Meet Our Vets | Long Branch Veterinarian
Meet the Vets at Long Branch Animal Hospital
Dr. Scott Linick, DVM, FAVD
Dr. Scott Linick is the owner of Long Branch Animal Hospital.  He attended Michigan State University and Louisiana State University as an undergraduate.  In 1982, Dr. Linick graduated from the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Linick has practiced at Plainfield Animal Hospital in South Plainfield, NJ and Westfield Animal Hospital in Westfield, NJ.  
Dr. Linick has always had an interest in veterinary dentistry and in 1997 he became a Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry, one of only 95 Fellows worldwide.  As a Fellow, Dr. Linick is trained in advanced dental procedures. He has lectured and taught dentistry locally, nationally and internationally. Of course, he still performs basic dentistry and cleanings. Dr. Linick strongly believes that a healthy mouth provides pets with healthier and happier lives!
Dr. Linick is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the NJ Veterinary Medical Association. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry.
Dr. Linick and his wife Karen, have 3 children, Christopher, Erica, and Ashley. Other family members include a dog, Cali and a cat, Kayla. In his leisure time Dr. Linick enjoys playing golf, traveling, and watching professional and college sports.  He is an avid New York Yankee Fan!


Dr. Katie Plunkett, DVM


Dr. Katie Plunkett is excited to join Long Branch Animal Hospital in February 2018, where she looks forward to providing high-quality, comprehensive care with a personal touch. Dr. Plunkett understands the importance of the human/animal bond and is looking forward to building life-long relationships with her clients and their pets. 

Dr. Plunkett graduated Cum Laude from Rutgers University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. She then continued her education at The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine where she graduated in 2012 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree. 

Following graduation, Dr. Plunkett advanced her skills and training by obtaining an associate position at a hospital near her hometown in central New Jersey. After marrying her husband, the happy couple moved to Farmingdale, NJ, where she worked as an associate veterinarian.

Dr. Plunkett’s interests include dermatology, neurology, soft tissue surgery, and ophthalmology. She enjoys spending her time with her husband, her daughter and the rest of her family, along with her two dogs, Holden and Hank. Dr. Plunkett also enjoys traveling, skiing and trail riding her mare, Belle.