an important teaching tool for the veterinary students.