Nicole LaForest

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Nicole LaForest is a locum licensed veterinary technician in the Greater Seattle Area and has over 11 years of experience working in veterinary medicine, 8 years of that time in specialty medicine. A transplant from New York, Nicole has honed her technical skills in the Emerald City having graduated from Penn Foster College with an associate’s degree veterinary technology. To further herself as a patient advocate, Nicole went on to graduate with her bachelor’s degree in human healthcare management, and then received her master’s degree in Global Health Epidemiology. Nicole also works as a registered veterinary technician in California, and is a registered veterinary nurse in the UK as well as Australia and New Zealand.

When not working in surgery, you can find Nicole lending her expertise as a private consultant in the veterinary industry and public health community; both in the US and abroad. She spends much of her free time writing content for publication, lecturing on a variety of topics, and on social media, where you can find her on Instagram and Facebook at @veterinarytechnicians, and @nicolethevettech on TikTok. Outside of work, Nicole is an avid traveler and takes great pleasure in working to live to her fullest. Reading, cooking, thrill-seeking and shopping are ways Nicole practices self-care, which are activities she ensures are included in her everyday life.

We are very happy to have her on board as an expert in the veterinary field for our courses and VPNextGen masterclasses.



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