Born Griffith NSW, Clive was raised on a mixed cropping, cattle, sheep irrigation farm. Clive completed his Vet Science Degree at Sydney University in 1984. He then worked in a large animal practice in NSW, and both small and large animal practice in WA until opening Ocean Reef Veterinary Clinic in February 1990. Ocean Reef Veterinary Clinic is home to Perth's only hydrotherapy dog swimming pool and underwater treadmill. The clinic was sold to Greencross in November 2016. Clive now works as a Business Coach providing support to UVG Member clinics.