Dr. Micaela Young DVM, CPDT-KA
Dr. Micaela Young is a veterinarian and a certified professional dog trainer (KA). She started her career in a community practice in Landstuhl, Germany and shortly thereafter entered the training world when an accident with her mom left them in need of a hearing alert service dog. While preparing for veterinary school while at West Virginia University, she met a life-changing dog called Patty, a 14 year old Heeler who had been living in the kennel area of the vet clinic for over a year. Patty joined Micaela at veterinary school in Davis, CA and taught her about living with severe separation anxiety (as well as resource guarding, cognitive dysfunction, and senior dog enrichment). Deeply inspired by Dr. Sophia Yin, and egged on by Patty, Micaela pushed to take advantage of every available behavior-related learning opportunity in veterinary school. While in CA, Micaela started Happy Lead, first a basic training company and today an ambulatory service veterinary practice. Micaela now lives in Seattle WA offering services at home via Happy Lead and in a local clinic.
She can be reached at [email protected] and you will not find her on social media.