Dena Mangiamele:

Veterinarian, Acclaimed Author,

Vegan/Wellness Expert, and Artist


Meet Doctor Dena Doctor Dena’s Training and Life’s Work

Doctor Dena is a forensic veterinary consultant with a Master’s degree in public health. She spent her career working in animal sheltering and as an animal cruelty and crime scene investigation expert. Her first Best-Selling book, “Stray” recounts her shelter veterinary experiences in Los Angeles.

Doctor Dena is a vegan athlete with great interest in nutrition and fitness. She channeled this passion to her second Best-selling book, “Dena’s Fuel For Fitness” and also created a vegan raw snack company that produced products for Whole Foods Markets in five states.

She embraces her creative side with a pet portrait business creating personalized, hand-crafted art for pet owners.

Best-Selling Books by Doctor Dena

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    Dena’s Fuel for Fitness

    Moving From Animal-Based Grub to Plant-Based Fuel

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    A Shelter Veterinarian’s Reflection on Triumph and Tragedy

Pet Portraits

You can commission Doctor Dena to create a personalized art portrait of your pet.

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    Custom Hand-Drawn Pet Portraits

    Reasons to Fetch a Portrait:

    • Memorialize a deceased pet
    • As a gift for a pet owner
    • Honor your current pet
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    Breed-Specific Pet Portraits

    In addition to Doctor Dena’s 11 pre-printed Breed-Specific portraits, you can request Doctor Dena create any other breed of your choice.

Dr. Dena’s recent pet portrait commissions