Nicole is part of our family. It’s hard to believe, but next to Kathy and I, she is our senior employee. It has been very rewarding to see Nicole not only develop into a great employee, but into a wonderful person.
— Dr. Mike

Nicole was born and raised in Santa Fe.  She started working with us in 1997 as a part-time kennel assistant after school.  As the years progressed, Nicole trained to become a veterinary assistant and is now our longest-term employee and part of the family.

“I feel very fortunate to be a part of the Smith Vet family,” Nicole says, “I have learned so much in the last 18 years, not only about veterinary medicine, but about life in general.  I feel like I wouldn’t be the person I am today if I never met Mike and Kathy.” In her free time, Nicole teaches Zumba class and loves to run.  She also enjoys spending time with her dog Jemma and her boyfriend.