Dr. Nicole Rickard 1972-2020

Nicole Rickard Memorial Fund – April 18, 2020

The Nicole Rickard Memorial Fund has been established. Gifts to support Dr. Rickard’s husband and two children can be made payable to the “Nicole
Rickard Memorial Fund” and mailed to:

Bay Coast Bank
c/o Nicole Rickard Memorial Fund
330 Swansea Mall Drive
Swansea, MA 02777

As donations will be mailed directly the bank, we are unfortunately unable to write handwritten thank you notes as we would prefer. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Messages of sympathy and condolences may still be sent directly to our office.

April 11, 2020

To all our Chase Farm Family,

I wanted to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for your support and heartfelt sympathy in our devastating loss of Dr. Rickard. The loss will have ripple effects forever. But I also wanted to share how grateful her family is for the ways in which you are offering your kind words and beautiful testimonies of Dr. Rickard’s impact in your lives. This great outpouring and sharing will help us to grieve and heal. So, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

I also wanted to update our community. We are establishing a Memorial Fund and we will share that information shortly so that donations in her memory can go to her husband and children. And when we can all be together, we will gather and celebrate her beautiful life and cherished memories.

Thank you all for taking the time to care for us.

With love and gratitude,
Dr. Jean Pitciarn

Dr. Nicole Rickard – a compassionate friend, a selfless caregiver, and a loving wife & mother.

Dear Chase Farm Community,

I write you today with a heavy heart. It is with deep sadness I inform you that Dr. Nicole Rickard passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at home. For many of us, myself included, this a significant loss to our Chase Farm family, in an already fearful time.

Dr. Rickard joined our team in 1998. As a Senior Veterinary Associate, she provided extraordinary care for thousands of patients and their families over her twenty-two-year career. She was more than just a phenomenal veterinarian. Dr. Rickard was a compassionate friend, a selfless care-giver, and a loving wife & mother. Our community will be forever changed by her presence in our lives.  The world has lost an exceptional person. Her life will forever have an impact on our own lives. May we, who were so lucky to know Nicole, honor her life, devotion to her community, and memories in the ways we choose to show up every day.

We know many of you have been privileged to be cared for by Dr. Rickard. Messages of condolence for Dr. Rickard’s family may be sent to our office and addressed as follows:

Chase Farm Veterinary Hospital
In memory of Dr. Rickard
35 Ventura Drive
Dartmouth, MA 02748

In lieu of flowers, opportunities for donations and memorial gifts will be forth coming.

In my own Christian tradition, we are entering the season of Easter. My hope and prayer for all of us is that we live into the promise that life is changed and not ended.

With Sympathy and Love,

Dr. Jean Pitcairn