Science grad in the news: Vet student from Chemainus eager to return and practise at home

January 10, 2012 - 4:17am

By Niomi Pearson

Ladysmith Chronicle

Ever since she was a little girl, Katie Nicol always said she wanted to be a veterinarian when she grew up.

Five months into the veterinary medicine program at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine — University of Saskatoon, the Chemainus-raised student is realizing that dream and is eager to return and practise out of the home she grew up in.

“I have a pretty open mind — I can picture myself in either wildlife or small animal [medicine] at the moment,” she said. “Everyone tells you that you’re going to change by the time you’re in fourth year, so I’m scared to pick one.”

Nicol started the program Aug. 22 after finishing her bachelor’s degree in science at Vancouver Island University.

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