Nicole Rous

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Hawthorn East, Victoria
Bachelor of Science BSc (Hons)
Bachelor of Veterinary Science BVSc (Hons)
Certificate of Aromatherapy for Pets
Member of the Centre of Integrative Veterinary Therapies
12 years as a reproduction veterinarian at Monash Veterinary Clinic
Owner of Mont Albert Veterinary Surgery 2021-

@drnicolerous instagram
@shytigerhealth instagram and tik tok
Combining mainstream veterinary medicine with natural alternatives
Use of essential oils with pets
Female entrepreneur
Essential oils
Employee mental health
Mental health of pets
Family life
I was destined to be a vet from the age of 6 and never swayed from that passion, maintaining a strong work ethic despite losing my dad suddenly at the start of her final year of school. Taking the long road to get in to vet school, I graduated at the tender age of 27! Through my career I initially worked in small animal reproduction then following my first child, took a pivot and developed a passion for natural health. I took further studies in aromatherapy and in 2020 launched Shy Tiger, a natural animal health and lifestyle brand for pets. This brand came out of frustration from not being able to source my clients trusted natural alternatives for their pets. With a 100% natural toothpaste being our biggest seller, I enjoy combining education with quality natural products to help pet parents help their pets live their best lives. Now a mum of two humans and two furs, alongside my husband Max, who recently gave up a successful career to join me, own both Mont Albert Vets and Shy Tiger.