Jeremy Young BSc(hons) BVSc MRCVS
I qualified from Bristol in June 1984. Whilst at Bristol I intercalated and took a degree in Medical Microbiology. I met my future wife Karen at Bristol and we were married in August 1985. After qualifying we worked in a variety of predominantly small animal practices around the UK. We then started to look for a pratice to purchase so we could settle down and eventually start a family. We purchased the Welland Road practice from Mr. Edmonds in 1987. The practice had been established by him in 1979. We had a vision of developing a high standard, friendly, caring small animal practice which one day would be recognized by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as a hospital. After a lot of investment and hard work and dedication from our staff we were very proud that we achieved RCVS "hospital status" at our first attempt in 1996.
My main interests are Diagnostic Imaging (radiography and ultrasound) and surgery and exotics. With my wife we breed and show Border Terriers, Labradors and Rhodesian Ridgebacks. We also both judge terriers. We currently have Scooby our Ridgeback, Brenna a black working Labrador, and a few of her offspring - Bailey, Beaga and Poppy - as well as two Border Terriers - Rachel and Bella. Away from work I enjoy time with my family and if I ever get time I like to go walking and do archery.
We have 2 children - a son Stephen and a daughter Maddy. They also keep us very busy. Stephen is passionate about Art - he is currently pursuing this interest in Louth - and enjoys Water Polo. Maddy is currently enjoying school, her animals and her gymnastics. They both ride occasionally and Maddy vaults with us when she has time. They have both shown our dogs.
Karen Young BVSc(hons) MRCVS
Jeremy, Karen and Brenna, their (son's!) black Labrador,
on Blencathra in the Lake District in April 2010
I qualified from Bristol in June 1984. I met Jeremy at Bristol. He had been in the year above me but joined our year after spending a year completing his Medical Microbiology degree. So we were together for our final two years. Initially we got jobs in separate practices but then worked together in Buckinghamshire and in Portsmouth before coming to Peterborough in 1987. I had initially gone to Veterinary School with a view to working with horses. Although I have done some equine practice I now concentrate on small animals and just keep horses for pleasure!. My main interests are Dermatology (skins), including allergies, internal medicine and behaviour. I am currently based primarily at the branch surgery in Yarwell but do cover for holidays at the Hospital and see skin and behaviour cases at the hospital one day a week.
Although I no longer see horses professionally I continue to ride and to compete. I currently have a lovely young Hannoverian mare - Woodcroft Riffelini who I was lucky enough to purchase from Tim and Bernadette at the Woodcroft Stud in Marholm. They had imported her from Germany in September 2009. We also have two ponies Marley and Honey which Maddy and I 'share!' . I also am treasurer and a coach for Woodland Kites Vaulting Group. (Gymnastics on horseback -see www.vaulting.org.uk) We have been donated a lovely horse Lennox by the RDA charity Equibuddy - www.equibuddy.org. Our group runs up to twice a week and we have a growing band of vaulters. As Equibuddy says "the horse allows ordinary people to do extraordinary things." New members are always welcome!
In any spare time I enjoy walking - and am a summer Mountain Leader and a voluntary walking leader for HF, a holiday company. I also am still an Assistant Scout Leader for Nassington and Kingscliffe Scouts but unfortunately I do not have much spare time - so sadly I don't get to do too much with them any more.
I do however count myself to be very lucky to have a job that I love, wonderful patients and owners, a fantastic family and a great team of staff, some of whom have been with us for many years, to work alongside.
Monika Grela DVM MRCVS
I have been at Youngs Veterinary Hospital for five years now. I came from Poland where I qualified in 2006. My main interest as a Vet is medicine especially endocrinology (hormones) and more recently dentistry, but I take an active interest in most things. My main interest away from work is photography, travelling and trekking. At home I have a cat called Kora. She was brought to the hospital originally as a stray. I fell in love with her and took her home with me.
Sarah Robertson (nee Garvin) BSc BVMS MRCVS
We welcome Sarah back to us after her travels - and having her children! She will be working a few days at weekends; for her many fans please phone and ask for an appointment!