Who we are: 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 elected member of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Feline Practitioners.  She travels frequently throughout North America lecturing to other veterinarians on a variety of specially 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 children. Dr. St. Denis’ favourite past-times include reading, gardening, and canoe- camping.

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board of Directors, American Association of Feline Practitioners 2017-2018
  • Ontario Veterinary Medical Association Member 1997-present
  • American Association of Feline Practitioners Member 2001-present
  • International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management Member 2005-present
  • American Board of Veterinary Practitioners Member 2012-present
  • Canadian Veterinary Medical Association Member 2015-present
  • Proclaw Veterinarians of Canada Director & Founder 2015-present
  • American Board of Veterinary Practitioners: 18th Annual Symposium and Delegate Examination

Dr. Robyn Suderman: Associate Veterinarian

Bio Coming Soon

Jade: Registered Veterinary Technician

Jade became a registered veterinary technician in 2010. She received her veterinary technician diploma from Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology. She joined us at the CCCC in December of 2011. Jade provides nursing care to our patients and assists in all surgical procedures. Jade has a gentle way with cats, which makes her another critical addition to our team. Jade and Dr. St. Denis have formed a Nutritional Support Team initiative, providing clients with nutritional advice and support for their cat(s).
Jade has 1 cat, Edwin, as well as a dog, Byron. In her spare time, Jade enjoys barrel racing and trail riding with her horses Sugar and Fortune.

Eden: Registered Veterinary Technician and Receptionist

Jade became a registered veterinary technician in 2010. She received her veterinary technician diploma from Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology. She joined us at the CCCC in December of 2011. Jade provides nursing care to our patients and assists in all surgical procedures. Jade has a gentle way with cats, which makes her another critical addition to our team. Jade and Dr. St. Denis have formed a Nutritional Support Team initiative, providing clients with nutritional advice and support for their cat(s).
Jade has 1 cat, Edwin, as well as a dog, Byron. In her spare time, Jade enjoys barrel racing and trail riding with her horses Sugar and Fortune.

Kailee: Receptionist and Veterinary Assistant

Bio coming soon!

Grace: Veterinary Assistant and Boarder care

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Danielle: Veterinary Assistant & Boarder Care

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