Nicole joined the PVS family in 2001 after earning her degree and license in Veterinary Technology. She has special interests in surgery, physical rehabilitation and animal behavior. She lives in Bradford with her husband, David. She spends the winter reading, but enjoys working in her flower garden once the world warms. She is also active in the EMAC dog agility club.

Nicole has been adopted by four mixed breed dogs who have graciously agreed to be her agility partners. Sander is an old guy who has been her best friend since he was nine weeks old. He has taught her more about canine behavior than ten books could. Lo is a small dog with a huge heart. Despite life long health problems, she has an unsurpassable joy of life that infects the entire family. Choodle is a chihuahua/poodle mix who wormed her way into our home with her signature “paws in the air” dance. She may weigh just five pounds, but she totally rules her life and everyone else’s. And the newest addition is Lucien, a chihuahua/poodle mix.

Nicole and David also share there life with three cats, Maceo, Finley and Steely. The three boys were all adopted when they came into the hospital as strays.

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” ― Groucho Marx

“You never fail until you stop trying.” ― Albert Einstein