Meet the Team

Animal Care Coordinator

Nikita has been around dogs, horses and cats for her entire life and intends to keep it that way!

She graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biological Sciences and Psychology, specialising in animal behaviour and psychology – specifically canines. She is now studying for her honours in biology with a focus in animal behaviour. 

Nikita owns a border collie X blue heeler who she is training in agility and obedience.

When Nikita’s not at Central Bark or university, you will find her volunteering at the University of Auckland's Clever Canines lab studying the evolutionary relationship between dogs and humans, and the nature of Canine intelligence.