Skip to main content

Ep 27: Inside The World Of A Veterinary Technician with Nicole LaForest

Episode Details

On today’s show, I’m joined by Veterinary Technician, campaigner, and veterinary Instagram celeb Nicole LaForest.

Nicole is a co-owner, manager, and Licensed Veterinary Technician for Mayo Veterinary Services.

Away from her practice, Nicole is very active, serving as the president of the Washington State Association of Veterinary Technicians. She also campaigns to raise awareness, standards, and opportunities for vet technicians.

Her passion has attracted a large social media following where she chronicles her life in practice and her struggles with mental health.

Just before we jump into the episode here’s a quick word from today’s show sponsor the VetX: Thrive community.

If you are a young vet looking to find your feet in veterinary medicine, grow your confidence, and beat your inner imposter, then VetX: Thrive is for you.

A year-long membership of the community is available for just $275 and if you use the promo code ‘podcast’ then you will receive a further 10% discount.

Head to to redeem this offer and take control of your career.

In a virtual world where filters and selfies are the norms, Nicole’s brand of visceral story-telling stands out immensely.
Her edgy posts chronicle a journey off the beaten path, they are educational, engaging, and gritty. Displaying an authenticity and a rawness that scream’s ‘take me as I am, warts ‘n’ all’.

Nicole, it’s safe to say, is not afraid to call a spade a spade.

And so it was in our conversation where she left nothing on the field. We covered a lot of ground, with subjects as diverse as managing burnout, drug addiction, crazy clients, how she keeps a life working with her husband fun. So without further ado, it gives me huge pleasure to bring to you, my conversation with Nicole LaForest.

Leave a Reply