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Rudolph S. Nucci, D.V.M.
Dr. Nucci did his undergraduate studies at Michigan State University. He then attended Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1970.
Dr. Nucci was first employed at the East Side Veterinary Hospital in Detroit, in 1970, a large busy and challenging practice where he gained the bedrock of his experience in the treatment of small animals. This included extensive experience in surgical procedures of all kinds. He was on staff there until 1983.
In 1983, Dr. Nucci opened the Nucci Veterinary Clinic in St. Clair Shores. Originally a solo practice, the clinic now employs five veterinarians as well as a staff of veterinary technicians and administrative personnel. The clinic is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association.
Dr. Nucci's special interests include internal medicine and dermatology. He is a member of the American Veterinary Association, the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association, the Southeast Michigan Veterinary Medical Association as well as the Macomb County Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Nucci enjoys spending time with his wife Colleen and their cat Sophia. They have three children, Todd, Tara and Kelsey. Dr. Nucci's other interests are golf, physical fitness, and watching all types of sporting events, especially those featuring the Spartans of MSU!
Kathleen G. Murphy, D.V.M.
Dr. Murphy did her undergraduate studies at Michigan State University graduating with a degree in microbiology. She then attended Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1985. Dr. Murphy has worked exclusively with small animal practices including one year at an emergency clinic. In 1989, she joined the staff of the Nucci Veterinary Clinic.
Dr. Murphy's special interests include laser surgery, ophthalmology and internal medicine. She attends approximately 30 hours of continuing education every year. She is a member of the American Veterinary Association, the Americansey Animal Hospital Association, the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association as well as the Southeast Michigan Veterinary Medical Association.
She resides with her dogs Petey and Fiona, along with her cats, Catfish and Target. She enjoys spending her free time with her family and pets, as well as cheering on the Tigers at Comerica Park.
Kala Ravi, D.V.M.
Dr. Kala graduated in 1998 from Madras Veterinary College in India. She moved to the United States that same year. In 1999, Dr. Kala passed her national board exam followed by a one year post graduate program for foreign veterinarians at Iowa State University. She obtained her license to practice in 2001. Dr. Kala was first employed at White Lake Animal Hospital in White Lake, Michigan. She joined the team at Nucci Veterinary Clinic in 2004.
Dr. Kala's special interests include small animal laser surgery and internal medicine. Dr. Kala also attends up to 20 hours of continuing education every year. She is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association as well as the Southeast Michigan Veterinary Medical Association.
In her spare time Dr. Kala likes to spend time with her husband Ravi and their two children, Anu and Surya. She loves to go back and visit friends and family in India whenever she can.
Amanda Surma, D.V.M.
Dr. Amanda Surma received her bachelors degree from Michigan State University in 2007. From there she attended veterinary school at Ross University where she graduated in 2011. Dr. Surma spent a few years practicing in Ohio before moving back to Michigan. She joined our team in the fall of 2015. Her veterinary interests include dermatology and internal medicine. In her spare time Dr. Surma enjoys spending time with her friends and family, being outdoors, and cheering on the Spartans! She has two fur babies; Sasha (American Bulldog) and Christian (mixed breed which she adopted while at veterinary school).
Melanie Seymour, D.V.M.
Dr. Seymour graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Animal Science degree. She then attended Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2012.
Dr. Seymour began her career working in West Virginia. In 2014 she was happy to return to Michigan working for a large, fast paced veterinary hospital. She is thrilled to have joined the team at Nucci Veterinary Clinic in July 2016 and loves the close, personal connection Nucci’s clinic provides for its clients.
Dr. Seymour’s special interests include preventative medicine, dermatology and ultrasound. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Michigan Veterinary Medical Association and the Southeast Michigan Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Seymour currently has two purr-babies (cats), Grizzly and Kodi. She enjoys spending her free time hiking, running, kayaking and having fun with family and friend