Meet Our Team

Always Happy to Lend a Helping Hand

The Heartbeat Behind Plantation Park Animal Hospital

Our team at Plantation Park Animal Hospital is more than a group of professionals; we’re a family united by our unwavering dedication to your pets. With a wealth of experience and a shared passion for animal well-being, our team members bring a special blend of expertise, warmth, and commitment to each and every appointment. From our licensed veterinarians to our certified veterinary technicians, we’re here to ensure your beloved pets receive the exceptional care they deserve. Get to know the faces that make our practice a place of love, healing, and happiness.

Our Doctors

David Huff, DVM

Practice Owner

Dr. Dave Huff graduated from the NC State CVM in May of 1989. He practiced at a small animal facility for 2 years in Pennsylvania and then returned to North Carolina to practice small animal and large animal at Neuse River Veterinary Hospital in Wendell. He also practiced for 4 years at a small animal practice in Beaufort, South Carolina, and then returned to Neuse River Veterinary Hospital in 1999.

He has developed several interests and specialties over the years including a strong interest in small animal surgery. He has been affiliated with ICG/Synbiotics/Zoetis since 1991 as a canine semen freezing center. He was the first such center in North Carolina, and at the time only the 3rd such center on the east coast.

He added PennHip radiograph training and certification in 1996, and has been doing chiropractic care in animals since 1999. He started using the Erchonia 3 LT in July 2009 for his patients.

Jessie Miller, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Jessie Miller was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. She received her Bachelor’s degree of Science in Biology at Duke University and then attended North Carolina State University for her veterinary degree.

Since she was young, she has always had a passion for caring for animals. Dr. Miller grew up with cats, dogs, hamsters, birds, rabbits, chickens, and fish as part of the family and her love for the family’s animals ignited her interest in veterinary medicine and her love for medicine and problem solving concreted that goal.

After veterinary school, Dr. Miller completed a small animal internship in Charlotte, then moved to Knoxville, TN where she worked as an ER vet for two years.

Dr. Miller re-located to Raleigh with her husband, Jonathan, who is a dentist, and their two dogs. They have a mixed breed dog named Lexi who is spoiled rotten and a boxer mix named Dexter who is a handful. Outside of work, Dr. Miller enjoys taking long walks with her family, reading, and hiking.

Charles Geneczko, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Geneczko joined our team in September 2023. He grew up primarily in the Midwest. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Kalamazoo College in Michigan. During his time there, he completed a year of study abroad in Perth, Australia at Curtin University.

He went on to completed a year of graduate studies in immunology at Purdue University before attending Iowa State Veterinary School. At Iowa State, he served as an officer in the Canine Club, ZEW club, and Pathology club as well as serving as the Safety Committee representative for his class. He has since gone on to complete a Master’s in Public Health from John Hopkins University.

Dr. Geneczko has been pursuing a veterinary career since elementary school when a wandering terrier decided to come home with him. He recently married in October, his wife and him have 4 dogs, 4 cats and a tortoise. They enjoy visiting the local geek and grub market, hiking and spending time with
their furbabies.

Laurel Causby, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Laurel Causby joined our team in 2008. She graduated from NC State CVM. She has been in veterinary medicine ever since she was a teenager.

Dr. Causby is very involved with her family, and also in her church Girls in Action program. She has many pets at home.

Danielle Nickens, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

We welcomed Dr. Nickens to our team in May 2021! We are happy to have her on as a full time associate veterinarian.

Jessica Loyd, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Loyd is from Nashville in Tennessee, but has worked in the area for quite some time.

She comes to us as a part-time associate veterinarian. We welcomed Dr. Loyd in December of 2022.

Our Staff

Larissa Simmons

Technician Team Lead

Natalie Warner, RVT

Practice Manager & Canine Reproduction Consultant

Natalie has been a part of our team since the doors opened in February 2003. She is a Registered Veterinary Technician that graduated from Central Carolina Community College, Veterinary Medical Technology Program in 2000.

Natalie loves canine reproduction, and is in charge of our Zoetis Canine Freezing Center. When she is not at work she loves to ride horses, enjoys live music, and spends time with her 2 kids.

Brandy Weatherspoon


Stevie Mae Almoney


Kelsey Huff

Veterinary Assistant

Elizabeth Long

Veterinary Assistant

Kadysha Schoonmaker

Veterinary Assistant

Kaitlin Strickland

Veterinary Assistant

Hannah Burdette

Veterinary Assistant

Bridget Houghton

Veterinary Assistant and Canine Reproduction Consultant

Nicki Wood

Customer Service Team Lead

Rebecca Pearce

Customer Service Representative

Bailey Strohl

Customer Service Representative

Sherri Jones

Customer Service Representative

Alexia Buckner

Customer Service Representative

Hannah Warner

Customer Service Representative