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Dr. Patrick Young was born and raised in Texarkana , Texas, as the youngest of 10 children. He was raised in an environment that expected a great work ethic and moral code by his parents, Dr Mitchell and Donna Young. All 7 of his brothers are MDs, and his father was a General Surgeon, so Patrick's interest in medicine came naturally. Similarly, the entire family earned their Eagle Scout, and the girls the equivalent, and is a family much respected in the community. Patrick's medical journey veered from the family path towards veterinary medicine, a natural fit for his love of the outdoors and animals.
He received his DVM from Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998, after doing his undergraduate work at Texas A&M in Animal Science and spending a couple of years working on a stocker cattle ranch. Patrick spent several years learning with leaders in equine medicine and surgery across the country before settling in central Oklahoma to start his own practice and raise a family. He continually strives to further his education, in 2011 became Certified in animal chiropractic by the Animal Chiropractic Certification Commission of the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association, & also serves as attending veterinarian for local equestrian events.
Dr. Young is an avid horseman, competing in weekend cuttings on his quarter horse gelding, Farm Cat. The Young family also has raised a few of their own race thoroughbreds and warmbloods for dressage. Any spare time is spent training as a triathlete, he is a two time Ironman Finisher, but looks forward to all the new outdoor opportunities in the Bend area!
In 2014 he successfully researched and licensed a new vaccine for Pigeon Fever, and is driven to find more answers to underserved animal health issues. This passion will be moved forward with the development of his new biotech company. Stay tuned for updates!
Madeleine, Patrick, Sullivan, Corie, & Isabelle