Nicole Bertolini, DVM
Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine, Class of 2018
Why Emergency Medicine:
I have always been a fast paced, on-the-go, type of person. Even when I was just starting in the veterinarian profession as a technician at 16 years old, I have always loved the walk-in emergency cases. I enjoy helping these patients and clients in their time of need and being able to diagnose and treat their furry loved ones. With emergency cases you are always on your toes, and I can use all the skills I was taught in school to save the lives of these pets, which is incredibly fulfilling.
Get to know me
If I were a superhero, my superpower would be:
Teleportation! Like I said, I am an on-the-go type of person and would love to pop in and out of wherever I want, whenever I want! I prefer the destination, not the journey.
What are you happiest doing when you’re not working:
You will find me at the indoor climbing gym, doing a spin class, traveling the world, or enjoying a beautiful sunny day outside with my four-legged best friend, Tucker.
What has been the most rewarding part of your career/position?
Bringing peace to owners in times of high anxiety and stress. No one ever wants to bring their pet to the emergency room; it is never for a happy puppy or kitten visit. They are there because something is wrong with their companion, and I get to comfort them through this difficult time. Of course, I am also fulfilled by healing these sick pets so they too can go home and enjoy beautiful sunny days with their owners.
The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is:
If the hard days or cases no longer affect you, your heart is no longer in it. It’s time to take a break for self-reflection.