Dr. JINNI DEMINE
My call to care for animals came to me when I was 4 years old. My and I friends found a stray dog on the streets on Russia and we spent over a week keeping the dog hidden while dog catchers have been cleaning out streets 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 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. That was in the time of minimum amount of preventative vaccines proper diets. Break outs of distemper and parvovirus w common in our building and it was heartbreaking to lose those pets.
Dr. Jinni Demine has 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. He special interest is in dentistry. In fact, Dr. Demine routinely donates her time to perform dentistries for pets in Humane Societies and Rescues to ensure they get a great start with their furever families.
Dr. Jinni’s other passion are exotic pets. Her dream is be a mom of a Russian Box Tortoise. She currently houses a chinchilla, a hedgehog and 9 chicken. 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.
Dr. MARIA OSTROVSKAYA
As a child, I always wanted to become an advocate but not just the regular one, but the one for pets. For those who cannot raise their voices, for those whose pain is often overlooked and goes unnoticed, for those who give us unconditional love and are always there for us. This is why I decided to become a veterinarian. This profession gives me an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people and their furry companions, it constantly keeps me on my toes as there are never two days alike. I never cease to learn new things. The passion to help animals drives my desire to be better at what I do and provide the best possible care and experience for our pets and their caring owners.
Dr. Maria Ostrovskaya is an associate veterinarian at Trenton Pet Hospital. She received her veterinary degree in 1999 from Saratov State Agrarian University and spent first couple of years working with large animals and enjoying outdoor life. She joined Trenton Pet Hospital in 2015 and is dedicated to her work with furry patients. She values knowledge and innovation and is always up-to-date with the latest developments in the veterinary field. Her special interest is parasitology. Maria has two children, a boy and a girl, a super charged cat Marta, her partner-in-crime poodle Matilda and an aquarium full of colourful fish.
Elisa graduated from Northern College in 2013 as a Veterinary Technologist specializing in wildlife rehabilitation. She has previously worked at the Toronto Zoo as a Zookeeper in the Eurasia Wilds as well as the Australasia Pavilion. Her favorite animal to work with there were the Giant Pandas and the Snow Leopards. For the last 4 years Elisa has volunteered in Florida to assist with Sea Turtle and Sea Bird Rehabilitation.
After working with many exotic animals Elisa decided she wanted to pursue a career helping people and their pets! Elisa joined the Trenton Pet Hospital team in January 2016 and is enjoying getting to know all of our clients and their fur babies.
Elisa has a horse, kitten and bunny at home that keep her very busy.
My passion for animal care and well being is something I was born with. From the earliest of ages I have always had an extreme interest and attachment for all living creatures. To me there was no difference between the mouse in the house or the frog in the nearby pond to our family pets. It was apparent that I needed to peruse a career in animal health. It wasn’t until I spent 3 months volunteering with wildlife in Africa that I knew that I wouldn’t be fulfilled in life unless I was helping animals. It’s woman like Dian Fossey and Jane Goodell that inspired me and allowed me to believe that anything is possible. So my journey began.
Taralee attended a 3yr Veterinary Technician program offered by St Lawrence College in Kingston, Ontario. After graduating she invested all of her earnings into traveling and volunteering with wildlife across the world. Her experiences with exotics is what encouraged her to apply within the Trenton Pet Hospital team as it was important for her to continue work with exotics. As much as she enjoys preventative health care and client education her passion is stronger for internal medicine, anesthesia and surgery. By completing monthly continuing education she keeps herself up to date in the animal medicine world. Taralee has 3 adorable entertaining cats at home whom which she spoils to pieces.
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 comradely 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.