As a military child, Denise grew up primarily in Ontario and moved to Nova Scotia when she was in high school. At age 11, after trying to give mouth-to-mouth to her pet turtle who drowned after flipping over in his bowl, it dawned on her that she wanted to work with animals as a career.
Denise received her diploma in Horse and Animal Science and Horsemanship from Vocational College in California in 1996 and then went on to receive her Animal Health Technology certificate from NSAC in 2002. Over the years she’s worked at a children’s’ equestrian camp for those individuals requiring mental of physical assistance, and as an RVT in mixed animal practice, in a feline specialty clinic and with large animal practice. Denise currently resides in Kingston with her husband and 2 boys along with her Leonberger – Camilla, Chocolate Lab – Peanut, cat – Pickle and rabbits – Rex & Flash. In her spare time, Denise volunteers as a 4H leader in Vet Science Project and in church leadership in Women’s Society. She also enjoys horseback riding/driving, reading, cross stitch, singing and spending time with her kids.