Denise

Practice Manager

RVT

I have loved and wanted to care for animals for as long as I can remember. I earned a degree as a veterinary technician from Harcum College and trained at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. I worked as a Certified Veterinary Technician for 16 years at an emergency and specialty referral hospital outside of Philadelphia, mostly in emergency and critical care, eventually becoming a supervisor. I moved to the Niagara region in 2017 to be closer to family, and continued my career as a Registered Veterinary Technician in general practice.

I joined Hartzel Animal Hospital in October 2021 as Practice Manager and am incredibly fortunate to be part of such an amazing team. I am greatly enjoying building relationships with both new and old clients and their precious fur babies. I currently reside with my 3 rescue dogs and 5 feisty felines.