Assistant manager

Claire Finnigan with a black dog.

I joined the Orchard House Vets team in 2004 as Client Care Manager. Four years later I became Practice Manager.  My son Archie was born in 2016 and in order to spend more time with him, I stepped down to assistant manager in June 2021.

My job is to assist Angela, the practice manager, to ensure the practice runs smoothly and efficiently.

My first contact with vets started at school – a Saturday job caring for animals as part of my Duke of Edinburgh award. I have a wide ranging experience in all aspects of veterinary practice including nursing and reception duties.  I also have a Bachelor of Law LLB (Hons) degree.

What we say: 

Claire is a versatile member of our team and has vast experience in the veterinary sector. Many of our long standing clients know exactly how wonderful and professional Claire is and as a practice we pride ourselves on our 1-to-1 service and Claire’s customer service is outstanding which sets the standard for the rest of our team.

Awards and nominations: 

Petplan awards support staff of the year nominee: 2010, 2011

Petplan awards practice manager of the year nominee: 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020