Nicole is a caring person that has a positive energy and attitude towards life. She is passionate about her work in the veterinary profession and in sustainability. She is dedicated to treating your pets as if they were her own, with love and compassion.
We asked Nicole to share a little bit about her work experience, hobbies outside of work and why she loves her job. See what she had to say below!
Recently graduated from the University of Glasgow, with 1.5 years of experience as a vet. Prior to that, I was full-time student for 8 years! During those long 8 years of study, I was lucky enough to travel for work experience all over the world – South Africa, Thailand and India being some of the places I worked.
I have lots of hobbies outside of work! My friends call me a tree hugger, and I completely live up to that name. I love being outdoors, bush walking, gardening or sunbathing. Exploring national parks is one of my favourite things to do, especially all these beautiful ones we have in SA. I love all things health and fitness, and one day I hope to become a yoga teacher as well. The list goes on!
Why you love your job:
I was obsessed with dolphins as a kid. My dream was to live by the ocean and be a marine biologist. Then I realised that being a marine biologist would not really help animals in the way that I wanted to. I decided being a pet doctor was more aligned with my life path. I actually like that our patients can’t talk to us. Granted, it can be very frustrating at times. However, it’s part of the excitement for me, being able to analyse clinical findings and put all the pieces of the puzzle together. It can be a very rewarding profession as well. I must say, I also love meeting everybody’s fur babies and discovering all their cute little personalities.
A big thanks to Nicole for sharing a little about herself! Be sure to say hello to her next time you visit the clinic 🙂