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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 two 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 coho was a street dog from Mexico. All he needed was love. Melody has 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.”
Dr. Nichols started at Planned Pethood Plus in 2012. Dr. Nichols is extremely nice and loves to crack a joke or two. She went to Arizona State for her undergrad, then on to Colorado State University for her DVM. Dr. Nichols enjoys down hill skiing and hiking.
Dr. Erickson grew up in Laramie Wyoming and graduated from Colorado State University. Dr. Erickson is proud to be part of the Planned Pethood family, providing affordable veterinary care to the community. Dr. Erickson shares her home with three dogs and one cat.
Dr. Iguchi joined PPP all the way from Japan, where she got her DVM from Azabu University. She completed her Educational Commission for foreign Veterinary Graduates in 2010. Before working at PPP, Dr. Iguchi worked for various small clinics throughout Japan. She loves snowboarding and skiing, and lives here with her husband, son and cat named Poopa.
Shelly is currently a veterinary assistant at PPP and is currently working toward her certification as a veterinary technician. In 1994 she began working with animals but chose another career path; however, she has found herself working with animals again! Shelly has an unconditional love for animals and she says that she is lucky enough to say that she truly enjoys her job! She has a wonderful daughter and six pups that provide her with a life full of excitement! Shelly welcomes you to PPP and is looking forward to meeting you and your beloved companion animals!
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 his Chihuahua, Noodle.
Before joining PPP, Angela worked & volunteered for a total of seven years at Table Mountain Animal Shelter. "Working at the shelter & seeing the reality of pets dying in shelters was by far, the most eye-opening, rewarding & difficult job of my life." Angela enjoys hiking, riding her horse, animal welfare, gardening, camping & getting outside with her dogs whenever possible. Angela lives with her three little dogs, Lyle, Peter & Sprout, and her cats, Atticus & Meeps. Angela frequently fosters animals in need. "Save lives! Spay & Neuter/foster/adopt/volunteer/donate!"
D’Ann has been working with Dr. Young since 1991. 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 two cats, Joey and Thidney, and two dogs, Sister Bean and Luther. 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 spaying & neutering are the answers for providing a good life for companion animals worldwide.
Dyani joined PPP in 2010. While not manning the busy counter at the clinic, she enjoys fast pitch softball, four-wheeling and staying at home watching movies with her husband Levi, their two boys Emmanuel and Esyah, and her Doberman Pinscher, Chevy. Dyani is also a foster for some of our wonder animals looking for a home.
Arielle is a Colorado native, born and raised in Denver. She was raised by both of her parents and has always had a passion for helping animals. She enjoys going on hikes, traveling and exploring the outdoors of her home-state with her son, boyfriend and their rescue dog Kona, a 2 year old American-Staffordshire mix.
Kelley is an art education major from Missouri, who's love for animals has always out weighed her love for humans. She has been in some form of animal care since 2005, doing it all from grooming to managing a dog day care. Taking the occasional break to paint and travel. Kelley may be the "New Kid" but is far the coolest of the PPPi kids!
Martha has worked at Planned Pethood Plus since 2008. She enjoys time with her family and friends. When she is not at the clinic she enjoys running and being out doors.
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.