Episode 14: You Need To Be 101% Committed, with Dr. Nichole Danova



Dr. Nichole Danova attended Michigan State University where she completed her Doctoral Veterinary Medicine degree in 2000. She completed an internship with an emphasis in surgery at North Carolina State University. Dr. Danova then spent one year as a surgical research fellow in the Comparative Orthopaedic Research Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin, and remained to complete a three-year Small Animal Surgical Residency.

Dr. Danova was a staff surgeon in multi-specialty practices in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and the Philadelphia area before joining a referral hospital in Northeastern Pennsylvania as a surgeon, veterinary director and chief operating officer in July, 2008. In December 2009, Dr. Danova established the Veterinary Surgical Center. VSC quickly grew and was expanded into the Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center, which opened in South Abington Twp., Pennsylvania in May, 2010.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Why Nichole is very proud of her veterinary hospital
  • The story of how Nichole won her Porsche in a raffle (and named it Lola)
  • Why people will be there when you need them if you’re there when they need you
  • How Nichole learned as a kid that the world revolved around money and the decisions she’s made in her life because she learned that
  • Why Nichole decided to be 101% committed to becoming a surgeon
  • Why she chose to work with animals instead of humans and where the passion for surgery came from
  • Nichole’s experiences losing money on real estate and men
  • Why starting her own business was the best financial decision Nichole ever made
  • Why if you pick the right people and do good work — everything else will follow
  • How Nichole decided she needed and ultimately found the people she needed for the business side of her business
  • Situations that Nichole has run into when hiring
  • The influential women in Nichole’s life
  • Why Nichole absolutely sees retirement in her future — and what she thinks that will look like
  • What keeps Nichole busy outside the day-to-day of her hospital
  • What Nichole does to protect her future

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