Meet the friendly staff at Plantation Animal Hospital!
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.
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.
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.
We welcomed Dr. Nickens to our team in May 2021! We are happy to have her on as a full time associate.
Dr. Taylor Simmons recently graduated from NC State CVM in May 2022. She joined our team in June 2022.
Dr. Loyd is from Nashville Tennesse, 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.