Dr. Clare Bonifant grew up in West Newton, Massachusetts. She received a BA degree from Harvard, an MBA degree from Dartmouth and a DVM degree from NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Bonifant's family includes husband Ben, two daughters, Ellie and Daisy Grace, three dogs, Gideon, Sadie, and Pepper. When not at work, Dr. Bonifant enjoys outdoor activities with her family, puttering in the garden, minor home improvement projects, and teaching herself to knit. She is a golf and tennis enthusiast and recently donned the mantle of "Soccer Mom" to become the manager of her daughter's soccer team.