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Taylor Bassett, DVM

Emergency & Critical Care 


Dr. Bassett is an Emergency and Critical Care Veterinarian at our Meadowbrook location. He is a University of Florida graduate with both a B.S. in Biochemistry and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. His special interests include emergency surgery, wound management, feline lower urinary tract disease and trauma patients. He has a passion for Fear-Free interactions and has a goal to make every animal as comfortable and calm as possible while in the hospital. In his off time, he can typically be found fishing in the Gulf and traveling to various locations around Florida to explore new waters or woodworking at home.


Community Care Veterinary Specialists, Gainesville, Florida
2023 -

Emergency & Critical Care Veterinarian

2021 - 2023
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Emergency & Critical Care Veterinarian, Clinical Lecturer

Associate Veterinarian, General Practice

Veterinary Assistant

Jonesville Animal Hospital, Jonesville, FL
2021 - 2022
BluePearl, Gainesville, FL

Emergency Relief Veterinary Assistant

2018 - 2020
2016 - 2019
2015 - 2017
VA Medical Center, Gainesville, FL

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Bassett, T.E., & Schaer, M. A review of 95 pit viper envenomations in Northcentral Florida
(2018-2020). Toxicon.

Otzel, D. M., Conover, C. F., Ye, F., Phillips, E. G., Bassett, T.E., Wnek, R. D., Flores, M., Catter, A.,
Ghosh, P., Balaez, A., & others. (2019). Longitudinal examination of bone loss in male rats after
moderate–severe contusion spinal cord injury. Calcified Tissue International, 104(1), 79–91.

Yarrow, J. F., Kok, H. J., Phillips, E. G., Conover, C. F., Lee, J., Bassett, T. E., Buckley, K. H.,
Reynolds, M. C., Wnek, R. D., Otzel, D. M., & others. (2020). Locomotor training with adjuvant
testosterone preserves cancellous bone and promotes muscle plasticity in male rats after
severe spinal cord injury. Journal of Neuroscience Research, 98(5), 843–868.

Yarrow, J. F., Phillips, E. G., Conover, C. F., Bassett, T. E., Chen, C., Teurlings, T., Vasconez, A.,
Alerte, J., Prock, H., Jiron, J. M., & others. (2017). Testosterone plus finasteride prevents bone
loss without prostate growth in a rodent spinal cord injury model. Journal of Neurotrauma,
34(21), 2972–2981.

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