Dr. Jenifer Nix is originally from Normal Illinois. She had always had a love for creatures of all shapes and sizes since she was a small child, and has kept a menagerie of pets, ranging from dogs and cats, to rabbits, mice, hamsters, fish, and insects. She decided that she wanted to become a veterinarian at the age of four. From 6th grade through the end of high school, she participated in the Junior Zookeeper program at Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington Illinois. This was where she developed a love for exotic species.
Dr. Nix earned her Bachelor of Arts in biology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and her Bachelor of Veterinary Science from Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand. Since graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Nix has worked in small animal-exotics practice. Her interests include all aspects of exotic animal medicine, especially with aquatic species. She is currently a member of the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association (WAVMA) and the American Association of Fish Veterinarians (AAFV), and she loves to promote aquatic animal health and welfare by educating the public about good fish care.
Dr. Nix is obsessed with anything that has to do with fish, and she loves fishkeeping and going to aquarium shops and public aquaria. She also enjoys going to zoos, running, hiking, and watching Disney movies and nature documentaries. Her 3 fur-children include: Madeline, a chihuahua-terrier cross, and her brothers Nakoa and Makani, both guinea pigs.