Denise grew up in Damascus, MD. She always had a love for animals and had many pets from horses to snakes and everything in between. She made a decision early in her life while in high school to work in veterinary medicine. She started working as a veterinary receptionist in 2004 and became a technician by 2006. Since then, she has worked in general practice, emergency and specialty medicine. She has two guinea pigs “Oreo and “S’mores”, a Holland lop bunny named “Pancake” and will be adding a puppy to the family this spring. She loves to spend time with her husband, her daughter and her son. She loves the beach, any outdoor activities, cooking and home improvement projects. And, in her spare time she watches her daughter compete at the gym. Her favorite sports teams are the Orioles, Redskins and the Capitals.