About Dr. Nicole Finazzo
DVM, cVMA, CVSM
Dr. Nicole Finazzo was born and raised on Long Island, NY. She grew up riding, and at the age of 12 acquired a green 4 year-old Thoroughbred that she trained up to 1.25-meter jumpers. She competed both locally and regionally on the USEF A-rated circuit. She split her high school weekends between horse showing and volunteering at Pal-O-Mine, a therapeutic riding center.
Dr. Finazzo enrolled at Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences where she graduated cum laude in 2010 with majors in both Animal Science and Natural Resources. Throughout her college career she continued riding competitively and was a member of the Cornell Intercollegiate Horse Show Association varsity team.
Dr. Finazzo remained in Ithaca for veterinary school and graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. During her time at Cornell she narrowed her focus on equine medicine. Dr. Finazzo worked at the Cornell University Equine Research Park as well as in an equine parasitology laboratory. As a 4th year veterinary student, Dr. Finazzo achieved certification in acupuncture from Colorado State University, where she met Dr. Marshall-Gibson.
After obtaining her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Finazzo completed a one-year internship at Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center in New Jersey. She gained valuable experience in sports medicine, surgery, internal medicine and emergency/critical care. It is here that Dr. Finazzo furthered her interest in equine sports medicine, regenerative therapies and diagnostic imaging.
In 2015, Dr. Finazzo joined Miller and Associates, a premiere sport horse practice based in New York, Florida, and following the east-coast horse show circuit. At Miller and Associates, she continued to develop her skills in performance horse medicine catering to the equine athlete. Dr. Finazzo’s professional interests include sports medicine, regenerative medicine, endoscopy, acupuncture and chiropractic. Dr. Finazzo earned her veterinary spinal manipulation certification (chiropractic) with the Integrated Veterinary Medical Institute at the University of Florida, in addition to completing a course on Herbal Medicine there.
Dr. Finazzo is a member of the AAEP (American Association of Equine Practitioners), AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association), FEI (Fédération Equestre Internationale), and USEF (United States Equestrian Federation).
Dr. Finazzo currently holds veterinary licenses in CO, WY, NY, NJ, PA, CT and FL.
Dr. Nicole enjoys the great outdoors and is an avid hiker and backpacker, often accompanied by her German shorthaired pointer, Lexi. She also enjoys rock climbing, yoga and gardening.