Nicole Petschauer, DVM

Nicole Petschauer, DVM, with white medium-sized dogSenior Veterinarian

Nicole Petschauer, DVM, is the senior veterinarian for Best Friends in Los Angeles. Dr. Petschauer oversees the medical program for Best Friends animals at both the Mission Hills and NKLA pet adoption centers. She started her career with Best Friends at the Mission Hills location as the clinic and spay/neuter veterinarian in 2014, and became the senior veterinarian on staff in 2016.

Dr. Petschauer graduated from Western University of Health Sciences in 2009 with a doctor of veterinary medicine degree. Before joining Best Friends, she worked in private practice for four years, and spent a year and a half as a high-volume, high-quality, low-cost spay/neuter veterinarian.

Dr. Petschauer is passionate about animal welfare and the Best Friends hospice foster program, and she has a special interest in surgery and shelter medicine.