Dr. Nugent graduated from the University of Illinois with her bachelor's degree in animal science. She chose to stay in Champaign-Urbana and completed her veterinary degree at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Nugent met her husband at college and last summer welcomed a beautiful daughter. She is committed to providing excellent care for pets and encouraging a strong emphasis on preventive care. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, visiting with the Mothers of Preschoolers group at church and catching up on a good book or TV show. Dr. Nugent has two pets, a cat named Scrubbles and a dog, Oskee.