Growing up, Dr. Gallinaro lived on a small horse farm surrounded by dogs, horses, bunnies, and a lot of wildlife. She says this sparked her interest in helping animals to begin with! Before becoming a doctor, Nicole worked as a volunteer at various animal services & hospitals. Dr. Gallinaro graduated from the University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine in Columbia, Missouri. At home, she has a 20 year old chestnut Quarter Horse, Red, who loves a good neck scratch! In her free time, she enjoys reading, running, and hanging out with friends and family. Dr. Gallinaro thoroughly enjoys getting to know her patients, as they all have different personalities. She loves that they are all special and different in their own way. Nicole is a huge asset to us, and we are so happy to have her here.