Certified Veterinary Technician

Nicole is a native of Glendale, Wisconsin but has lived in a number of other places in Southeastern Wisconsin. The majority of her spare time during her growing-up years revolved around horses.

Her exposure to veterinary medicine began at the young age of eight. Her mother was working at an equine veterinary facility. Nicole was able to observe a surgical procedure performed on a horse to correct an abdominal ailment. This experience left a lasting impression on this young girl. It sparked a strong interest in veterinary medicine; in particular surgery and anesthesia.

“I have a passion for helping others, especially those, who cannot help themselves; which is our patients.”

Nicole went to a local technical college for veterinary assisting. She was hired at the veterinary hospital where she did her in-clinic training as an assistant. Over the next two years by keen observation, through hard work and countless hours of studying on her own; Nicole achieved a remarkable goal, in such a short time. She took and passed the national certification exam to become a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT).

“My absolute favorite place to be at work is in the surgery suite. I love providing the best anesthetic protocol for our patients, so they can quickly return to normal life activities. When I can, I enjoy scrubbing into surgery and assisting; it is awesome to partake in the actual surgery.” Another favorite of hers is ultrasound . I love being able to see what’s going on internally so we can help our patients less invasively. She is currently working on being trained to perform diagnostic ultrasounds.

Nicole is married to an accountant/CPA, Michael, who shares her passion for travel and “seeing new places.” In October 2023, she gave birth to a happy, busy-body boy named Austin. He looks just like his dad but definitely has his mom’s personality. They share their home with two cats, who are by no means aloof, and a bunny named Sven. Kiki is a tabby “who loves to snuggle and talk.” Maui is an adventurous tabby who loves exploring heights and playing with any and all toys. Sven was adopted from one of our amazing clients who found him outside April of 2021. Sven loves to snuggle and thinks that he is in charge of the cats.

When not at work or traveling, Nicole is an avid gardener. Her favorite flower is the orchid! Currently, she has 13 of them; “of course they all have names!”