Clemence graduated from the University of Guelph in the winter of 2010 with a BSc degree in Animal Biology and a minor in Nutrition and Nutraceutical Science. She has always been passionate about animal agriculture and has worked part-time within both the equine and dairy industries for many years - this lead her to consider doing graduate work with large animals upon her graduation. In the fall of 2010 she began a Masters by thesis program in Epidemiology and Applied Ethology in the Department of Population Medicine at the OVC, focusing on the behaviour and welfare of dairy cattle. She has since received an Industrial Postgraduate Scholarship from NSERC, in partnership with Dairy Farmers of Cananda and has transferred to a PhD. She is continuing her research within the dairy industry and hopes to pursue a career within dairy upon graduation. Clemence is co-advised by Drs Derek Haley and David Kelton.