Our Careteam

Nichole

Veterinary Assistant

When Nichole first started working with animals, her main goals were simply to secure a job and enjoy what she was doing every day. It wasn’t long before her motivation became something entirely different: making a true, lasting difference in the lives of animals and the people who care for them! Nichole is happy to do just that as a member of the Omaha Animal Medical Group team.

Nichole is originally from Mead, Nebraska and started her animal-care journey at a local pet resort as a Kennel Assistant. Three years later, she was promoted to Assistant Manager! After working as a Veterinary Assistant for a brief time at another nearby hospital, Nichole joined the team here at Omaha Animal Medical Group and has been helping the pets and animal owners of the area ever since. She’s particularly fond of helping during surgeries, assisting with appointment scheduling, and doting on the clinic’s visiting dogs.

Nichole is engaged to her fiancé, Thomas, and currently lives in Wahoo with one pet of her own: Francis, a pesky but adorable long-haired cat. When she isn’t tending to pets’ needs here at the hospital or spending time with her family and Francis at home, Nichole enjoys painting and drawing; she’s won awards and has sold multiple pieces of work! She’s also an avid photographer and has even had her landscape photographs published in calendars.

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Paulette

Grooming Department Manager

Paulette has adored the company of animals for as long as she can remember—for most of her life, she’s been taking in stray creatures of all sorts. Paulette is the Grooming Department Manager at Omaha Animal Medical Group, and has been serving pets here for over 21 years!

Born and raised here in Omaha, Paulette’s veterinary journey began in 1985 when she took in a raggedy stray dog that she aptly named Rags. After taking Rags to the family veterinarian and getting him healthy again, Paulette began to seek training for the dog. Around the same time, a local community college started offering an obedience-training and grooming program. Rags did so well with his training that the pair began to compete—it didn’t take long for Paulette to sign up for the grooming course so that she could make Rags look his absolute best!

Within a few years, Paulette had opened her own home grooming, pet-sitting, and training business while she continued to show and breed dogs. When a former employee of Omaha Animal Medical Group informed Paulette that the clinic was looking for a groomer, she jumped at the chance! She’s been a member of the clinic family since the summer of 1993.

Paulette has two wonderful daughters and a son, and is also a proud grandparent to five grandchildren. In her time away from work, she still participates in many obedience competitions and showings with her dogs. Paulette also likes singing, listening to music, and giving her time to community service organizations.

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Christy

Head Receptionist

Although Christy always had a childhood dream of tending to pets in a veterinary clinic, she was working in the customer service field by the time she was in high school. She enjoyed an almost 20-year career with the Long John Silver’s franchise, but finally decided that she would like to try her hand in the animal-care world. Now, Christy has been serving the pets and animal owners of the area here at Omaha Animal Medical Group for 15 years!

An Omaha native, Christy signed up at another local animal clinic briefly before she saw an advertisement for Omaha Animal Medical Group. She sent in her resume, and fell in love with the facility, staff, and patients as soon as she interviewed in the fall of 2001. The rest is history—Christy has been here ever since! She’s especially fond of interacting directly with animals and their owners, and also enjoys handing out tasty treats to deserving pets.

Outside of work, Christy enjoys bicycling, home improvement, and organizing things around the house. She and her husband own Third Nail Creations, a small business that makes custom metal artwork and figurines. For Christy, the business is a great way to get her creative juices flowing!

Christy and her family live with four dogs—Kody, Cajun, Coloqhoun, and Cassidy—as well as a cockatiel named Frankie who enjoys yelling at the dogs when they get too close to his cage.

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