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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 Obuobisa – Clinic Manager

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! George, her old “man-Cat” has a heart issue as a baby but is doing great now. All he needed was love. Patrick – crazy fat boy – is still in his “kitten” stage of being crazy and destroying the house, but he is loved. Melody has three amazing children, Austin, Eddie and Malia and an incredible husband named Theo. Between three 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.”


Veterinarians

Dr. R. Nichols

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. R. Erickson

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. I. Ivanov

Dr. Ivanov joins Planned Pethood all the way from Bulgaria. Before joining the clinic, Dr. Ivanov worked in private practice from 1998 – 2001, and was a Research Fellow with the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences from 2001 – 2004. A proud husband and father, Dr. Ivanov lives with his wife, twin children and their two dogs, Roshko and Eva.

Dr. A. Iguchi

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.

Dr. D. Kraft

Dr. A. Hutcheson

Dr. J. Baier


Technicians

Tasha

Natasha joined the team at Planned Pethood Plus in 2011. She is originally from California where she started her career of working with animals. She then went on to graduate as a Licensed Veterinary Technician from Pima Medical Institute in Las Vegas. After working within small animal practices, she moved to New Jersey for a year to manage an animal hospital. Natasha enjoys canine rehabilitation and massage, as well as small animal dentistry. Natasha volunteers at the Denver Zoo where she enjoys working with the marine mammals.

Her hobbies include: fishing, traveling, and biking. Her and her boyfriend share their home with Peachy Chan, Peanut, Daisy, Spokes (they're dogs), and Kitty, and Lil’ Pew (they're cats).

Morgan

Christine

Blair

Yvonne

Jess

Danielle


Certified Veterinary Assistants

Shelly

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!

Beverly

Hector Martinez

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.


Customer Service Representatives

Angela

Not only does Angela work at Planned Pethood but she has personally fostered over 1,000 cats, kittens, dogs and puppies. Before joining us, Angela worked 7 years at Table Mountain Animal Center. “Working at the shelter was by far the most eye-opening, rewarding and difficult job experience.” Angela enjoys hiking, horses, animal welfare, gardening, camping, playing with her dogs, and fostering cats and dogs. She lives with her two dogs, Sprout & Elsie, her cats, Atticus, Bud, Morgan, and Meeps, and her rotating door of foster animals.

D’Ann

D’Ann has been working with Dr. Young since 2001. A Colorado native, D’Ann attended both the University of Colorado in Boulder and UNC. An animal lover since she was young, D’Ann lives with two cats, Joey and Finnegan, and two dogs, Sister Bear and Nathan. She believes, “living with animals benefits us in countless ways and should not be prohibited by financial restraints”. D’Ann believes education, affordable care, and effective spay & neutering are the answers for providing a good life for companion animals worldwide.

Dyani

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.

Jerri

Arielle

Kelly


Kennel Staff

Martha

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

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.

Planned Pethood International

“Making a world of difference in companion animal welfare.”

PPI Truly needs your support to achieve its simple mission: “The reduction of companion animal overpopulation throughout the world.” At first glance a seemingly daunting task, but with a truly simple solution: Put 100% effort into spay/neuter campaigns, train veterinarians to … To read more click here.

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Tuesday7:30 am6:30 pm
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Sunday10 am6 pm

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4170 Tennyson St.
Denver, CO 80212
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  • Phone: 303-433-3291
  • Fax: 303-433-7263

After-hours care is available from 7:00 pm to 12:00 midnight through Denver Pet Urgent Care.  Contact them at 303-433-3291 after 6:30 PM

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