Dr. Nikki is a 2003 graduate of the University of Illinois. She is a Pekin native and returned to the area to join PAH in August of 2008. She is a very active member of the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians. In addition to treating dogs and cats, Dr. Nikki has a strong background in exotic and zoo animal medicine and surgery. In her free time she does some work for the Peoria Zoo. She is also an avid runner and in 2012 she joined the St. Jude Memphis to Peoria runners and returned to run with them, again, in 2013. She shares her life with her son, their 2 Akitas Holly and Saint, their cats Autumn and Sophie and the house full of reptiles including their continuously growing African Spurred Tortoise, Blue, who enjoys spending her winters, and entertaining the staff at PAH!