Dr. Christa Young, Chief Veterinarian
Dr. Christa Young graduated from Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008 and worked in emergency and general practice in Indiana until moving to the Kissimmee area in 2010. She has been caring for dogs, cats, small reptiles, and pocket pets in Lakeland and Kissimmee since moving to Florida. She is excited to offer her surgical and medical skills in serving the pets and pet parents of her community.
Jim is co-founder and director of Bellalago Veterinary Hospital. He completed his Bachelor's from Wabash College and his Master's at Purdue University in Indiana before moving to Kissimmee with his wife, Dr. Young. Jim focuses on the office tasks of running the hospital including human resources, ordering, and maintaining the books. He still sneaks out of his office to see puppies and kittens!
Melissa is an Louisiana State University graduate who has worked in the veterinary field in Puerto Rico and the U.S. mainland. She is the proud mom of a Beagle and a Shih Tzu puppy - ask her about them and you may even get to see some pictures! She handles the medical side of managing things which allows her lots of hands-on time with our patients!
Ashley, Veterinary Technician
Ashley has been with Bellalago Veterinary Hospital since we opened! She started in the kennels and has worked her way up to technician. She completed her degree at St. Petersburg College in veterinary technology. Ashley is excited to help people and their beloved pets - always with a smile!
Rafa, Veterinary Technician
Rafa comes to us from Brazil by way of Panama. In both countries, she worked as a veterinarian with a specialty in phlebotomy. She's currently working on becoming a licensed veterinarian here. We strongly believe that she has never seen a pet with which she didn't immediately fall in love. Her love for animals is present in everything she does!