Meet Our Staff
Richard Young, dvm, dabvp, ccrt
"The Best Job in Town"
I began to fall in love with veterinary medicine in my early high school years. We always had cats and dogs in our house when I was growing up, and our veterinarian's office was always an amazing place for me. I can still remember the wonderful sights, smells and sounds of the office, as well as the huge smile that was always on my veterinarian's face. That smile told me that he had the best job in town. He was kind enough to let me work for him for most of my high school years, and by the time I left for college, I was hooked. This was the best job in town.
I remember the day that I was accepted to Texas A&M's College of Veterinary Medicine as one the best days of my life. In veterinary school, I began to learn how to piece together clues, and bits of information, that would tell me what was wrong with the animal that was in front of me. They couldn't talk to me to help guide my thinking. Following clues and applying my medical knowledge has always been exciting for me. Watching someone's precious pet recover from a surgery or illness, because our doctors and staff did their jobs that day, is an amazing feeling. Why wouldn't anyone be excited by a day like that?
We opened our practice in Fort Worth, Texas in March 1985. Over the years, as the practice has grown, we have formed lasting and enjoyable relationships with our clients. Most satisfying has been taking your precious family pets, from the moment you first welcomed them into your lives, to the very moment that you had to say goodbye. My hope has always been that you have nothing but wonderful memories of your time with your sweet pet.
After practicing veterinary medicine for over 35 years, I'm sure that this is the best job in town.
Our practice is AAHA certified; Dr Young is board certified by the American Board of Veterianry Practitioners (ABVP); and is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT)
Stephanie Yip, dvm
"..It just couldn't get any better..."
Like many veterinarians, I realized my love of animals early in life. After experiencing my first high school job as a "kennel tech", I quickly understood that the veterinary profession was the perfect marriage between helping people, and their pets, with science and medicine. I was in love!! Getting to interact with amazing clients and their awesome pets on a daily basis, well ....it just couldn't get any better.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Natalie is our LVT (Licensed Veterinary Technician), and all around awesome "cat-lady". She always has a smile on her face and seems to really love what she does. It's a joy to work with people like Natalie. She truly cares about your babies, and uses her knowledge, experience and natural skill with animals to help us keep your pets healthy and happy. Big thumbs up to Natalie....Oh, and if you are a cat, you are tops with her.
Alyssa has been an important member of our team for over five years. She knows our practice, it's team and our clients inside out. She is a sweet, quiet and solid part of our staff, and we couldn't be more fortunate to have her here. Your babies love her as much as we do.
Techician Assistant / Rehab Assistant
We just celebrated Amanda's four year anniversity with HPAH (HarrisParkway Animal Hospital), and what a blessing to have her working with us. Amanda's babies at home are cats, but she lights up when she's working with your cats or dogs. She recognizes the slightest abnormality in her patients, which helps us diagnose and treat your pets. It was this attention to detail that pointed to her as the perfect team member to help Dr Young treat our rehab (physical therapy) candidates. She is a great pet photographer and, as you can see, enjoys our Halloween themes and costumes. Thank you Amanda for everything you do for our furry babies.
Technician and Administrative Assistant
"Ashley" is amazing with animals and people. Her instincts keep her patients safe, and she's always there to give out hugs when they don't feel so well. She came to us from a practice in El Paso, and we couldn't be happier to have her as a part of our family. As strong as her puppy and kitty skills are, she connects with our clients and our staff in a special way. Our team looks to her for advice and direction, and we couldn't have asked for a better fit. Thank you "Ashley" for all that you do for our practice.