New vet staying busy, having active year
By Tim Linscott, Editor
It has been a very busy six months for Nicole Hendricks.
In April she and Chad Hendricks wed and then shortly thereafter moved to Wallace.
In July she started as the new small animal vet at Perkins County Vet Hospital.
“It has been a crazy summer for me, for sure,” Hendricks said.
Perkins County is not a new location for Hendricks, as she is a Wheatland High School graduate, growing up north of Madrid.
“I’ve been gone for 10 years, so I am getting used to a new clinic and re-connecting with people I grew up with,” said the daughter of Dan and Roxie Hanson.
Hendricks attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for undergraduate studies and received her veterinary degree from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. She specializes in general small animal care and surgery and feline care.
After graduation Hendricks practiced in Kearney before receiving the chance to come back to the area.
She has been adding hours steadily at the clinic and will be working Wednesday through Saturday and is also available on-call. Hendricks will be working every Thursday, which is a new addition to the clinic.
The Perkins County Vet Hospital will be open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday.
In her free time Hendricks enjoys the outdoors, time on the lake, playing piano and spending time with her husband and pets, including a Boxer dog and two cats.