Nicole Buote, DVM, DACVS
Nicole Buote, DVM, DACVS, received her bachelor’s degree in biotechnology from WPI and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. She then completed a rotating internship at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston and a surgical internship at the Dallas Veterinary Surgery Center.
Buote then completed a surgery residency at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. After residency, she worked in private practice for 11 years in Southern California, as a staff surgeon and then chief of the surgery department. She joined Cornell University in 2020 as an associate professor of soft tissue surgery in the Department of Clinical Sciences. She is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, the founder of the Association of Women Veterinary Surgeons, and an ACVS Founding Fellow of Minimally Invasive Surgery.
She created the Cornell Veterinary Minimally Invasive & Interventional Surgery Lab (MIISL) with the first robotic simulator at a veterinary school. Her research interests focus on bringing new minimally invasive techniques to veterinary medicine and translational procedures, including the use of robotic surgery. She performs research on the effects of laparoscopic gastric sleeve in feline patients, robotic cholecystectomy in dogs, transcystic cholecystography, robotic simulation, and gender-based studies.