Featured Team Member, 2017/2018 Intern
Nicole Taurisano, DVM


At Brandon Equine Medical Center we help good veterinarians become great veterinarians through our internship program. Each summer, 2 to 4 hand-selected veterinarians begin a one-year rotation with Brandon Equine. During that year they work alongside our team of veterinarians and specialists to receive advanced training in all aspects of equine veterinary care. From preventative medicine to emergency surgery, Brandon Equine interns gain valuable skills that they can then take with them in their professional futures. We are proud of our internship program and greatly enjoy sharing our knowledge with, and being inspired by, the future of equine veterinary medicine.

We are excited to introduce you to the first of our 2017/2018 interns:
Nicole Taurisano, DVM

Dr. Nicole Taurisano graduated from St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine where she also obtained a Masters degree in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology, focusing on post-mortem bacteriology of streptococcal infections in marine mammals. She then completed 4th year clinical training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Her special interests are in critical care and internal medicine.

Dr. Taurisano considers herself a naturalist, having had the privilege of working with Mote Marine Laboratory, Florida Fish and Wildlife, and Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo during her training.

Having a passion for volunteering, Dr. Taurisano and has spent time in the countries of Grenada, Nicaragua, and Baja California, Mexico where she treated the horses in communities that have limited resources.

She has recently returned from a trip working at an equine therapy ranch in La Mision.

 In her free time, Dr. Taurisano enjoys yoga, photography, and the company of her two cats, Taboo and Fae.