Dr. Brittani Nickens was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. Her love for animals was apparent as a young child. At the early age of five, her destiny was already set and she was determined to be a veterinarian. To achieve that goal, Dr. Nickens attended Penn State University (State College) where she earned a B.S. degree in Animal BioScience. Following graduation, she was accepted to Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine, where she graduated Magna cum laude with a doctorate degree in veterinary medicine. Dr.
Nickens continued her training at Garden State Veterinary Specialists in New Jersey, where she completed a one-year small animal medicine/surgery rotating internship. Dr. Nickens also worked as a relief veterinarian in Philly before moving to Las Vegas, Nevada to work in general/emergency medicine. Dr. Nickens relocated to Northern VA in 2017, and has worked as an associate, shelter, and relief veterinarian, while also opening her own part time house call veterinary practice.
Dr. Nickens lives in Southern Maryland with her two dogs, Coco and Keno, and two cats, Topaz and Brie. In her spare time, Dr. Nickens enjoys riding her bicycle, attending gym training/fitness classes, dining out, traveling, attending music and sporting events, playing basketball, enhancing her knowledge through continuing education, and spending time with family and friends.