We are dedicated to providing the highest level of veterinary medicine along with friendly, compassionate service.
We believe in treating every patient as if they were our own pet and giving them the same loving attention and care. We are a group of highly trained, experienced animal lovers who are devoted to giving our patients the best care possible.
Dr. Jinni Demine
“My call to care for animals came to me when I was 4 years old. My friends and I found a stray dog on the streets of Russia and we spent over a week keeping the dog hidden while dog catchers were in our area. Since then I grew up finding those stray animals, cleaning them, feeding them, and bandaging their wounds (sometimes using my own clothes). When I was a young adult, I was accepted into a veterinary school in the city of Moscow which was 2 hours away from the little village where I lived. Every night, when I finally got home from school there was a line of pets with their very preoccupied people waiting for me to treat their various maladies. Breakouts of distemper and parvovirus were common in our building and it was heartbreaking to lose those pets.”
Dr. Jinni Demine graduated from University of Guelph in 2001. She has started her studies in Moscow, Russia right after high school. Her passion has always been ensuring that your pets live long and healthy lives. Her special interest is in dentistry. In fact, Dr. Demine routinely donates her time to perform dentals for pets in Humane Societies and Rescues to ensure they get a great start with their fur-ever families.
Dr. Jinni’s other passion is exotic pet care. Her dream is to be a mom of a Russian Box Tortoise. She currently houses a chinchilla, a hedgehog and 9 chickens. That is in addition to her dog, Deysi, and her cat, Vasilisa. In her spare time, Dr. Demine is very involved in the community. Her community passion is to promote and initiate any programs through Rotary International involving youth. Dr. Jinni and her 3 children have been a host family for many teenagers from around the world.
I have always been a passionate person, relentless in my pursuits to make the world a little bit better day by day. I love working with people, and making others happy is my main goal. From the time I was a young girl, I always felt connected to animals and have since had the dream of one day opening my own animal sanctuary. I grew up in Brighton, Ontario but have lived everywhere from Kitchener to Ottawa and have learned valuable lessons along the way. Home is where the heart is and, over time, my heart has brought me back home.
Liz is 24 years old with extensive experience in management and communications. She went to school for Broadcast Journalism in order to pursue her passion for writing and found her niche in Communications and Multimedia Management along the way. She has worked in fields varying from not-for-profit for women’s rights, to maintaining her own Communications Consultation business in the GTA and Ottawa. Liz is excited not only to be working for a company that puts animals first, but to be part of a team and business that is such a beacon in the Quinte Region.
Registered Veterinary Technician
“As long as I can remember I have been fascinated with animals. Everything from their biology to their behavior has captivated my interest. As an athlete, I have also come to love the comraderie and energy that a close-knit team creates. Veterinary medicine allows me to immerse myself in my passion while working closely with a team that shares that passion. There is no other place I’d rather be working.”
Justin is a registered veterinary technician here at Trenton Pet Hospital. He comes to us after 5 years working at a hospital in Aurora, Ontario. He first received his bachelors degree in Zoology at the University of Guelph and then his veterinary technician diploma from Seneca College. Justin has strong interests in anesthesia, cytology and dental health. Outside the clinic he is an avid cyclist competing in races around the province.
Registered Veterinary Technician
From an early age, my mother would take my brother and I to the local humane society to walk dogs or spend time playing with the cats. It is thanks to her that I hold such a passion for helping animals in need and for paving the path I am on now. She taught me that providing love and care for those in need can make a huge impact on our society – it inspired me to pursue these passions through veterinary medicine. I am grateful to be in a field that allows me to learn every day and grow not only my knowledge but my empathy and my desire to help those who don’t have a voice.
Christina graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Seneca College and became a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2018. She has been with us at Trenton Pet Hospital since May 2018 and has proven to be an eager learner and holds a true passion for her work.
Registered Veterinary Technician
Ever since I was a little girl, I was drawn to animals. I was always trying to bring home stray cats, saving birds, and returning lost dogs to their rightful owners. Many years later, and not much has changed! I’ve always had a keen interest in science, and love to see how things work and why. I love working with people and animals – this is the perfect place for me!
Paulette first graduated with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Biology. A few years later, she switched gears and took the veterinary technician program at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. She worked in private practice, as a Registered Veterinary Technician, for the past 14 years in Nova Scotia, while raising her young family. As a military family, they were posted to Trenton in July of 2018. She now lives here with her husband, 2 sons, and pets.
Client Service Representative
“My passion for animals can be traced back to the many years spent on our family farm that I try to visit regularly in order to appease my love of horses. My two main interests have always revolved around art and animals. Despite having pursued one passion by obtaining a Graphic Design degree from St. Lawrence College in 2009, I realized that was not how I wanted to devote the majority of my time. The early part of my career was spent doing a variety of different jobs before my transition to the veterinary field in 2012, where I have gained a great deal of experience in both animal health and client service.
Outside of the clinic, I enjoy spending time with my endlessly entertaining Australian Shepherd, Rosco, and keeping my creative juices flowing any way I can.”
“Growing up on a farm I knew from a very young age that my dream job would always be to work with animals. I was always eager to help the large animal veterinarians that came to the farm and was always eager to learn more. I worked alongside a variety of animals such as horses, cows, sheep, llamas and much more. My passion for wanting to help animals only grew.”
Shannon, who got her first start at Trenton Pet Hospital in 2011, has been a dedicated veterinary professional for the past 7 years. In 2016 she rejoined the Trenton Pet Hospital team as our Doggie Daycare Manager. Shannon shares her homes with her daughter Hayden, her dog Peter and her cat Houdini. In her spare time she is very passionate about photography and animal behaviour.
From a young age, my grandmother introduced me to the more stubborn breeds of dogs. Though some may see these pups as more work, I saw it as a challenge and learned how to love them more as I gained a deeper understanding of behaviour. My grandmother also kept us well fed with well balanced and nutritious meals, which pushed me to appreciate how diets truly affect our bodies and our pet’s bodies. These young experiences fueled my passion from the outside in – morphing my love for animals from intrigue to veterinary medicine.
Jenna attended the Veterinary Technology program at St. Lawrence College and graduated in 2015. She moved to the county with the hopes of continuing her passionate work outside of the city. She shares her home with her two cats, Not So Slim Shady and Felix, as well as her new puppy Remington. Jenna is an avid outdoor enthusiast who loves to stay on her toes on the trails and in her professional career.
Pet Hotel Assistant
Amanda came to us early 2018 as a Trenton High School co-op. After spending months in our hospital, we found it difficult to say goodbye and hired her on as a Pet Hotel Attendant. We are so lucky to have young adults in the community with such an eagerness and passion to help animals in any way possible!