Deanna was born and raised in Kenora, ON and always had animals while growing up. She was always ‘rescuing’ critters from the back-yard! Dee started working professionally with animals when she got a job thru a co-op placement with the Humane Society, which later became the SPCA Kenora Branch. She worked there for six years, usually during the summer months when she’d return home from college.
Dee attended Northern College starting out in the Veterinary Assistant Program, then went on to do the Technician Program, and finished off with the Veterinary Technology Wildlife Rehabilitation Program. She graduated with honours in 2006 and moved to Ottawa to work at Beechwood Animal Hospital. Deanna is one of our Weight Loss Program consultants. She is certified in Class 4 Companion Animal Laser Therapy and Stem Cell Processing techniques. She is currently completing a veterinary medicine course on the Basic Principles of Rabbits and Ferrets.
Dee went to South Africa in June 2007 to participate in the ‘Vet Nurses in The Wild’ Program. There she got to experience, hands-on, the world of wildlife conservation in Southern Africa, and participated in game capture and relocation programs.
Dee is our resident menagerie miss. Her current companions include two cats, Gracie and Spooks, and two dogs Sevens and Zoey. She also has two Husky mix dogs, Simba and Snoopy, who live in Kenora with her parents.
It is never surprising to have her arrive at work with her latest rescue, usually a kitten, and she always finds them a good home.