Growing up in Maryland, Dr. Clare Deming was surrounded by cats, snakes, lizards, a parakeet, and even a rat. She didn’t know how to help them when they got sick so, in sixth grade, she decided to become a veterinarian. Today, as our medical director for the emergency department, Dr. Deming loves helping people and their pets when something unexpected happens.
Dr. Deming attended the University of Maryland, earning her bachelor’s degree in animal science. She continued her education at the University of Florida, and was awarded her DVM in 2001. Following veterinary school, she completed a rotating internship in medicine and surgery at Garden State Veterinary Specialists, when she discovered her attraction to emergency medicine. She has a particular interest in trauma, cardiology, and feline medicine, and is a member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society.
Dr. Deming and her husband share their home with cats Mercury, Orion, and Ace, as well as an aquarium of fish. In her free time, Dr. Deming enjoys fencing, writing, gardening, and anything else that gets her outside.