Nichole Danova, DVM attended Michigan State University and earned both an undergraduate degree in Veterinary Medicine (1998) and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree (2000). After graduation she accepted a small animal medicine and surgery internship at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Raleigh. Once completing her internship, Danova was awarded a post-doctoral surgical fellowship position at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Veterinary Medicine in Madison. She remained in Madison to complete a three-year small animal surgical residency. Danova has extensive expertise and professional interests in cardiothoracic, orthopedic (including arthroscopy), and soft tissue (including oncologic) surgeries.
Danova worked in multi-specialty practices across the country before accepting a position in Northeastern PA as a surgeon/veterinary director/chief operating officer in 2008. She quickly realized the area was in need of advanced emergency and referral medicine, so she formed Veterinary Surgical Center (VSC) the following year. The Center functioned out of Johnson College’s Animal Care Center 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, which opened in Clarks Summit in 2010. In the past 10 years the facility has grown to include multiple departments and houses sophisticated diagnostic equipment and technology to diagnose and treat a wide array of conditions.
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. She enjoys spending free time with family and friends and shares her home with dogs Jada, Moss, Puck, and Stewart, and cats Agnes, Crush, Goat, and Stella. Whenever possible, she sails, skis, and road cycles. Danova is also is a qualified airplane pilot, having training in landings, instruments, and commercial/multiengine crafts.