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Pam Nichols

Dr. Pam Nichols
Founder & CEO

Pamela Nichols, DVM, (aka Dr. Pam) is the Founder and CEO of DR PAM ENTERPRISES LLC, a suite of businesses providing compassionate solutions to today’s pet parents. She is humbled and honored to have received 11 (as of 2021) UTAH BEST OF STATE awards in the veterinary and pet care industry. Dr. Pam proudly serves as the President of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). She is an outdoor enthusiast: put her on skis (water or snow) or on a horse and she is content. She is also one of three generation of women pilots; a mom to Elaine; and a pet parent to Charlotte and Luna. Her favorite quote: “you cannot spell compassion without passion.”

Cassandra Eakins

Dr. Cassandra Eakins
Associate Veterinarian

Cassandra Eakins, DVM, (aka Dr. Cassie) was born and raised in southwestern Utah, where she received her undergraduate degree in Zoology from Southern Utah University. She went on to receive her DVM as a member of the inaugural class of the Utah State University’s veterinary program in partnership with Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, she moved to The Woodlands, Texas (near Houston) where she practiced at a small animal clinic and worked with several large rescue organizations in that area. When she’s not loving your pets, you can find her outside: jogging, hiking, boating, or camping, or—funnily enough—inside: baking, cooking, reading, or writing. She and her husband, Kyle, have five furry babies (three cats and two dogs), and one adorable human baby.

Lauren Michaud

Dr. Lauren Michaud
Associate Veterinarian

Lauren Michaud, DVM, (aka Dr. Lauren) attended veterinary school through Utah State University’s veterinary program in partnership with Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She has known Dr. Pam since completing a high school internship at her veterinary practice, an experience that further solidified Dr. Lauren’s lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, backpacking, skiing, climbing, mountain biking, and anything else that gets her outside! Especially if her energetic pup, Plum, can join in the fun. Dr. Lauren also has two senior citizen Treeing Walker Coonhounds, Grace and Cash, which she adopted 10 years ago. Dr. Lauren is looking forward to establishing life-long relationships with the patients and clients of Animal Care Daybreak.

Sarah Sykes

Dr. Sarah Sykes

Sarah Sykes, DVM, (aka Dr. Sarah) obtained her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. Dr. Sarah joined Animal Care Daybreak in January 2023. Prior to joining the ACD team, Dr. Sarah completed a surgery internship with Granite Veterinary Specialists/Veterinary Orthopedic Services, practiced small animal medicine and surgery at a private practice in Utah County, and emergency medicine and surgery at MedVet. Dr. Sarah's professional interests include small animal surgery and supporting the human animal bond. Dr. Sarah is also an avid supporter of local animal shelters and frequently assists with specialty surgery for shelter pets. Outside of work, Dr. Sarah enjoys skiing, hiking, camping, traveling and spending time in nature with her two dogs Hemi and Canyon. 

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