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
Dr. Christina McRae: Locum Veterinarian
I grew up in Oshawa, Ontario, and knew from a young age that I loved both animals and medicine. I graduated in 1990 from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, and practiced in Orillia, Bowmanville, and Oshawa. During that time, I found myself fascinated with my feline patients and their particular personalities, quirks, and interesting diseases. I became more and more disenchanted with how the special needs of these unique creatures were often overlooked in a busy, noisy, dog-centred practice, so in 1995, I opened King Street Cat Hospital. It was the first veterinary clinic just for cats between Toronto and Ottawa. Over the years, I learned so much from my patients and their owners. As a veterinarian, I am constantly reading, researching, and attending lectures and courses for my continuing education, but my best teachers were always my patients. I loved working with cats and their people, so it was very difficult when I decided to sell my practice in 2015, but it was time for me to do something new. I went back to school and studied Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and Acupuncture. Now, I work a couple of days a week at practices near my home north of Toronto, I work one or two days a week as a surgeon for the Toronto Humane Society, and I have a small mobile acupuncture practice, mostly for horses. I also volunteer for the Veterinary Information Network, a professional education and support internet community for veterinarians. In my spare time, I enjoy riding my horse, cooking, traveling, and spending time with my husband. I am very excited to be returning to feline practice at Charing Cross Cat Clinic, and look forward to meeting you and your furry family members 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 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.
Casey: Client Care Representative and Veterinary Assistant
Bio coming soon!
Kailee: Client Care Representative and Veterinary Assistant
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Danielle: Veterinary Assistant & Boarder Care
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