Dr. Pam Nichols, owner of Animal Care Center, Utah Dog Park and K-9 Rehab Center since 1999 698 W. 500 S., West Bountiful | 801-294-5960 | utahanimalcare.com

Dr. Pam Nichols, “Dr. Pam” to her clients, founded the Animal Care Center in 1999. Since then, her practice has expanded to include canine physical therapy (K-9 Rehab Center), and Utah’s premier dog and cat daycare and cage-less boarding facility (Utah Dog Park).Dr. Pam Nichols, “Dr. Pam” to her clients, founded the Animal Care Center in 1999. Since then, her practice has expanded to include canine physical therapy (K-9 Rehab Center), and Utah’s premier dog and cat daycare and cage-less boarding facility (Utah Dog Park). Increasing from one business with one doctor and four employees, to three businesses with three doctors and thirty employees, she looks forward to continued growth. This year, she intends to expand her practice from Davis County to Salt Lake City.

Nichols now shares her practice with two fantastic women; Dr. Kara Tassone and Dr. Verona Scheurich. Together they provide services on the cutting edge of veterinary medicine. Running the gamut from minimally invasive laproscopic surgery, to acupuncture, to chemotherapy, Dr. Pam prides herself on ensuring that every four-legged family member has access to the best possible medical and surgical care.

Nichols, Tassone, Scheurich and their staff are always seeking better ways to take care of pets. For example, K-9 Rehab Center provides orthopedic post-surgerical care, assists with weight loss for arthritic animals, and proves invaluable in obtaining the best performance from canine athletes. “Quality and state-of-the-art healthcare for pets extends and enhances their lives,” says Nichols. “A laparoscopic spay is far safer, less painful and has a much shorter recovery period. Stem cell therapy can add life to an old dog’s years. Physical therapy relieves pain.” The secret to Nichols success, and the continued growth of her businesses, is that she loves her job. “Since I can remember, I have wanted to be a veterinarian,” says Nichols, “I adore what I do, and I love working with people who are as passionate about this calling as I am.”