- Full name: Jefferey Young
- Net Worth: $200,000
- Occupation: Vet Doctor
- Birthday: April 14, 1956
- Birthplace: Indiana, United States
- Birth Sign: Aries
- Marital status: Married to Petra Mickova
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Dr. Jefferey Young is a well-known veterinary doctor who exudes a lot of charisma and charm, and as a result, many Americans love him. He also has many clients.
He became famous for appearing on the Animal Planet show Dr. Jeff — Rocky Mountain Vet. Here are facts about his life.
Jeffery Young was born on April 14, 1956, in Indiana, United States. From a very young age, Jeffery was introduced to animals and how to care for them since he lived on a farm. His mother, Ester Stevens, played a huge role in his love for animals.
The farm he lived in was home to a myriad of animals, and if one of them got hurt, a young Jeffery would make sure that he did everything he could do to make sure that the said animal would live.
When he was just eight years old, his pet dog died, and there and then, he decided to make sure he studied to become a vet and help animals in whatever way he could.
After graduating from high school, Jeffery enrolled at Colorado State University to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine and eventually graduated in 1989.
Early days of his clinic
Immediately after graduating from college, Dr. Jeff started his clinic, Planned Pethood Plus. His main aim was to provide low-cost medical services to pets.
Eventually, his clinic’s word began to spread, and people began to flock to his clinic. Dr. Jeff even began to offer vet services to wild animals. Additionally, he also started to rescue wild animals.
As time passed, Dr. Jeff became more committed to his cause; to provide treatment for animals at the lowest cost in all areas.
He eventually moved his clinic to Denver and set up a mobile clinic to access parts of the country that couldn’t get vet services easily.
Planned parenthood eventually became an international entity, Planned Parenthood International, with branches in Mexico and Slovakia. Dr. Jeff also taught over 300 vets and sterilized over 160,000 animals over 18 years.
As his fame grew, TV executives from Animal Planet contacted him and offered him a chance to become a reality TV host. The show aimed to offer insight into the day-to-day activities of the doctor. Aptly Dr. Jeff- Rocky Mountain Vet, the show’s first episode, aired on July 11, 2015.
It would eventually become a huge success, do 23 episodes, and showcase some of the most dangerous adventures Dr. Jeff has embarked on.
Dr. Jeff is married to Petra Mickova Petra though she is his second wife. They married in 2014 and lived right above his vet clinic in Denver.
He has three children, two sons and a daughter, from his first marriage. The daughter, Melody, actually works in her dad’s vet clinic. His wife also loves animals and works in the same clinic.
In 2016, Dr. Jeff was diagnosed with B-cell lymphoma, a type of cancer. He broke the news to his fans in an episode of the show.
His entire chemotherapy treatment was also documented on the show. The treatment also led to hair loss, a staple piece of his persona and one that people had fallen in love with.
Jeff managed to get through his treatment and is now fine. The fourth season of his show is in the works.
Dr. Jeff is rumored to be worth about 200,000 dollars. Most of the money he has accumulated over the years has been spent on treating animals for free and catering for his treatment.
New Project in 2022
The doctor wants to turn an empty restaurant into a brand-new clinic. Dr. Jeff, his wife, Dr. Petra, and vet technician Hector travel to Leadville, a former mining town in Colorado, in the first episode of the season to convert an abandoned restaurant into a new clinic.
“On a growing mission to make veterinary care affordable for all, the Planned Pethood International staff tackles unusual cases—and extraordinary new projects—to help more pets and owners than ever before,” according to Animal Planet.
“From puzzling illnesses to weird catastrophes, every cherished pet receives the care it requires at a fraction of the price charged elsewhere. When treating pets and wild animals, Dr. Jeff and his colleagues tackle challenging treatments and put in endless effort.