Nicole has been at CHAI since early 2022. She joined as a tech assistant and had a background working in boarding kennels for several years. She quickly advanced in her tech skills – especially phlebotomy – and can now be found doing just about anything in the clinic, from assisting with surgery to providing laser therapy to seeing appointments. Nicole’s favorite focus is working in the surgery department. Her favorite thing about working at CHAI is working with the tech team and getting to love on our sweet patients. When not at CHAI, Nicole loves going to music festivals and making arts, crafts, and clothing. She’s a world champion thrifter! At home, she has a cat named Binx and a chihuahua named Cheech. She’s currently fostering a rescued cattle dog named Koa.