Clare Deming

Clare Deming

Dr. Clare Deming is an emergency veterinarian, working with dogs, cats, small mammals, and other exotic species. Outside of the hospital environment, she is a freelance writer, book reviewer, and athlete. She has written numerous articles on pet health and medicine, sports training and injuries, and writing.

Veterinary Medicine

Growing up in Maryland, Dr. Deming was surrounded by a variety of animals - cats, snakes, lizards, a parakeet, and even a rat. She couldn't help them when they were sick, so in the sixth grade, she decided to become a veterinarian.

Dr. Deming received her veterinary degree from the University of Florida in 2001. Following school, she completed a rotating internship in medicine and surgery at a large referral hospital in New Jersey. During that time, she discovered her attraction to emergency medicine.

In her years of practice, Dr. Deming has worked in several capacities. She has spent most of her time working at night and on the weekends at an emergency hospital, but has also enjoyed providing relief (locum) services for small one-doctor practices. She has supervised interns at a large multi-disciplinary institution and has most recently established and managed a new emergency department at a growing hospital.

Dr. Deming has a particular interest in trauma, surgery, cardiology, and feline medicine. She is a member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society and loves to be available at odd hours to help people and their pets when something unexpected happens.


She has been a competitive fencer for nearly twenty years. She finds that staying active helps her to deal with stress and keeps her healthy and fit. Clare is experienced with all aspects of training and national competition, being ranked as high as #23 in the United States in her event. She is well versed in cross training modalities, weight training, and sports injuries and recovery.

Most Recent Contributions by Clare Deming

Are Succulents Poisonous to Dogs?

Even the most well-behaved dog can sometimes chew up or eat plants. When dogs chew on plants, one of your first concerns should be whether t ... Read More

Canine Anti Anxiety Medication Options

Like people, dogs can have anxiety attacks or phobias. It is estimated that 17% of dogs suffer from separation anxiety, while phobias, aggre ... Read More

Canine Lupus

Lupus in dogs is an autoimmune disease that can occur in two different forms. When the disease occurs, the immune system forms structures ca ... Read More

Humans and Cats Sharing Diseases

If you enjoy snuggling with your feline friend, you may have wondered if there is any risk that humans and cats can share diseases. While a ... Read More

Negative Aspects of Declawing a Cat

There are many reasons why people may consider declawing a cat. While it may sound like a simple solution to several feline behavior problem ... Read More

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