Nicole Del Pino, DVM


Dr. Nicole Del Pino is a small animal veterinarian practicing in San Diego, CA. She was born and raised in Upstate NY where her love of animals and wildlife started.

She received her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences from Cornell University and went on to get her DVM at Colorado State University. During her time in veterinary school, she was recognized by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine for outstanding knowledge and clinical ability in internal medicine. After graduation, she began working at a mixed animal and exotics practice in Oregon prior to moving to California where she started working in small animal practice.

She has an interest in community outreach programs, surgery and education. She has worked with a variety of species such as raccoons, skunks, reptiles, reindeer, goats and has volunteered internationally in Panama with a primate rehabilitation center. Additionally, she is one of the veterinary leads for the Street Dog Coalition in downtown San Diego. The Coalition provides veterinary care to companion pets who belong to people experiencing homelessness.

At home, Nicole spends time with her furry friends Mrs. Puff the pit bull and Paul the cat! If she were to pursue an alternative career, it would have been professional snowboarding. Now that she is living closer to the ocean, she roller skates at the boardwalk and is learning to surf. Nicole and her partner just started sailing courses and have goals of sailing internationally!