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.
Registered Veterinary Technician
Ashleigh graduated from Seneca College in 2009 and is a Registered Veterinary Technician. Ashleigh prior to becoming a Veterinary Technician obtained her Bachelor of Animal Science at Guelph University. Ashleigh joined our clinic in May 2014 and quickly became a valuable member of our team. Ashleigh has a keen interest nursing care, dentistry and client education. Ashleigh and her husband share their home with her energetic dog “Kyleigh” and playful cat “Parker”. In her spare time Ashleigh enjoys sewing and creating many fashionable items for pets for her own business “All Dressed Up”. Ashleigh and her husband just welcomed a beautiful baby boy Lyndon to their family. She is currently off enjoying her time as a new mom!
Client Service Manager
Ever since I was a young girl I have always had a passion for animals. Visiting my grandparents farm I always found myself at the barn, caring for the newest litter of kittens. As a child I would often teach my dog special tricks and a little hamster was always a part of my bedroom décor. I know how much joy my pets bring to my everyday life and I am happy when I can help see this same type of bond with clients and their pets on a daily basis.
Jessica attended St. Lawrence College in 2001, and graduated the Veterinary Assistant Program. She has over 15 years working in the Veterinary field and her passion lies within client service and care. Her furry family at home includes: Teddy a shih tzu with attitude, Phoebe an adorable Porkie, and two fabulous felines: Steve and Blackie.
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.