Nicole grew up riding and spent her junior years showing in equitation and jumpers on the East Coast circuit. While studying English and Psychology at the University of Vermont, she began training young horses. Nicole went on to ride professionally and ran a boarding, training and sales business in Shelburne, Vermont for several years. There she developed a love of rehabilitation and sports medicine, which led to her decision to return to school and become a veterinarian.
Dr. Jochec’s clinical interests include lameness, diagnostic imaging, hunter/jumper performance medicine and implementing complementary therapies such as acupuncture. She enjoys riding, skiing, hiking with her dogs and standup paddle surfing.
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