Dr. Niccole Bruno, our Chief of Staff, grew up in Queens, New York. She became interested in veterinary medicine at the age of 12 and would often feed the neighborhood stray dogs and cats. Shortly after, she began volunteering at an animal hospital in Hempstead, New York and her passion grew. She attended Tuskegee University graduating magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in Animal Science in 2002. She then went on to earn a DVM degree from Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2006.
Following vet school, Dr. Bruno completed a one year medicine and surgical internship at Long Island Veterinary Specialists. For 10 years she continued working in Long Island in high volume general practice hospitals. Her primary interests include endocrinology, renal disease, allergic management and veterinary dentistry.
Dr. Bruno enjoys mentorship and has done numerous speaking engagements to students in New York City and Long Island to promote veterinary medicine on behalf of Cornell Cooperative Extension Program. She has been nominated as Best of Long Island Veterinarian from 2013-2015. Leaving New York for a better quality of life, she relocated to Katy, Texas in April 2017. She is excited to be part of the team at Companion Animal Hospital.
In her spare time, Dr. Bruno enjoys watching football/binge watching television shows with her husband, spoiling her two-year-old son Cole, and traveling. She has two dogs – Fendi, a 15-year-old Peke-poo, and Jimmy, a Shih-Poo.