Dr. Nicole Buch-McDaniel - Veterinarian


Dr. Nicole Buch-McDaniel grew up around the medical world-her mother is a nurse and her father is an orthopedic surgeon-but she always felt an obligation to advocate for those who can't speak for themselves.

Having been raised around the beloved family pets, Dr. Buch-McDaniel knew that she wanted to help animals through the power of medicine. A career as a veterinarian was the perfect fit!

Originally from Dallas, Dr. Buch-McDaniel earned her undergraduate degree at Oklahoma State University, working at a local veterinary office during summer and holiday breaks to gain real-world experience. To obtain her veterinary degree, she was called abroad to Scotland to study at the University of Glasgow's School of Veterinary Medicine. After her veterinary schooling, Dr. Buch-McDaniel returned to Dallas and signed on with an emergency clinic in the area, where she would remain for the next five years.

Dr. Buch-McDaniel started working part-time shifts here at Casa Linda Animal Clinic in February of 2019 after being "recruited" by a colleague. She ended up loving the staff, clients, and patients so much that she decided to become a full-time member of the family! Dr. Buch-McDaniel has been caring for the area's pets and animal owners here ever since, and she has special interests in orthopedic medicine and wound repair. Above all, she likes to see pets under her care be returned to their happy, healthy former selves.

Most of Dr. Buch-McDaniel's free time is spent preparing for her first child's arrival-she and her husband are expecting a baby boy very soon! She also likes to dabble in arts and crafts and has recently taken up painting. At home, Dr. Buch-McDaniel and her husband share their lives with a cat, Toph, and three loveable dogs: Nico, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi; Dolche the energetic and fluffy Pomeranian; and a mischievous Goldendoodle named Winnie.