Dr. Jeff Young Cancer Update, Bio, Career, Marriage

Dr. Jeff Young is an animal enthusiast. The 63-year-old veterinary doctor has devoted his entire life to animals. One of the renowned names when it comes to the veterinary industry, Jeff rose to fame following his appearance in the reality TV show, Dr. Jeff – Rocky Mountains Vet. The reality series which airs on Animal Planet focuses on the medical exploits of Dr. Jeff. The reality series first aired on the 11th of July 2015 and has completed six seasons to date. Dr. Jeff is also the owner of the company, Planned Pet-hood and embodies a maverick, ‘can-do’ spirit. In this article, we take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Dr. Jeff Rocky.

Early Life:

Jeffrey ‘Jeff’ Young was born on the 14th of April 1956, in Indiana USA. Jeff discovered his love for animals early on in his life. After the divorce of his parents, Jeff spent much of his early life with his mother Ester Stevens and Step-dad. Jeff decided to become a veterinary doctor after losing his childhood pet at the age of eight. After passing his matriculation from a local high school, Jeff enrolled at the Colorado State University. He graduated in 1989 with a degree in veterinary science.

Dr. Jeff Young at Planned Pet-hood
Dr. Jeff Young at Planned Pet-hood

Professional Career:

Fresh out of college, Jeff started working as an animal welfare officer in Fort Collins, Colorado. After finding out that so many veterinary doctors are motivated by money, Dr.Jeff devised a plan for low-cost animal care for all. In accordance, he moved to Denver and started a clinic entitled Planned Pet-hood Plus.
Situated in Denver, the clinic focused on providing low-cost animal care. Business continued to grow and Dr. Jeff began traveling all around the states with his mobile clinic. One of the major reasons for Dr. Jeff’s travels was to spay and neuter street animals. This helped to control the population of street dogs and cats that end up in shelter homes.

Veterinarian Dr. Jeff Young
Veterinarian Dr. Jeff Young

Over the years, Dr. Jeff has also established clinics in Slovakia and Mexico under the name of Planned Pet-hood International. Dr. Jeff’s booming career soon brought him, executive producers, from Animal Planet. They pitched him the idea for a TV show which Jeff readily accepted. This brings us to 2015 when the reality series, Dr. Jeff – Rocky Mountains Vet started airing. Viewers from around the world flocked on their TV screens to see Dr. Jeff perform life-saving surgeries. The series received positive reviews and has been going on for six seasons.

Battling with cancer:

In 2016, Dr. Jeff young was diagnosed with B-cell Lymphoma. Upon further diagnosis, it was found that Jeff had an 8 cm mass in his lungs. He had to go through chemotherapy and lost his trademark long hair in the process. After chemo, Jeff came out even stronger and started focusing on animal care.

Dr. Jeff Young recovering from cancer
Dr. Jeff Young recovering from cancer

Personal Relationships:

Dr.Jeff Young has been married twice. He has three children from his previous relationships, including Melody. Melody is a well-known figure around the clinic and is featured in several episodes of the reality series. Jeff is now married to Petra Mickova. The pair met after Petra started working at Jeff’s clinic. Over time their relationship grew stronger, and the pair got married in 2014. Apart from his love for animals, Jeff is a cross-country runner coach and a Karate teacher. When he is not on the surgery table, Jeff likes to spend his time in the dojo.

Dr. Jeff Young and his wife Petra Young
Dr. Jeff Young and his wife Petra Young

But Jeff’s strongest suit is his love and care for animals. Over the years, he has performed more than 165,000 surgeries and he does them at the lowest cost possible.

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