Charing Cross Cat Specialist

Dr. Kelly St. Denis

Dr. Kelly St. Denis earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics from the University of Guelph in 1992, and a Master of Science Degree in Immunology from the University of Toronto in 1994. She completed a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the Ontario Veterinary College in 1999. As a practitioner in Ottawa, Dr. St. Denis spent several years working at the Bytown Cat Hospital under the expert guidance of feline specialist, Dr. Susan Little, DVM, ABVP (feline practice). Dr. St. Denis owned and operated the Charing Cross Cat Clinic from August 2007 to September 2020.

In the fall of 2013, Dr. St. Denis was awarded certification with the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) in the specialty of feline practice. There are currently only 6 Canadian veterinarians and 85 veterinarians world-wide certified in feline practice with the ABVP.

Dr. St. Denis is an active participant in the ongoing development of the Canadian Cat Healthy program (, as well as a Consultant on the Internal Feline Medicine Boards for the Veterinary Information Network (VIN). Dr. St. Denis is the 2020& 2021 President of the American Association of Feline Practitioners.  She travels frequently throughout North America lecturing to other veterinarians on a variety of specialty topics in feline medicine.

Dr. St. Denis is an active advocate for proper recognition, treatment and management of feline pain.  As masters at hiding illness and pain, identifying pain in a cat can be very challenging.  Dr. St. Denis also has an active interest in feline dental health care, a much neglected area in feline health.  She has over 15 years of experience performing surgical extractions in the feline species, with additional certifications obtained in dentistry & dental surgery in 2007-2008.

Dr. St. Denis currently has 4 cats at home, Mamasita, Nala, Mary, and Simon.  She also has one crazy dog, a labrador mix named Noelle.

Dr. St. Denis’ favourite past-times include canoe- camping, water colour painting and ballet.

Fuchsia: Superior Supervisor, R.I.P.

Fuchsia joined the Charing Cross Cat Clinic in 2013.  She quickly proved her expertise in many areas of veterinary care and was appointed as SUPERIOR SUPERVISOR by 2014.  Sadly, on April 19, 2020, we lost Fuschia to her battle with lung cancer. Fuchsia was a ham, a water baby, a loving, cuddly beauty. She was deeply loved by clients and clinic staff alike.  She is sadly missed.