Meet Our Staff

Veterinarians

Dr. Brian Magee

Brian Magee

Dr. Brian Magee is a native of Madison County. Dr. Magee graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. Dr. Magee opened Madison Animal Care Hospital in 1991. He enjoys fishing, spending time at the family farm, watching Auburn sports, and spending time with his wife, Jennifer, and their children, Hampton and Page. Dr. Magee’s pets include a shih–tzu named Owen, a Chihuahua named Tucker, a black and white tuxedo cat named Tux, an orange tabby named Aubie, a dilute torti cat named Sweetie, and a rabbit named Matilda.

Dr. Lollie Hayles

Lollie Hayles

Dr. Lollie Hayles joined the Madison Animal Care Hospital team in 2010 as a relief veterinarian. Originally from Arkansas, Dr. Hayles completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Arkansas and then earned her DVM degree from Louisiana State University in 2006. She moved to Huntsville from Tuscaloosa in the spring of 2010 with her husband, Jason, and their pets: Trigger, a chocolate lab; Monkey, a gray domestic shorthaired cat; and Stubbs, a brown tabby. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, traveling, movies, and outdoor activities.

Dr. Becky Hanback

Becky Hanback

Dr. Hanback joined Madison Animal Care Hospital as an associate in November 2014. She earned her bachelor's degree in Animal Services from Auburn University in 2003 while completing her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. She graduated from Auburn University's College of Veterinary medicine in 2006. Dr. Hanback enjoys spending her free time with her husband and their little girl. They have 7 pets (3 dogs and 4 cats). She also enjoys Auburn football, being outdoors, and early morning coffee.

Staff

Rusty Magee
Practice Manager

Rusty Magee

Rusty Magee is the practice manager at Madison Animal Care Hospital. Rusty has worked in veterinary medicine since 1979 and has been with Madison Animal Care Hospital since it opened in 1991. Rusty is a native of Madison County and an Auburn fan. He graduated from Auburn University with a degree in animal dairy science in 1984 and also earned a degree in food science in 1985. Rusty has three orange tabbies: Chaucer, Tom, and Fireball.

Mary Ouzts
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Mary Ouzts

Mary Ouzts was born in Jackson Florida. She was raised in Athens and Huntsville Alabama areas. She graduated from Buckhorn High School. Went to San Juan College and graduated with a degree in Animal Services. She is a licensed technician since 2012. She has been in the veterinary field for more than 10 years. She enjoys spending time with her husband Jamison and daughter Mackenzie.  They have 4 dogs, Cooper he is a Ridgeback, and 3 small dogs named Kaleigh, Mya and Flip.

Jennifer Triolo
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Jennifer Triolo

Jennifer Triolo was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama, on Monte Sano Mountain. She completed her first three years of high school in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, and her senior year of high school in London, England. She attended Auburn University for three years, but eventually pursued a degree in veterinary technology at St. Petersburg College in Florida. Jennifer has been a licensed veterinary technician for six years, but has worked in the veterinary field for more than 12 years. Jennifer has a Tibetan spaniel mix named Chewy, a Pomeranian mix named Chunky Mushroom Luke, and two cats, Marley and Clay. Her passions include animals, children, traveling, and family. Jennifer has recently become involved with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. She is an honorary hero of the Northwest Alabama Chapter’s Team in Training Group.

Annalisa Osborne
Lead Veterinary Technician

Annalisa Osborne

Annalisa Osborne was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She has been working with Madison Animal Care Hospital since 2001 as a caretaker, receptionist, assistant, and for the past several years a Licensed veterinary technician. Annalisa became a licensed veterinary technician in 2009. She also works part time at the local animal emergency clinic and has worked there on and off since 2003. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband, Dustin and their 2 sons Eli and Conan. And they are expecting their 3rd child in April 2016. They have 3 dogs Petri, Walker, and Chico and 4 cats Sydney, Isabelle, Spotz, and Eva. Annalisa enjoys fostering dogs for the French Bulldog Rescue Network.

Animal Caretakers

Animal Caretakers

From left: Kohl, Hampton, Chris

Assistants

Assistants

From Left: Cicely and Lynette

Chris Kovacs
Groomer

Chris  Kovacs

Chris began his career as a Companion Animal Hygenist while in Central California around 2001. He was certified through a professional grooming academy before moving to Alabama and furthering his education as an apprentice under several Master Stylists. He has worked in salons in Pittsburg, PA as well as Baton Rouge, LA and has now settled down here as the primary pet stylist and dog groomer here at Madison Animal Care Hospital.
 

Part-time Summer Animal Care Takers

Part-time Summer Animal Care Takers

From left: John, Luke, Sam, Alex

Receptionists

Receptionists

From Left: Patti, Aubrie, Christy, Gigi, Jennifer.

Clinic Pets

Koda

Koda the Dog

Spookie

Spookie the Cat

Wednesday

Wednesday the Cat

Affiliates

Dr. Nicki Plunkett

Nicki Plunkett

Dr. Nicki Plunkett attended Oklahoma State University for her undergraduate work followed by Kansas State University for her veterinary education. After graduating from KSU in 2004, she moved to Akron, Ohio for a rotating internship followed by a surgical internship at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital. She was fortunate to do her surgical residency at Auburn University from 2006–2009 after which she returned to her hometown of Oklahoma City to work at a private surgical referral hospital. After her and her husband decided to return to his hometown of Arab, Alabama, she began doing surgery relief work at Kansas State University, the Virginian-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and for Texas Specialty Veterinary Services, a mobile surgery practice in San Antonio, Texas, which inspired the idea for AVSS. She was certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in March 2012 and opened AVSS in January 2013. Dr. Plunkett enjoys all forms of surgery but is specifically interested in reconstructive and surgical oncology.