Dr. Chelsea Palladino discovered her love of horses when she started riding lessons, later solidified when she met her beloved childhood horse Monty at the age of 10. For the next 15 years Monty showed a young Dr. Palladino the ropes of riding, horse care and just what a special connection with a horse can do, ultimately inspiring her veterinary journey.
Born and raised in Chatham Center, New York, Chelsea grew up riding and showing in 4H and working in her family’s lawn care service. She attended Russell Sage College in Troy, New York where she received a bachelor’s degree in biology. While in college she had many veterinary jobs, but her favorite was working on the thoroughbred breeding farm of one of her veterinary mentors. She enjoyed being home in New York, to care for Monty who passed away at the age of 33. She completed a Master’s degree at Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) in Harrogate, TN and then went on to receive her doctorate from LMU’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Palladino moved to Florida with her cat, Noodles and looks forward to exploring her new home. She enjoyed foxhunting with the Old Chatham Hunt Club when she was in New York and hopes to continue that hobby here in Florida. While she loves all creatures (especially Noodles), Dr. Palladino is passionate about equine medicine. Her favorite part of the job is caring for geriatric horses and helping them to live as comfortably as possible as they age. Her other professional interests include, dentistry, nutrition, reproduction and preventive medicine. She looks forward to meeting you and your horses!