Nichole grew up in the mountains of western Virginia. As a child she always wanted to be an equine veterinarian. She began her journey in veterinary medicine when she moved to Charlotte in high school, caring for pets in a boarding kennel. It soon became clear that her calling was to be a veterinary assistant. Since 1996 she has mastered every position in the hospital and has been an excellent veterinary assistant for the last 16 years. She is particularly skilled in working with cats. Her favorite areas of medicine are surgery and radiology. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding, camping, and fishing. She currently lives with her fiancé, Jon, and her son, Nathan. They have 4 terriers, LuLu, Big Head, Luke and Charlie, a cat named Anakin Skywalker, and 2 horses, Moonshine and JJ.