Daniel Plunkett, DVM
Dr. Daniel Plunkett grew up on a cotton farm in rural Holmes County, Mississippi, where he developed a love of farm life. He spent most of his childhood helping his dad pick cotton. In the summer of 1989, he and his family moved to Jackson, due to both of his parents’ acceptance into the UMMC School of Medicine. His father, Dr. Kent Plunkett, is a nephrologist in Greenwood, and his mother, Dr. Karen Plunkett, is a neurologist in Grenada, Mississippi.
After graduating high school, Dr. Plunkett worked as a dispatcher for his local sheriff’s department. He later worked for the Mississippi Department of Corrections as a field officer. Dr. Plunkett graduated from the Mississippi Delta CC Law Enforcement Training Academy in April of 2002. After spending four years in law enforcement, he decided to make a career change and get his bachelor’s degree.
Dr. Plunkett received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Delta State University in 2008, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He graduated with his DVM degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State in 2014. After graduation, Dr. Plunkett worked as a full-time veterinarian in the Flowood area and part-time in the Pelahatchie area until 2016. In January 2016, he began working as an associate veterinarian at Hometown Veterinary Services with Dr. Rick Kirby. In the fall of 2016, he and Dr. Kirby started their journey of forming a partnership. That partnership led to building what is now Hometown Veterinary Hospital, the largest privately owned practice in Mississippi.
In his spare time, Dr. Plunkett enjoys fishing, hunting, riding his Harley, spending time with his family and his Hungarian Vizsla “Gemma.” Dr. Plunkett looks forward to working with the patients and clients of Hometown Veterinary Hospital.