Nikola joined the Daisy Hill Veterinary Clinic team in September 2020 after pursuing her veterinary nursing training through the Animal Industry Resource Centre (AIRC). Since then, she has completed 18 months clinical experience in veterinary practice and has a passion for surgical and emergency veterinary nursing.
Nikola’s affinity with animals developed as a 6-year-old when she regularly enjoyed visits to a family friend’s farm. Nikola’s love for animals continued to grow as she was drawn to the country-side, volunteering on various farms while growing up.
She followed her dream to pursue a career working with animals and is thrilled to be now working at Daisy Hill Vet, a team she describes as genuinely kind, where the patients and clients always come first.
Particular veterinary nursing memories in her career so far that stand out include; saving a pygmy goat that was attacked by a dog, as well as assisting with surgery on a dog who had eaten a bone covered in gladwrap which had lodged in the small intestine. Nikola loves the exciting nature of the veterinary work.
Nikola’s outside interests include training at least 3 times per week for the Women’s Premier League Soccer team, as well as competing in mixed basketball and rugby tournaments. No doubt her endurance training for the sports she excels in will compliment the fast-paced nature of veterinary practice.
Nikola absolutely loves the beach and this is where you will find her, often with her 3 dogs ‘Buddy’, the Tibetan Mastiff cross German Shepherd, ‘Jager’ a long-haired German Shepherd and ‘Kaiser’, a short-haired German Shepherd. As you can see, Nikola has a particular love for German Shepherds! In addition to her dogs, Nikola also keeps her two pet Belted Galloway steers that she hand-reared called ‘Angus’ and ‘Wilbur’ on the 30-acre property in Mount Cotton where she lives, as well as chickens and geese.
Nikola’s ability to keep a positive morale in the clinic and aiming to assist other staff members wherever she can make her an extremely valued member of the team and we welcome her whole-heartedly.