Niccole Vereen, DVM
Chief of Staff
Dr. Niccole Bruno, works as Chief of Staff of Companion Animal Hospital in Spring, TX. She grew up in Queens, New York and became interested in veterinary medicine at the age of 12. Dr. Bruno would often feed the neighborhood stray dogs and cats. Shortly after, she began volunteering at an animal hospital and her passion grew. She attended Tuskegee University graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor's degree in Animal Science in 2002. Thereafter, she went on to earn a DVM degree from Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2006.
Following veterinary school, Dr. Bruno completed a one-year medicine and surgical internship at Long Island Veterinary Specialists. For 11 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. Now that she has settled in Texas, she is looking to resume her work in mentorship and work to improve the pipeline for students of color to enter veterinary medicine.
In her spare time, Dr. Bruno enjoys watching football/binge watching television shows with her husband, spoiling her two children Cole and Addison, and traveling. She has one dog – Jimmy, a Shih-Poo she rescued as a puppy.