Clara grew up in Duluth and went to college at the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities. She adopted a calico kitten from Animal Allies in 2009 and named her Rory, after a Gilmore Girl. Since then, Clara has enjoyed Rory’s companionship and insistent snuggling through countless Netflix binges and video game sessions. In 2015 Clara adopted a mixed breed puppy named Robin, who loves stealing socks, running in the woods, and visiting the receptionists at NSVH (because they give out the best treats). Clara started working for NSVH as a veterinary assistant in 2015, and became the manager in 2018.