Dr. Jinni Demine
Veterinarian“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.
Practice Manager“As a child, I always wanted to be a Veterinarian, but I ended up in Public Relations and Corporate Communications, and specializing in Human Resources and Business Management. This afforded me the opportunity to work in a large variety of industries, and the experiences have given me the skills to take care of the people who take care of your pets. Happy staff with a good work-life balance are of the utmost importance to me as it is reflected in everything we do. Being in the veterinary clinic is simply the icing on the cake!”
Andrew was born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario, and moved to the Quinte area in 2015. When he isn’t working or volunteering, he loves spending time with his family, his Jack Russell, Jack, and doing projects on his 100 year-old cottage.
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 TechnicianFrom 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 TechnicianEver 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.
Registered Veterinary Technician“Ever since I was a young girl, I had always felt the need to help animals. One of the earliest memories I have is going for a walk with my dad and finding a small bird on the ground. I realized that it was hurt, so I convinced my dad to let me bring it home. He allowed me to bring the injured bird home, and I ended up saving him and releasing it back into the wild. That incident sparked a passion for me to follow my dream to devote myself to advocate for animals and help the ones in need.”
Shawna graduated from Seneca College from the Veterinary Technician program in 2016 and became a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2017. She has devoted herself over the past 2 years working with the Humane Society helping many animals find their new homes, in Australia rehabilitating Sea Turtles and has been working in veterinary hospitals. She lives with her cats, Mavis and Toothless, and loves to go kayaking in the summer with her Jack Russel Terrier, Sparky.
Client Service Representative“Since a young age I have had a love and interest for animals. Coming from many years in the dental industry, I am so excited to be working with an amazing team in a field I have a true passion for.”
Lindsey is born and raised in Trenton. Outside of the clinic she enjoys anything that involves her 4 dogs; Judy, Cooper, Abby and Kimmy and her cat Randy.
Customer Service Representative/Veterinary Technician“My entire life, I never had a moment without animals. They have been my way of life since the very beginning. I always took in strays and helped wildlife when I found them injured. From what started off as a girl with who was always with animals, turned into a country girl with big dreams of the rodeo!”
Danielle’s journey start in Manitoba where she was born and raised. When she came to Ontario with her mother and brother, she decided that coming a veterinary assistant was her next move. This helped her to fulfill her dreams of working in a veterinary hospital with like-minded individuals who love the world of animals as much as she does. Outside of her working life, Danielle spends most of her time on her farm with her horse, Dodger, and her dogs, training for the rodeo.
“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. 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.
Veterinary Assistant“From a very early age, I knew I wanted a career working with animals. From walking neighborhood dogs, looking after stray neighborhood cats, volunteering at local horse barns and the Humane Societies, there was always something so satisfying about helping animals in need. I graduated from St. Lawrence College with my Veterinary Assistant certificate and have worked in this amazing field on and off.”
For the past 2 years, Heather has been working closely with Dogs and Cats of the Dominican Republic, helping give a voice to those who can not speak for themselves. Volunteering in the Dominican in February 2019 with DCDR made Heather realize that she needed to get back in the field she was always meant to be in – helping animals in need!