Dr. Nicole Hancock
Florida State University
Western University of Health Sciences
Dr. Nicole Hancock was born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida. She had a passion for animals, their health, and their care from an early age. She spent her pre-veterinary career gaining experience through working in small animal and emergency clinics, volunteering with local shelters, and volunteering with a local facility to educate the public about native Florida wildlife.
After completing her veterinary degree, Dr. Hancock returned to her home state of Florida and has been practicing in the greater Orlando area since 2015.
One of her passions in veterinary medicine includes nurturing the human animal bond, preventative care, and educating clients in the care of their furry family members in order to maintain longer, healthier lives. Her special interests include but are not limited to veterinary dentistry, surgery, and preventative care. She has a passion to continue profession growth and education throughout her career to assist in the best care possible for her patients.
In her free time, she enjoys the local events and festivals within the Orlando area with her husband and son. They often spend the weekends hiking, canoeing, swimming, or just soaking up some of the Florida sunshine. In addition to her husband Ramin and son Lucian, Dr. Hancock also has three fur babies named Clifford, Temperance, and Chomper, and a turtle (aka Turtle Dude).
Dr. Maria Quiñones ¡Habla Español!
University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus
Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Quiñones (“Dr. Q” to her team) was born and raised in Ponce, Puerto Rico and later moved to Baton Rouge, LA to pursue her veterinary studies. Later, she relocated to Winter Springs, FL so she could join the Orlando Vets team. Her passion for animals and giving back to her community motivated Dr. Quiñones to become a veterinarian, along with the challenge of solving problems while also providing answers (and comfort) to pets and their families.
For Dr. Quiñones, the human connection and special relationship she has with each pet owner and patient are what she loves most about being a veterinarian. She also loves educating people and advocating for ideal pet wellness and a higher standard of care for pets. Each day, she is influenced by the unique relationships she forms with people and their pets, and has found that these relationships modify the way that she practices veterinary medicine. Dr. Quiñones never stops learning and looking for ways to improve.
Her professional interests include Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) and acupuncture, rehabilitation, dentistry, caring for pocket pets and exotics, behavior, and nutrition.
Outside of work, Dr. Quiñones has many hobbies, like making people laugh, Latin dancing (Salsa, Bachata, and Merengue), working out, hiking, kayaking, and being out in nature, going to theme parks, reading, and watching series/movies with her family. She has two lovable fur babies; a cat named Lichty and a dog named Merlin.