Meet Our Team

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, 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, 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!  


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Office Hours

Special Hours to Keep Serving your Pets Safely!


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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "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.