Dr. Nicole Paulden grew up in Bakersfield, California as a young girl with aspirations of one day becoming a veterinarian. Since her early childhood, Dr. Paulden had dreams of becoming a veterinarian and working with animals to provide a better quality of life. Her continued love of animals and science throughout her education motivated her and kept Dr. Paulden committed to fulfilling her childhood dreams, as she is proud to be one of our extraordinary veterinarians here at Stiern Veterinary Hospital. Some of Dr. Paulden’s professional interests include general medicine, surgery, and dentistry.
After completing her undergraduate education having studyied Animal Science at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, Dr. Paulden went on to further her education at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Having graduated in 2018, Dr. Paulden is excited to start her career with Stiern Veterinary Hospital, and feels it is great place for growth and is an incredible opportunity to work with amazing people and their pets.
"The most satisfying part of being a veterinarian is knowing that each day I get to care for animals and I am able to play a part in helping people take the best possible care of their pets." Dr. Paulden says.
At home, Dr. Paulden looks after her Husky mix named Hagen, whom she loves dearly. In her spare time, Dr. Paulden enjoys baking, traveling, reading, and hiking outdoors.