Dr. Nicole Stanclift’s parents are both professionals in the human healthcare field, and Dr. Stanclift was always inspired by the stories they would tell her. Since she’d adored pets since she was very young, she decided to combine her nurturing side with her passion for animal care. Now, Dr. Stanclift tends to the needs of pets and their owners every day as a licensed veterinarian!
A native of southern California, Dr. Stanclift attended California State University in San Bernardino for pre-medical biology, during which time she was able to satisfy her love of travel by studying abroad in Italy. She then continued on to veterinary school at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, living just around the corner from the historic Edinburgh Castle.After receiving her degree in veterinary medicine, Dr. Stanclift returned to southern California and joined the team here at Carlsbad Animal Hospital. She has special interests in preventative care, internal medicine, nutrition, and client education. Her favorite part of her workday is interacting with loving pet owners and their furry companions; participating in a team-wide effort to improve the lives of pets is extremely rewarding for her!Dr. Stanclift lives with her husband Michael, who works as a naturopathic doctor only minutes away from Carlsbad Animal Hospital, and a beautiful Norwegian Forest cat named Panda. In her time away from the clinic, Dr. Stanclift is fond of sharing a good meal with loved ones, cooking with her husband, swimming, practicing her photography skills, decorating with her travel photos, and spending time on the beach.