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Dr. Denise Lind grew up in Kitsap County, attended Olympic High School, and played on the varsity soccer team. She first started college at the University of LaVerne in California, then came home to finish her bachelor of science degree at the University of Washington, majoring in Cellular and Molecular Biology. She then attended Stanford University and obtained a Ph.D. in Genetics. During this time she learned to play polo with the Stanford Polo Club. While working doing postdoctoral studies at the University of California in San Francisco, she started fostering kittens for Animal Care and Control. This lead to volunteering with the veterinarian on staff at the shelter. After a while, she realized that research was not her calling and made the decision to go back to veterinary school. Dr. Lind graduated from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. She started her career in Lakewood, Washington for 5 years, then moved back to Bremerton and worked in a clinic there for two and a half years before making the jump to Kitsap Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Lind has an interest in general medicine, surgery, dentistry, and dermatology. She has 2 dogs - Honey is a 14-year-old yellow lab mix and Joey is a 13-year-old Australian Shepherd, and 3 cats - Cammie, Kurbis, and Flash. She enjoys spending time with her animals, taking walks with her dogs, and is an avid Mariners fan. She plans to attend the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cooperstown for Edgar Martinez this summer.