The Best Care for your Best Friend

Here at Young’s Animal Hospital, we believe in the bond between humans and their pets. We work hard to make sure our patients live the longest and healthiest lives possible with our help. We know this is possible only with good care.

In 1961 Dr. William Glenn Young opened the doors to Young’s Indian River Animal Hospital and began serving the Titusville and Brevard County communities. He then sold the practice to Dr. Paul Berger in 1997, who had joined the practice earlier that decade as an associate veterinarian and then became a practice partner in the mid-1990s.

In January of 2005, Dr. Camille Young (no relation to Dr. WG Young) purchased the practice after herself joining as an associate, and shortened the name to Young’s Animal Hospital. The practice continued to grow and expanded to our present location on Cheney Highway under her leadership. In July 2014, Dr. Young sold the practice to Vision Vet Care (VVC), a veterinarian-owned business with practices in Indiana, Kentucky and Florida. Over the years, a lot has changed in the field of veterinary medicine. What has never changed through the decades is the commitment Young’s has to our community.

We strive to serve our clients by offering the highest quality, compassionate medicine for their pets. It is also very important to us to be involved in and support our community through our various outreach programs. Throughout any changes in the upcoming decades, we look forward to continuing to serve our community and hope to see you and your pets soon!

“I don’t recall the vet techs name but, she was top notch. Very caring and thorough. The new vet, Dr. Hogan will be requested for future visits for my dogs. She is compassionate, personable and was thorough also. Excellent care provided ”


“Everyone was very friendly to my pit which isn’t always the case with this breed. Service was good and fast.”


“My experience with your staff and facility has always been excellent. You are there when I need you and your assistance is always greatly appreciated”


“Camo was happy and is feeling better that’s what matters. Nice people ”


“Wonderful. Think Dr. Gordon is the best.”


“My dog and I were treated very well. He was an emergency and you worked him in just like you said. I am very grateful. You will now be my regular vet. Thank you so much!”


“Always helpful and courteous staff!”


“I love Dr. Gordon. Your whole staff is great.”


“Everyone was very nice, as usual. It was a very quick visit, just proheart injections done by a tech and they were very quick…it was lovely! Thank you ”


“Have been coming to Youngs since 1967. Wouldn’t go anywhere else !!”


Our Vets

Dr. Angela Bockelman

Medical Director

Dr. Bockelman obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Organismal Biology from Kutztown University, and earned a Ph.D. in Behavioral and Evolutionary Biology from Lehigh University. After working as the animal behaviorist at an open-admission humane society, she returned to veterinary school, and earned her DVM from Auburn University. While she loves working with dogs and cats, she has a special interest in Avian and Exotic medicine. She is a member of the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians, the Association of Avian Veterinarians, as well as the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians.

In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors, spending time at the beach, kayaking, and running with her husband. They have completed many half marathons, as well as a full marathon. They share their home with 2 dogs, 4 cats, a rabbit, a lovebird and a bearded dragon.

Dr. Robert Gordon


Dr. Gordon graduated from Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine. He also spent two years in the US Army Special Forces. He owned a mixed practice veterinary clinic located in Greenwood, Mississippi for 9 years before moving to Florida. He owned and operated a four-Doctor small animal clinic in New Port Richey, Florida for 24 years. He is a member of the Florida Veterinary Medical Association (FVMA) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

He is the proud owner of a ten-year-old Rat Terrier named “Annie”, two horses named “Katy” and “Thunder” and three chickens, “Bauk”, “Clari” and “Robbin”. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf, fishing, SCUBA diving, traveling with his wife Joyce, and spending time with his grandchildren, Lindsey, Ryan, and Eli.

Dr. Kaity Hogan


Dr. Hogan is a Brevard county native who was born and raised in Cocoa. In 2013, she received a Bachelor’s degree in biology from The University of Florida. She stayed in Gainesville to pursue her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida. Her interests include soft tissue surgery as well as kitten and puppy exams. On her days off she enjoys running with her lab mix Janie and cuddling her cat Loki.

