Nicky is the Head Nurse at Milton. Nicky was raised in the apple orchards and bluebell woods of Kent. She misspent her youth climbing trees, riding her battered bicycle and herding the cows in for Milking at the farm across the road, from her grandparents’ house.
After choosing a career and qualifying in Veterinary nursing, she utilised the opportunity to see other areas of England and has settled for now, in Cambridgeshire.
Nicky’s grandmother has always owned varied pets, cats, dogs, hamsters, goats, ponies and geese, which she gained some experience with as a child. Being exposed to a beef and dairy cattle farm and battery chicken farm, very close to my home, increased her interest in caring for animals and helping to improve their welfare.
She qualified in 1992, at Berkshire College of Agriculture, with a Certificate in Veterinary Nursing. Then after several years in general practice decided to diversify into Dentistry and Clinical Coaching.
She now holds a BVNA certificate in Veterinary Nurse Dentistry, which she decided to study, to help confront her fear of human dentists!
She is the only person in her family with an animal related profession, both her mother and elder sister, were both great Mathematicians and my brother an engineer, so that makes me the “Goofy one” in the family!
She has owned varied of pets over the years. She thinks she took after my grandmother, from dogs, cats, goldfish, hamsters and Ferrets. She also had a Harris Hawk on loan for two years due to an interest in falconry.
Due to her busy lifestyle, she currently has no pets.
Nicky has interests in mountaineering and hiking in the Lake District and other areas of the UK. She has definitely been bitten by the “peak bagger” bug!
Her most recent passion, is medieval re-enactments, including cooking, costume making and heavy combat with a sword and spear. So watch out if you see Nicky wielding a sword!