Dr Claire Madden


Having stated she has her “dream job”, Dr. Claire Madden is currently employed by Village Roadshow Theme Parks as their Head Veterinarian, where her role oversees all the work at Sea World, Sea World Foundation and Paradise Country.

Graduating with a veterinary science degree from the University of Queensland in 2013, Dr. Madden has held veterinary roles at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Australia Zoo, and Zoos Victoria.

During this time Dr. Madden gained membership to the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists by examination in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine and specialises in Australian Wildlife Medicine. She has extensive experience in rehabilitation, chemical restraint, preventative health programs, zoonotic disease, and threatened species programs in a wide range of species.

However, biosecurity and animal health aren’t just her only passion, and she is also extremely passionate to inspire the next generation as well. With an Instagram following of more than 25,000 and having been involved in TV series such as Channel 7’s Gold Coast Rescue, we have asked Dr. Madden to give us her perspectives on how she is getting the younger generation engaged in conservation, marine issues and of course biosecurity, through her current work with SeaWorld, the Foundation and protecting marine life.