Nicole Howey, DVM

Dr. Nicole Howey grew up in Brandon, South Dakota. She began her love of animals at a young age, especially horses. She grew up competing horses in driving, Dressage, and Eventing. She continued to compete in Dressage throughout college. She completed her B.A. at Albion College, in Albion, Michigan majoring in cell biology and minoring in art. She then completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Iowa State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. Dr. Howey moved to northern Wisconsin where she spent two years working at a mixed animal practice focusing on small animal and equine medicine and surgery. She then moved to northern Arizona with Dr. Norman in June 2019, both working in Pinetop/Lakeside doing small animal and ambulatory equine practice. Her special interests include small animal orthopedic surgery, soft tissue surgery, and equine general practice. Dr. Howey brings her trusty companion Mia, the little border collie, with her on all the daily adventures. You might spot Mia around the clinic! In her spare time, Dr. Howey is always at the barn! She enjoys riding and competing in 3 Day Eventing with her horse Prince, an appendix thoroughbred. She also enjoys playing the violin, oil painting, and hiking.