Jeffery Dale Young known as Dr. Jeff Young or Dr. Jeff is American Veterinarian and a reality TV actor. He has been practicing veterinary for more than 32 years.
This striking 6ft 1in person embodies kanji tattoos on his biceps, and the effortlessly cool personality will describe how one sees him. But his work as animal health practitioner says louder about him than anything. He strives to provide affordable service and veterinary medicine in America and all over the world.
Also driven by what he witnessed in real life, negligence, and abuse of companion animals, Dr. Jeff holds a firm belief in controlling the overpopulation of pet animals, and hence advocates on early age spay/neutering. Personally, this astonishing doctor has sterilized more than 165,000 animals.
As a TV actor, Dr. Jeff enjoys huge popularity owing to his mainstay cast of Animal Planet TV show “Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet.” The show follows the work performed by Dr. Jeff and his staff at Planned Pethood Plus as they perform procedures both routine as well as urgent to save animals. His wife Dr. Petra who is also a vet doctor join him in the show.
Read below to know more about Dr. Jeff Young like his age, career, net worth, married life, family, and wife.
Dr. Jeff Young Birthdate and Age. Know his early life
Dr. Jeff Young was born on April 14, 1956, in Indiana, U.S, which currently makes him 67 years of age. If ethnicity is concerned, this animal-loving person is of Caucasian origin.
Jeff was raised with his mother Esther Stevens and stepfather who was a military man. During summer he would stay with his father and relatives at a dairy farm where they would churn their own butter and plow fields for growing foods. In this country setting with plants and animals everywhere Jeff realized his love for animals and knew he wanted to help them. He would always try to free injured creatures, often taking them home as pets.
Career and Progression
Jeff spent high school traveling with his stepdad who had to move places due to his military job. Jeff graduated from Rantoul High School as a military brat. He further pursued veterinary medicine degree at Colorado State University and graduated in 1989. He got the opportunity to work as an animal welfare officer giving him a lesson on strong ethics on animal care, at the time he was still in college.
In 1990, Dr. Jeff founded Planned Pethood Plus as low-cost spay/neuter clinic. This animal health practice runs with a mission to significantly reduce pet overpopulation and suffering of companion animals by offering affordable common sense veterinary medicine to everyone.
Over the years, Dr. Jeff has advanced his service to all kinds of animals including domestic pet, livestock, exotic animals. In the year 2000, he founded Planned Pethood International which has established full-service training hospitals in Bratislava (Slovakia), and Merida (Mexico).
Dr. Jeff has trained over 300 veterinarians from all over the world. He has also contributed in many animal welfare projects, served on many humane society boards and given speeches at colleges.
He has been recognized by several awards such as the Alex Lewyt Veterinary Medical Center Award of Achievement and the El Grito 5K Humanitarian Award.
Dr. Jeff Young TV career and net worth
This inspiring doctor was discovered by Double Act, a British production firm through a YouTube video of a lecture that he had given. Having impressed by his effortlessly cool personality and straight-talking nature the producers came asking him for a reality show. Initially uncertain but the opportunity to advocate for spay/neuter lure him to say yes for Animal Planet TV show “Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet.”
The show premiered on Animal Planet in 2015 and has aired eight seasons so far. The show follow Dr. Jeff and his team as they handle various cases of sick and injured animals, from dogs and cats to horses and bears. The show also features Dr. Jeff’s personal life, including his family, hobbies, and health challenges. Dr. Jeff was diagnosed with B-cell lymphoma in 2016 and underwent chemotherapy, which caused him to lose his signature long hair. He has since recovered from cancer and continues to work as a vet.
Dr. Jeff Young’s net worth is estimated to be 3 million as of 2023. His main source of income is his clinic, Planned Pethood Plus, which charges low fees for its services but has a high volume of clients. He also earns money from his TV show, Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet, which is one of the highest-rated shows on Animal Planet. Dr. Jeff lives a modest lifestyle and does not spend much on luxury items. He prefers to invest his money in his foundation and his clinic, as well as in traveling and exploring new places with his wife.
Dr. Jeff Young married to Petra Mickova and father of three children
Dr. Jeff is married to Petra Mickova who is also a Veterinarian doctor. As a staff of Planned Pethood Plus, Dr. Petra is also seen in the show.
This younger and beautiful wife of Dr. Jeff is considered one of the most important staff at the hospital because of her invaluable surgical skills and calmness she presents during the urgent scenario. The couple lives above the clinic which helps them to deal with the notoriously busy schedule. Like any professional, the two keep their clinic routine mostly strict.
Free times are hard to come by for Dr. Jeff but when he has he spends time coaching high school cross-country runners and focus on karate at the dojo. As for Dr. Petra, she is an avid reader and likes to keep herself competitive by learning new things.
Besides a blissful married life, Dr.Jeff is blessed with three children. Among them, his grown-up daughter Melody Obuobisa also joins him in the clinic as the practice manager.
Dr. Jeff Young Wiki/Bio Facts
Date of birth
April 14, 1956
Place of birth
About 6 ft. 1 inch or 185 cm
About 80 kg or 176 pound
Brown with grey
Melody, Ivy, and Dylan
Petra Young Mickova
Several dogs, cats, horses, pigs, goats, and a tortoise
Colorado State University (veterinary medicine)
Veterinarian, TV personality, producer
Animal welfare officer in Colorado
Planned Pethood Plus
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
To make vet care affordable for everyone and to promote the spaying and neutering of pets
Surgery, dentistry, acupuncture, laser therapy, and more
TV show name
Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet
TV show network
TV show debut
July 11, 2015
B-cell lymphoma in 2016
Chemotherapy and surgery
$3 million (estimated)
Participates in spay and neuter clinics around the world