Nicole Buote, DVM, DACVS, Veterinary Specialist
Dr. Nicole Buote has been on staff at VCA West Los Angeles since 2010. She obtained her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. She completed a one year rotating internship at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts and then pursued a specialty surgical internship at the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center in Texas in 2006. In 2009 she completed her surgical residency from The Animal Medical Center in New York and was awarded Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2010.
Dr. Buote practices soft tissue, orthopedics and neurosurgery but her special interests are in minimally invasive procedures including laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, and arthroscopy. Dr. Buote also has a strong interest in clinical research and has published in textbooks and scientific journals the field of small animal surgery, on topics including gallbladder disease, cruciate (knee) stabilization, Vacuum assisted closure for abdomens, and laparoscopy. Dr. Buote also enjoys lecturing and teaching at national conferences.
Dr. Buote’s human family includes her husband, Dr. Nathan Peterson, the head of the Critical Care Department at VCA West LA, and her son William who joined them in 2011. Her four-legged family consists of 3 cats named Buddy, Kismet, and Number 3. During her spare time, she enjoys photography and travelling.
Dr. Buote is available for consultation Wednesdays and Fridays and performs surgery on Thursdays and Saturdays. To reach Dr. Buote or her assistant Bo, please email them at Nicole.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310-473-2951.