Nicole spent her youth in the mountains of Mt. Shasta, California. After attending the College of the Siskiyous, she transferred to the University of California at Davis earning her B.S. in Animal Science, specializing in Equine Science and Captive & Companion Animals in March 2004. Immediately after graduating she moved to San Luis Obispo and began working as a Veterinary Nurse at Animal Care Clinic. She has had many animals over the years including dogs, horses and raising 4-H lambs. Nicole absolutely loves anything having to do with the outdoors. She especially loves hiking, camping, backpacking, skiing, traveling everywhere and riding and training horses. In 2005, she accomplished her goal of summiting Mt. Shasta (a technical 14,162 miles high). Nicole earned her Registered Veterinary Technician license in October 2006. She aims to continue learning her trade and is interested in anesthesia, leadership, communication and teaching. One of Nicole ™s projects has been the making and designing of the Animal Care Clinic website.  She has also taken Animal Care Clinic into the world of social media.