Dr. Patricia Munizza


Dr. Munizza is originally from New Jersey.  Most recently, she and her family moved from Virginia to Florida.  Her family includes her husband Frank, two children, two dogs, and two cats.  Cliché, but true, Dr. Munizza has always wanted to be a veterinarian.  She never had considered another profession.  She graduated from The Ohio State University in 1998.  She is interested in: feline medicine, geriatric wellness, and dermatology.  In her spare time, she enjoys cooking/baking, cycling, and spending time with her family.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some questions/answers that we are frequently asked. If you have additional questions that aren’t covered here, please feel free to give us a call at 321.267.3841.

Our hospital is open Monday’s & Thursday’s from 7:00am to 6:00pm. We are open Tuesday’s & Friday’s from 7:00am to 8:00pm. We are open on the first Wednesday from 8:30am to 6:00pm and other Wednesday’s from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. On Saturdays we are open from 8:00am until 1:00pm. The clinic is closed on Sunday.
Patients are seen by appointment, however, we do accept walk-ins for sick patients.
Spaying or neutering should be done at 6 months of age. Your pet must have an exam prior to surgery to help determine whether your pet is healthy enough to undergo the surgical procedure. Vaccinations are required to be current prior to the time of surgery. Also a pre-anesthetic blood screen is required prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery.

Cash, Check, Mastercard,Visa, American Express, Discover, CareCredit, and Citi Health Card.

No, payment is required at the time of service. You may apply for CareCredit, our no interest payment plans by clicking the following link.

This is a blood test that is done prior to surgery. There are several options of pre-anesthetic blood work available. It tests the organ functions, blood counts and clotting function of your pet. The pre-anesthetic blood screening is done to assure safety during surgery and the ability to heal following surgery.
Procedures involving skin sutures or staples require them to be removed within 14 days following the surgery.
No, there is no advantage to letting your pet have one litter. However, there are plenty of advantages to having you pet spayed or neutered. These advantages include decreasing the chances of breast tumors later in life, decreasing the chance of cystic ovaries and uterine infections later in life, decreasing the desire to roam the neighborhood, decreasing the incidence of prostate cancer later in life, helping prevent spraying and marking, and also decreases the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens.

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Hospital Policies

All pets must be in a carrier or on a leash at all times. We will be happy to provide one to you if needed. For your safety, we also ask that you do not use retractable leashes while you are here. Please use one of our leashes during your visit. Thank you.

Work-in/walk-in appointments will be seen in the order of their arrival after scheduled appointments, unless it is an emergency. Please be advised that it can be a long wait. A technician may triage your pet upon arrival to be sure they are stable. We encourage you to drop your pet off to be examined. If your pet’s condition is not of an urgent nature, you may be asked to make a regular appointment. Emergencies arriving less than 1 ½ hours before closing may be asked to go to an Emergency clinic if it is in your pet’s best interest.
Young’s Animal Hospital requires full payment at the time of service for care provided to your pet. Major surgeries and treatment for sick or hospitalized pets requires a full deposit (in the amount of the treatment plan) when the pet is admitted to the hospital. In the event that additional charges are incurred while caring for your pet, payment is due at the conclusion of each treatment day. For your convenience, we accept Cash, Check, Debit Cards, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express. All credit cards must match the name on your driver’s license. We do not accept checks from non-clients or first time clients. We do not accept out of state checks. We also offer a 3rd party billing option through CareCredit. For increased convenience, you can also pay online. We would be happy to provide you with more information on these options. Thank you for your understanding.
Due to FDA Regulations, prescription items are unable to be returned. All other returns must be completed within 60 days of purchase. Please see our front desk staff for more information.
Due to Florida law, we are unable to prescribe, dispense, or sell prescription medications, or prescription foods without a current doctor-client-patient relationship. Pets must be examined yearly in order to maintain a current relationship.
We accept checks from local banks, with local ID only. In the event that your check is returned unpaid due to insufficient funds, you will be charged a return check fee as follows: $25.00 for checks under $50.00, $30.00 for checks over $50.00. If the balance must be sent to collections, you will be subject to a collection agency fee and/or legal fees of up to 40% of the outstanding balance. We will no longer accept checks from clients who have had a previously returned check.
In order to continue to provide quality care for your pet, Young’s Animal Hospital may increase prices at any time. All written estimates will be honored for thirty (30) days. After thirty (30) days, or without a written estimate, the current prices will be honored. If you have any questions regarding our pricing, please ask before services are rendered, and we will be happy to provide you with a written estimate. Thank you for your understanding.
All pets must be examined yearly in order to maintain a current relationship.

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