Registered Veterinary Nurse
My name is Nicola and this is my 20th year of veterinary nursing! I always remember as a child being surrounded by animals; we had litters of puppies and kittens in our home as well as a tortoise, Guinea pigs, finches, budgies and parrots. My brothers and I were lucky enough to grow up in a rural village and would enjoy making casts from footprints of wildlife, usually foxes and badgers.
After school I completed a Diploma in science, part of which led me to complete work experience at a veterinary surgery, before then taking on a full time trainee veterinary nurse position.
I qualified as a registered veterinary nurse from Bicton College in 2000 and have thoroughly enjoyed the challenging although equally rewarding career ever since.
At home I have three daughters and my own household of animals: two Norwegian Forest Cats, two Maine Coons, two dogs, two chinchillas, fish and chickens.
I am currently working towards a Certificate in Feline Nursing and also have an interest in anaesthesia.