Dr. Nicole Buote received her DVM from Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. She then completed a rotating internship at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston and a surgical internship at the Dallas Veterinary Surgery Center. Dr. Buote then completed a surgery residency at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. After residency, Dr. Buote worked in private practice in southern California, as a staff surgeon and then the Chief of her department. She joined Cornell University in 2020 as an Associate Professor of Soft Tissue Surgery in the Department of Clinical Sciences. Her research focuses on the minimally invasive surgery for animals and interventional radiologic techniques. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and the founder of the Association of Women Veterinary Surgeons.