Dr. Nicolette Polson-Meade, B.S. D.V.M. “Dr. Nicky”,
From the time I was 7 years old I have wanted to work with animals and become a veterinarian. My parents still talk about how adamant I was at such a young age knowing exactly what I was planning to do with my life. I attended LSU for both undergraduate and graduate studies receiving a B.S. in Animal Science and my doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. As I pursued my passion in and outside of school I have been more than blessed in my chosen career.
I love every aspect of working with animals and am fortunate to have such a wonderful support staff here at Animal Care Hospital. Building this office and becoming one of the AAHA Certified Hospitals in the area is one of my most proud achievements.
Currently, I most enjoy consulting with the owners on the best care for their pets regardless of the circumstance and setting down a plan of action to improve their pets and their own quality of life. I enjoy the challenges of internal medicine and dermatology and attend as many continuing education seminars as possible in these areas of medicine.
I grew up overseas and have moved several times during my life and have come to truly enjoy the Midwest and its changing seasons. I love to spend time outdoors and in the parks, throwing a frisbee for my Border Collie and letting my Lab chase squirrels. My favorite past time is to spend quiet time reading with one of my dogs sleeping across my legs especially when it’s snowing outside.
One important lessen I learned in 2020 was how much comfort pets can bring after a stay at home order. I give them all the credit for helping us maintain some sanity in this crazy world. In 2021 my goal is to continue to keep our essential pets happy and healthy, and hopefully play a few games of Mexican Dominos with my family.