Deena has been a member of the team at ANRVA 3 times! Originally joining the practice in 1995, she took sabbatical to work in Emergency and Specialty practices – and most recently rejoined the team in 2010. She enjoys supporting the innovative approach to care provided at ANRVA. Deena graduated from West Virginia University with a B.S. in Animal and Veterinary Science and also earned her A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology from Fairmont State College. She has been a veterinary technician for 35 years, working in private practice, Emergency and Specialty practice, and Veterinary Teaching Hospitals. Deena also has the honor of serving as an instructor for a Veterinary Technician program. At a young age, Deena realized that animals do not judge; they accept you as you are. She wanted to return that loyalty be caring for them. She enjoys seeing the world through animals’ eyes and being the best advocate possible for them. Deena has been married to her husband Mike for 36 years – and still going strong! They share their home with four dogs (Elcee – age 15, Chloe – age 13, Alleigh – age 3, Abbee – age 3), three cats (Sparkie- age 14, TC – age 10, Isaiah – age 3), a chinchilla (Cheech – age 11), and several Koi fish (age 1). When not at work, Deena enjoys hiking, cutting/splitting firewood, and just hanging out in the woods listening/watching wildlife, clouds, and wind in the trees.