Meet Our Team

  • Dr.
    Christa Young
    Founder of Bellalago Veterinary Hospital

    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 cared for dogs, cats, small reptiles, and pocket pets. She established a high quality of care and set an excellent example of what it means to truly care for animals and serve the community.  Dr. Young passed unexpectedly in 2022.  Her legacy lives on in Bellalago Veterinary Hospital today, and we all strive to ensure all patients know her love.

  • Jim ,
    Office Manager

    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 ,
    Practice Manager

    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!  

  • Jose ,
    Veterinary Nurse

    Medical Team Member

  • Kim ,
    Veterinary Nurse/Receptionist

    Medical Team & Front Office Team Member

  • Saniya ,
    Veterinary Nurse/Receptionist

    Medical Team & Front Office Team Member

  • Alexis ,
    Veterinary Receptionist

    Front Office Team Member

  • Marta ,
    Veterinary Receptionist

    Front Office Team Member


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Office Hours

Special Hours to Keep Serving your Pets Safely!


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Read What Our Clients Say

  • ""I absolutely love Bellalago Vet. I have taken all three of my cats there and have not had any problem. They are very accommodating with their appointments and get back to me within 24 hours if I have any concerns or questions. Excellent Vet and Hospital.""
    Amanda N.
  • ""Caring and affordable healthcare. Great with dogs and my cats. Fair prices and knowledgeable vet and staff. Goes the extra mile when they are sick.""
    Dawnita B.
  • ""Absolute gems at this hospital. They love your pet just like it's their own. A little on the pricey side but definitely worth it.""
    Natalie L.
  • ""I have to say that this team is absolutely outstanding! Honestly, please know that you all do an amazing job at what you do and your care, compassion and help towards the animal community is truly inspiring. I happen to know Jim has been amazing to me on multiple occasions. Please know that all the work that you do is truly meaningful and appreciated by very many people. You guys are ROCKSTARS!!!""
    Maria P.
  • ""Their the best veterinarian in this area ,and their like a family ,they treat your fur babies like if they are theirs and they have great prices""
    Evelyn C.
  • ""Whatever animal you bring to this Veterinary I'll tell you this they are in safe hands these people are wonderful the staff the doctor very respectful and very understanding explain everything to you in detail I cannot imagine bringing my dog and a place house well worth the trip wherever you're coming from.""
    Luis P.
  • ""Thank you so much for everything you do. We love and trust you with both of our fur babies. Lilo is especially familiar and enjoys going on rides to visit you guys which is a testament to how well you treat her. Thank you guys!!""
    Ronnie H.
  • ""Your veterinary hospital is, hands down, the very BEST animal hospital I’ve ever encountered.
    In all of these years, in all of these places of residence, I have never found and used the services of a veterinary clinic or hospital quite like Bellalago Veterinary Hospital.""
    Linda R.
  • "We have been going to Bellalago Veterinary Hospital for 2 years now. They simply are the best! Dr. Young and staff, are all very caring and knowledgeable. I love the wellness packages that they offer, too."
    Jennifer B.
  • "This Veterinary hospital treated my dog Sofia great. Love the customer service from when we walked in until we walked out, we were treated very well. You can tell that everyone from the receptionist to the nurses love their jobs. The doctors were also great explained everything to us and even called us after my dog had surgery to let us know how she did. I will keep taking my dogs here."
    Yamaris R.