Nicki Plunkett, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA

Surgeon ; Co-Hospital Administrator

Nicki Plunkett was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  She met her husband while she was a resident at Auburn University and they eventually moved back to his hometown of Arab, AL.  They have a son named Hoyt and a three-legged cat.  Nicki enjoys spending time with her family and doing CrossFit.


  • Oklahoma State University – pursued major in Zoology and minor in Chemistry, 1997-2000
  • Graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004
  • Completed rotating internship at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital in Akron, OH 2004-2005
  • Completed surgical internship at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital in Akron, OH 2005-2006
  • Completed 3-year surgical residency and obtained MS degree from Auburn University in 2009
  • Passed American College of Veterinary Surgeons credentialing exam for board-certification in small animal surgery in 2012


Areas of Special Interest:

  • Oncologic and reconstructive surgery



  • Veterinary Surgery Center (Oklahoma City, OK), Associate surgeon, 2009-2012
  • Locum surgeon (Kansas State University, Virginia-Maryland, Texas Specialty Veterinary Services), 2012
  • Alabama Veterinary Surgical Services, owner/surgeon, 2013-2017