Nichole Parand née Arbona graduated from The University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology before earning her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. While in school, Dr. Parand was a Lafeber Company student ambassador and assisted with various LafeberVet articles. In school, she was highly involved in research and primary authored a paper in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery on a common southern fungal disease (valley fever) in cats. She also performed research in Madagascar on critically endangered lemurs. Dr. Parand joined Irvington Pet Hospital and the VetnCare team in February 2021 and soon after became clinical director and partner. Nichole has a special interest in surgery and exotic animals, particularly pocket pets.
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