Dr. Mense is a native of western New York. She received her undergraduate education from Davidson College and then went on to pursue a Master of Science in cellular biology at University of Rochester. Her veterinary education was completed at Kansas State University. After veterinary school, she completed a small animal rotating internship with Ethos at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital in Denver, Colorado.
In her free time she enjoys running with her spunky Golden Retriever, reading with her orange tabby, and all things sweet.