Our Fearless Leader – Dr. Jeff Young
Dr. Jeffrey Young graduated from the Colorado State University, School of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. Dr. Young believes his humane ethics come from working as an Animal Control Officer during his university training, where he witnessed abuse and neglect of healthy companion animals. He established Planned Pethood Plus, Inc. (PPP) in 1990 as a low-cost spay/neuter clinic and now provides affordable full-service veterinary care. Planned Pethood is well known for low-cost mobile neutering clinics, Native American Reservation work and training of veterinarians from around the world in more efficient surgical technique. Dr. Young has served on numerous Humane Society boards and has advised mobile surgical units all across America. In the year 2000, Dr. Young founded Planned Pethood International which was established to help fund spay/neuter and veterinary training. Training in Europe is accomplished at the state-of-the-art veterinary hospital funded by Planned Pethood Plus, Inc. in Bratislava, Slovakia. Planned Pethood International has financed a full-service veterinary hospital in Merida, Mexico and profits from these clinics are returned to Planned Pethood International for training of veterinarians and construction of new clinics. Dr. Young is most proud of having personally sterilized over 160,000 animals in the last 18 years and trained over a 300 veterinarians from all over the world. He is an outspoken proponent for early age neutering to control companion animal population. Dr. Young is driven by two simple underlying missions “significantly reducing companion animal overpopulation throughout the world” and “thinking globally: acting locally.”
Melody has worked at PPP since 2001. She has three animals, all adopted from Planned Pethood International. Franky is a Lhasa Mix was found running and no owner ever came for him. When she first got him she had to shave him due to his coat being one large mat! Freya, a yellow lab mix was a street dog from Mexico. All she needed was love Shadow as relinquished to the clinic and will live out her years loved by Melody her three amazing children, Austin, Eddie and Malia and an incredible husband named Theo. Between two animals and three kids, her life is very busy with sports and activities. Melody loves the work she does at PPP and is proud of the difference the clinic makes for people. Melody believes,” Kids should grow up with animals and having an affordable clinic makes that possible.”
Hector - Clinic Manager
Hector began working with PPP in May of 2001. Prior to working with our clinic, Hector was a volunteer for our non-profit organization. He lives with beautiful wife and daughter Dafni and hes 3 awesome dogs (Samurai, Ceasar and Wokie).
Jerri Wells - Clinic Manager
Dr. D. Kraft
Dr. A. Hutcheson
Dr. J. Baier
Dr. P. Lant
Dr. Lant DVM Originally from Michigan, graduated from University of Minnesota and started working in both large and small animal veterinary practice. She took the opportunity to move to Colorado for employment several years ago and has been here since! She enjoys the outdoor activities in Colorado, Including cross country skiing, snowshoeing and touring on her road bike. She has two very active Belgian Malinois dogs who also enjoy hiking year around and keep her and her husband busy.
Customer Service Representatives
D’Ann has been working with Dr. Young since 1999. A Colorado native, D’Ann attended both the University of Colorado in Boulder and UNC in Greeley, CO. An animal lover since she was young, D’Ann lives with her cat Joey and and two dogs, Luther and Wilson. She believes, “living with and caring for animals benefits us in countless ways and should not be prohibited by financial constraints”. D’Ann believes education, affordable care, and effective spay/neuter programs are the answer for providing a good life for companion animals worldwide.
Angeles has been at Planned Pethood Plus since 2012. She lives with her husband, her 4 kids and 3 dogs. She is very passionate about animals and has a great heart.