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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. 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. 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 ”

- KAREN MARTIN

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

- JOE PINEIRO

“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”

- ROBERT MESSER

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

- NATHAN CROSBIE

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

- THOMAS KEANE

“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!”

- KATY MATE

“Always helpful and courteous staff!”

- JODI DIBBLE

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

- RACHEAL THOMPSON

“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 ”

- RACHEL RASH

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

- AARON BASS

Our Vets

We pride ourselves on having a welcoming and open environment where everyone is working together to serve our patients.

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

Veterinarian

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).

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

Veterinarian

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. Nicole Morales

Veterinarian

Dr. Morales is from the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. Her undergraduate studies were completed at the University of Puerto Rico and Louisiana State University which lead her to become a die hard Tigers fan. She graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her clinical studies at the University of Florida. Dr. Morales enjoys traveling and has partaken in several mission trips to South Africa to work with their communities and animal preserves. Her furry children include a miniature schnauzer named George, a giant schnauzer named Marley and two adorable ferrets named Pepper and Panda.

Dr. Mary Kaufman

Veterinarian

Dr. Kaufman is a University of Miami alumni where she graduated with degrees in marine science, biology, and psychology, initially intending to become a dolphin trainer. However, after having the amazing opportunity to watch medical procedures for the first time on dolphins in her internship, she realized she wanted to be able to help save animals from disease by becoming a veterinarian. She went on to study veterinary medicine at the University of California, Davis. In addition to cats and dogs, she also studied zoo and aquarium animal medicine, including a research study that involved CT scanning fish. After having the opportunity to work with everything from tiny frogs to massive rhinos, she determined that nothing is better than working with companion animals and their loving owners!

In her free time, she enjoys any outdoor activities such as SCUBA, kayaking, wakeboarding, snowboarding, hiking, and camping. She has an orange cat named George who has come with her across the country on all of her studies and travels. He is even clicker and harness trained!

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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 through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. We are closed for staff training on the first Wednesday of each month from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. On Saturdays we are open from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. 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 Scratchpay.

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

Or you may also use Scratchpay which provides simple and affordable payment plans for pet parents.

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 and Scratchpay. 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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