Nicole graduated from Unitec in 2007 with a Diploma of Veterinary Nursing and has recently changed to part-time nursing so that she can pursue a Bachelor of Science at Massey University.

Not long after graduating from Unitec, Nicole gained full-time employment in small animal practices here in New Zealand and overseas in the land of her birth, Canada, but because she was brought up as a kiwi she could not stay away from New Zealand for too long. She also had the very lucky opportunity to work at Auckland Zoo as a nurse and Keeper.

Nicole has had a lifelong interest in animals of all types and enjoys being able to work alongside respected and knowledgeable veterinarians and fellow nurses to treat those in need.

Nicole is passionate about the environment and spends her days off work in the NZ bush with conservation groups like Forest and Bird and DoC.