Meet our Doctors

Claire Whittaker, DVM

Rotating Veterinarian

Claire Whitaker

I grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia working in several small animal practices and riding horses. I have wanted to be a veterinarian for as long as I can remember and have always had a passion for helping animals. I completed my undergraduate degree at Mount Allison University and my veterinary education at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island.

In my free time I enjoy cooking (but mostly eating), running, and spending time with my friends, family and golden retriever named Bella.

Clinical Areas of Interest

  • Radiology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Neurology

Why do you work at friendship?

I was initially attracted to Friendship based on the welcoming atmosphere, supportive environment and wide variety of services provided. After visiting during my final year of veterinary school, I was struck by the compassion and level of care provided to patients. I am so excited and honoured to be a part of the Friendship Team!


  • Bachelor of Science (with distinction); Mount Allison University
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine; Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island

Friendship provides state of the art, comprehensive services for our clients and patients. But, more than that, we provide a caring team who understand the unique human-animal bond. View Our Services

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