Nichole Danova, DVM attended Michigan State University and earned both an undergraduate degree in Veterinary Medicine and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree. After graduation she accepted a small animal medicine and surgery internship at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Raleigh. Following the internship, she was awarded a post-doctoral surgical fellowship position at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Veterinary Medicine in Madison in the Orthopaedic Research Labratory. Dr. Danova remained in Madison to complete an additional three-year small animal surgical residency.
After working in multi-specialty practices across the country, Dr. Danova accepted a veterinary director/chief operating officer position in Northeastern PA in 2008. Quickly realizing the area lacked an advanced emergency and referral medicine facility, she formed Veterinary Surgical Center (VSC) the following year. VSC functioned out of Johnson College’s Animal Care Center in Scranton before its explosive growth prompted a new location. In order to best serve the pet parents of the region, she created the facility we know today: Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Clarks Summit. For over 10 years the facility has continued to grow, having added several referral departments to serve the community. The facility also houses sophisticated diagnostic equipment to diagnose and treat a wide array of conditions.
Dr. Danova’s surgical interests include general soft tissue (including cardiothoracic,) onccologic procedures, and general orthopaedics (including arthroscopy.) Research and publications include fatigue and pelvic fractures, cranial cruciate disease, and gastrointestinal tumors. She has also written textbook chapters discussing surgery on the female reproductive system and surgery of the nose and nasopharynx.
Dr. Danova is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Orthopaedic Research Society, North America Women’s Business Owners, Circle 200, Animal Rescue Flights, and Pilots ‘n Paws. Obviously an animal lover, she shares her home with dogs Jada, Moss, Puck, and Stewart, and Poppy along with cats Agnes, Crush, Goat, and Stella. Whenever possible, she enjoys sailing, skiing, and road cycling. Danova is also is a qualified airplane pilot and has training in commercial and multiengine crafts.