Dr. Nicole Socie attended Canisius College in Biology and Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation in 2013. While receiving her Bachelor of Science, she spent much of her time volunteering at the local SPCA as a Wildlife Medical Care Specialist and Rabbit Enrichment Volunteer. In 2018, she also worked on a dairy goat farm where she assisted in birthing dystocia and goat kid health.
Providing care to goats and shelter rabbits, and rehabilitating and releasing sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife grew her love for creatures of all sizes - big and small. In 2019 her passion for international aid in animal health took her all the way to New Delhi, India where she provided veterinary care at the Sanjay Ghandi Animal Care Centre, spays and neuters at the Stray Dog Sterilization Hospital, and joint and foot-care for retired working elephants at the Wildlife SOS Elephant Hospital. In 2021, she fulfilled her childhood dream and received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College. She’s happy to be back in her hometown!
Outside of work, she enjoys hiking (her favorite hike is Bruce Peninsula) and spending time with her family. She has a cat named Two Spots who loves the outdoors and sleeping while she gardens.
“The most rewarding part of being a family care veterinarian is being able to follow you and your pet on your journey together, giving you the tools to understand your pet, and providing the care your pet deserves to live a long and happy life. I’m excited to devote my knowledge, experience, skills, and energy into the treatment and well-being of your furry family members!”