Dr. Claire Gunderson was born and raised in Long Island, New York. She began her career in animal care as a technician, and in 2009, came out west to attend Cal Poly State in San Luis Obispo where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. Dr. Gunderson then went to veterinary school at Iowa State University. After graduating in 2017, Dr. Gunderson came back to southern California to continue her passion and dedication in small animal medicine. She gained extensive experience commuting to a busy emergency hospital in Whittier before joining the Bay team in January 2019. We are so happy to have her!
In her spare time, Dr. Gunderson enjoys hiking, reading, cooking, and playing ultimate Frisbee. She has 2 dogs named Wheeler, a blue heeler, Shula, a black lab, and a tiny black cat named Rue. She also loves spending time with her sister – who is also a veterinarian!
California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo
Iowa State University