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 a Vocational College in California in 1996 and then went on to receive her Associates degree from Animal Health Technology from NSAC in 2002. Over the years she’s worked at a children’s’ equestrian camp taught therapeutic riding, 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 2 boys along with her Leonberger – Camelia, Chocolate Lab – Peanut, cat – Pickle and rabbit, 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.