Nikquel joined the assistant team in 2019, following the closure of the retail chain store, Shopko. After 7 years in retail, she was ready to re-enter the animal medical field having graduated from WSU with a Bachelors in Animal Science. Nikquel has always loved animals, having grown up around a vast variety including horses, dogs, cats, chickens, lizards and cows-the list goes on. Recently she has discovered a love for nano aquariums and keeps a variety of fish and aquarium invertebrates. In what spare time she has, she also enjoys spending time with her family, drawing and taking care of her assortment of furry, scaly and aquatic pets.