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Laura Nichols

Laura Nichols

DVM – Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Laura Nichols is originally from south Alabama. She has also lived in both Tennessee and Virginia prior to ending up in Maryland.

Dr. Nichols received her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Virginia State University. After graduation, she worked in multiple veterinary practices as a veterinary nurse before applying to veterinary school, gaining invaluable experience. She continued her career in animal health, and graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.

After graduation, Dr. Nichols completed a one-year rotating internship at Friendship Hospital for Animals, a 24-hour critical care facility in Washington, DC. She then stayed on staff at Friendship as an emergency care doctor before joining the team at Woodley Gardens Veterinary Care.

Dr. Nichols has special interest in preventative care, emergency medicine, and feline medicine.

Outside of work, Dr. Nichols enjoys attending concerts, hanging out with her husband and their various pets and reading a good book with a cat (or two) in her lap. She turned into an Auburn fan, much to the dismay of her dad (War Eagle!).

COVID-19 Update – Effective May 7th, 2020

Dear Woodley Gardens Veterinary Care Family,

With the new order issued by Governor Hogan, we are now able to resume full services again, including wellness visits and elective procedures such as spays, neuters, and dental cleanings. In order to keep our valued clients and caring team healthy and do our part in social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we will continue to follow our adjusted protocols for the hospital.

We will continue to only allow pets into the hospital. Clients will have the opportunity to Zoom video conference into their pet’s exam, or the doctor will call you on the phone after the doctor has completed the examination if you do not want to use Zoom. You may view the complete protocol here.

We already have rigorous cleaning protocols in place for the hospital, and we have increased the frequency of these cleanings as well. All team members wear masks and gloves, and also wash their hands following CDC recommendations with soap and water before and after each exam. Anyone feeling ill for any reason stays home, and all team member temperatures are taken prior to each shift. The additional measures taken are for the safety of our clientele and our team so that we can continue to serve the needs of our patients and our community that we love. We highly recommend for clients to wear masks and ask if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms to find your pet alternative transportation and alert staff that your pet is coming from a COVID-19 positive household. Thank you for your understanding.

Stay safe everyone!

The Team and Woodley Gardens Veterinary Care