Hello there! I am Nicole. I have worked at PetVets for over 15 years now. I am a licensed Veterinary Technician, graduating in 2010 from Joliet Junior College. In 2005 I graduated from North Park University with a BS in Biology and a minor in chemistry. Throughout my schooling I have had the amazing opportunity to intern with the Shedd Aquarium, not once but twice! In their veterinary hospital I worked with beluga whales, penguins, exotic fish and more. Typical medical procedures like radiographs and blood draw become tricky when your patients are aquatic. I also studied the bahamian iguana and cataloged reef fish on Shedd’s research vessel in the Exhmas, Bahamas.
My plan was to become a veterinarian; working at PetVets to “get my foot in the door” I started as a kennel attendant. As my plans changed so did my role at PetVets. I owe a majority of my veterinary knowledge to the amazing veterinarians at PetVets, always willing to teach me. Dr. Cidon couldn’t get my foot out of the door now – even if she tried!
I am currently living every girl’s dream having married my childhood crush; we recently purchased our first home. We have a gorgeous boxer named Gus and two turtles. We are enjoying our family unit in our home, but cannot wait for our family to grow with furry and non-furry babies!