Staff at the Charing Cross Cat Clinic
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 opened her own cat clinic in Brantford, Ontario in August of 2007.
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 currently continuing her full time clinical work at her practice in Brantford. She is also an active participant in the ongoing development of the Canadian Cathealthy program (www.cathealthy.ca), as well as participating daily in the Internal Feline Medicine folder on the Veterinary Information Network (VIN). Dr. St. Denis is the 2020 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 12 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 3 cats at home, Mamasita, Nala, and Ava, as well as 3 cats at work, Fuchsia, Mary and Marty. She also has one crazy dog, a labrador mix named Noelle.
In her spare time, Dr. St. Denis is busy parenting her two teenage children. 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.
Eden: RVT & Client Care Representative
Eden became a registered veterinary technician in 2011. She is a graduate of the Veterinary Technology Diploma Program, University of Guelph – Ridgetown Campus. Eden joined the CCCC in late 2013 in the capacity of receptionist and veterinary technician. With her knowledge, experience and compassionate attitude, Eden is an excellent member of our team, providing the best up-front care to our clients and their cats. Her training facilitates her ability to accurately advise and support clients in many aspects of patient care. She is gentle and caring with our patients, improving their visits and reducing their stress levels.
Emma. Veterinary Technician.
Bio coing soon!
Rianne. Client Care Representative.
Rianne’s love of animals has taken her across the world to South Africa where she had the privilege of working with and treating wild lions.
While working at the GHS Rianne developed a particular passion for the welfare of cats and is very excited to devote her work entirely to cats and the people they love at Charing Cross Cat Clinic.
In her spare time Rianne enjoys watching Disney movies with her partner Justin and their dog Echo as well as painting and fantasizing about her next Disney World trip!