About Dr. Cooney
Dr. Claire Cooney, DVM, MRCVS, is a graduate of the Royal Veterinary College in the United Kingdom. Graduating in 2006, Dr. Cooney returned to Calgary where she spent three years in general practice focusing on small animals (cats and dogs) before taking a position at the City of Calgary's Animal Bylaw Services. During the five years spent with the City of Calgary, Dr. Cooney gained invaluable experience performing an extraordinary number of surgical procedures including spays, neuters, tooth extractions, amputations, eye enucleations, and lumpectomies. In 2014, Dr. Cooney returned to general practice, providing locum services at various clinics in the city, working part-time as an associate at Royal Oak Veterinary Clinic and providing contract services to another housecall practice. In July 2015, Dr. Cooney established Calgary Housecall Vet Services, enable her to provide the best care possible for her clients.
A spay performed by Dr. Cooney.
Dr. Cooney's passion for veterinary medicine has led her to devote time and resources to organizations providing veterinary services for communities with limited access to veterinary care. She volunteered supplies and expertise to Worldwide Veterinary Services (http://www.wvs.org.uk) in Mexico and the Dominican Republic, conducting spay / neuter clinics for both locally owned and stray animals in the regions. She has also volunteered her time with the Alberta Spay Neuter Task Force (http://www.abtaskforce.org) providing services to more remote communities in Alberta.
Dr. Cooney (second from left) providing instruction to veterinary students (right) from Puerto Rico during her stay in Sosua, Dominican Republic.
Shortly after her return home after graduating from the Royal Veterinary College in London, England, she adopted a Jack Russell terrier named Jack (isn't that name original!). Soon afterwards, while working for Animal Bylaw Services at the City of Calgary, she adopted two kittens, a brother and sister (Leo and Lucy), who showed up in a card board box. All three are currently living healthy lives under the loving care of Dr. Cooney and her family.