Nicole Dielo, DVM, Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Dielo was born in New Jersey and graduated from Stamford High School in 1996. She then attended Dartmouth College where she became a player and devoted fan of the game of rugby. She then moved to Florida where she graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. Dr. Dielo completed an internship in San Diego at the VCA Emergency Animal Hospital and Referral Center in 2006. After her internship she moved north to Orange County, California where she spent 5 years at the Westminster Veterinary Group before deciding to move back to the Connecticut to be closer to family and friends. She resides in Stratford with her dog Friday and cats Puppy and Tangent.
Dr. Dielo’s special interest in exotic animals and acupuncture has been a driving force throughout veterinary college, internship training, and clinical practice. During her time at the Westminster Veterinary Group she has performed medicine and surgery all species of birds, reptiles, wildlife and small exotic mammals including ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats and others. She invites you to bring in your exotic pet to discuss husbandry recommendations (diet, lighting, environment) and for a physical exam to detect any underlying problems to help keep your exotic companion healthy for many years to come.
Dr. Dielo has trained with Dr. Xie of the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) during her time in Florida, and she completed the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society course, internship hours and case report to become I.V.A.S. certified in 2010. Dr. Dielo has treated a wide range of conditions with acupuncture including arthritis, spinal injury, skin lesions, liver disease, seizures any many other conditions. Acupuncture has been shown to relieve pain, improve nerve function, increase blood flow, release naturally occurring hormones and chemicals, and to help the body heal itself. Acupuncture can be used for all types of animals including dogs, cats and exotic pets and it can be integrated with standard Western diagnostics and treatments.