After qualifying from the School of Veterinary Medicine, Hanover in 2004 Claudia spent one and a half years in general practice while preparing a doctoral thesis on hereditary eye diseases. She then went on to complete a rotating internship and subsequently commenced a residency programme in Veterinary Ophthalmology at the Animal Health Trust, which she completed in 2009. She successfully passed her European Diploma exams in Veterinary Ophthalmology in 2010 and worked as a clinician in ophthalmology since then. Between February 2013 and May 2017 Dr. Busse founded and headed the ophthalmology unit at Dick White Referrals. In 2018 she moved back to Germany, were from 2018 to 2020 she was head of ophthalmology at AniCura Tierärztliche Spezialisten Hamburg before moving to the School of Veterinary Medicine in Hannover in 2020.