Born in Alberta but raised in the Gulf Islands on a horse farm, passion for animals has been with Nicola since she was little. Growing up, she always had a menagerie of pets, ranging from cats and dogs to chickens, ponies, Guinea pigs, and the occasional tree frog. Her interest in the medical field began with assisting equine veterinarians on her childhood farm. After moving to the USA in 2008, Nicola graduated college in 2013 with a Bachelors Degree in Animal Science and became a Certified Veterinary Technician. Nicola has always enjoyed having animals in her life and makes it her passion to ensure they have the best care and life possible. She currently with her partner and their young son, as well as their 2 cats Cedar and Mr. Kitty, and enjoys playground time with her son, as well as spending free time in the horse barn, gardening, baking or painting.