Dr. Nichole Hooper grew up in south Florida. She earned both her undergraduate and veterinary degrees at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Following graduation, she completed two internships, the first year in small animal medicine and surgery and the second in emergency and critical care medicine. Dr. Hooper then furthered her training with a three-year residency in emergency and critical care medicine. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, three cats and their dogs, Gus and Kai.