Claudia R. Channing, DVM

Dr. Claudia Channing’s father and uncle were both veterinarians, and she grew up working in her father’s small animal practice in the San Francisco Bay area. Following graduation from UC Berkley, she moved to New Orleans where she worked in small animal practice, specialty emergency hospital, and at the New Orleans Zoo.

Following in her family’s footsteps, she pursued a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Louisiana State University. During this time, she traveled to China to study Asiatic Black Bears and helped to design and operate one of the first animal shelters in Baton Rouge following Hurricane Katrina.

After graduating in 2008, Dr. Channing completed a 12 month internship at Alameda East Animal Hospital in Denver, CO before moving to Arizona to work as a veterinarian for the Arizona Animal Welfare League. She spent 6 years in shelter medicine at AAWL before returning to private practice where she could develop relationships with pet owners.

Dr. Channing has a fondness for all rescue animals but especially bully breeds, and cannot pass a pug without giving him a kiss. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, but has a particular interest in dentistry and behavior. On her days off, Dr. Channing can be found training for dressage, stadium jumping, and cross country competitions with her horses, Romeo and Cleo.