Nicole graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2005. As she had enjoyed her emergency clinic placements while at university, she immediately commenced an internship in emergency and critical care at Animal Accident and Emergency in Melbourne. She attained membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Emergency and Critical Care in 2010. In 2011, Nicole commenced her Residency in Emergency and Critical Care at Animal Accident and Emergency under the supervision of Dr Trudi McAlees. Having completed her residency training, she is currently preparing to sit her Fellowship exams to become a specialist in Emergency and Critical Care.
Nicole also worked in the Pet Intensive Care Unit at Veterinary Specialist Services/Animal Emergency Service in Brisbane for a year and has now returned to Melbourne to work as an Emergency and Critical Care Consultant at the Animal Referral Hospital in Melbourne. Nicole’s special interests include septic/SIRS patients, mechanical ventilation and trauma patients. She has presented at conferences in Australia and has been published in peer-reviewed journals on the topics of mechanical ventilation, lactate measurements in cats and red-bellied black snake envenomation.
In her spare time, Nicole enjoys spending time with her husband Dave (who luckily is also an animal lover!) and her menagerie of animals including two dogs, two guinea-pigs, a cockatiel and two rainbow lorikeets.