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Authority Vet was created to help pet owners understand some of the common questions they may have while their pet ages. Some of these questions will need to be answered by a veterinarian at a clinic. You can find a local veterinarian by using our Find A Vet page.

Our content is written by qualified vet techs who have actual experience and work in veterinary medicine on a daily basis.

Meet Heather Nokes

Heather Nokes, Vet Tech

I have been in the animal welfare field professionally for over 6 years now. First, as a kennel attendant, then as a veterinary assistant, now as a shelter adoptions and matchmaking counselor. I am passionate about the well-being of small animals, mainly cats and dogs, and teaching the public about how to care for them. They enrich our lives, the least we can do is make theirs the best they can be!


  • Associate of Arts from Lord Fairfax Community College; 2012
  • Bachelor of Arts from Christopher Newport University; 2014
  • Associate of Science in Veterinary Technology from Penn Foster; in progress
  • Dog Trainer/Instructor Career Diploma from Penn Foster; in progress


  • 2015-2016: Kennel Attendant (SPCA of Winchester/Frederick County)
  • 2016-2019: Veterinary Assistant (The LifeCentre, Leesburg)
  • 2019-Current: Veterinary Assistant (Linden Heights Animal Hospital)
  • 2020-Current: Volunteer Blog Contributor (Humane Society of Loudoun County)
  • 2021-Current: Adoption and Matchmaking Counselor (Animal Welfare League of Arlington) should be used for informational purposes only and should not be used for medical advice. Always consult veterinarian’s advice. The information provided here is not a substitute for professional medical advice. The authors, editors, producers or sponsors shall have no liability, obligation, or responsibility to any person or entity for any loss, damage or adverse consequences alleged to have happened directly or indirectly as a result of material on this site. Please consult with your veterinarian for all matters related to your pet’s health.
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