We are proud of our staff family and the practice that we support. We strive to bring our clients the best in veterinary care and our number one goal is always that you and your loved ones leave happier and healthier.
Dr. Miranda Jones-Bailey
Dr. Jones-Bailey grew up in Alabama. Her interests in veterinary medicine started with her love for horses. She attended Berry College in Rome, Georgia for her undergraduate studies in chemistry and pre-veterinary medicine. While studying at Berry, she worked at the equestrian center and a local mixed animal hospital, rode on the equestrian team, and participated in several animal related organizations. She graduated with honors in three years and returned to Alabama to pursue her career in veterinary medicine. In 2003, she graduated with honors with a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating, she practiced small animal medicine in Florida prior to moving to North Carolina. She has worked in several small animal hospitals in the Raleigh area until opening Youngsville Animal Hospital. During her years in small animal practice she developed an interest in orthopedics and animal exercise rehabilitation. In 2014 she completed the University of Tennessee Certificate Program in Canine Physical Rehabilitation. Dr. Jones-Bailey and her husband, Mike, have a son and daughter. Their extended family includes dogs, cats, horses, and fish. They enjoy spending time outdoors.
Dr. Robert Bakal
Dr. Bakal was born and raised in New York and Florida. He came to North Carolina to attend NC State where he received his bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, and his veterinary degree. Dr. Bakal has over 20 years of experience. His early career was spent working in Fish and Wildlife medicine and he still has a great passion for treating “exotic” animals. His professional interests include exotic animal medicine and surgery, small animal surgery, fear free practice, and preventative care. Outside of work Dr. Bakal likes to spend time with his daughter and 3 step daughters. He has numerous pets including 2 dogs, several snakes, Dart and Tree frogs, and marine aquaria. He enjoys going to area sporting events (Especially NC State), fishing, and woodworking. He is looking forward to meeting all our wonderful clients and their amazing pets.
Dr. Dawn Lanza
Dr. Dawn Lanza grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. For undergraduate, Dr. Lanza went to the University of Alabama and Louisiana State University where she was a SEC swimmer. She obtained her DVM at LSU Veterinary school in Baton Rouge, La. After graduating, she practiced one year in New Orleans as a general practitioner. Dr. Lanza and her husband then moved to North Carolina and settled in Wake Forest. For the next 13 years, Dr. Lanza practiced as an overnight Emergency Veterinarian. After many long and exciting nights, she is looking forward to returning to General practice where she is excited to get to know her patients, their families, and help keeping fur babies happy and healthy. Along with her husband and two your children, she has a cat named Stoli and a French bulldog/boston terrier mix baby named Rocco. A fun fact-Dr. Lanza fell in love with and bought Rocco after she delivered him by an emergency C-section when his mother could not have him naturally. She enjoys exercising, cycling, eating out, binge watching Netflix, and going to the beach with her family.
We like to think our staff is what really sets Youngsville Animal Hospital apart from all the rest! Our team wants to show you how a family-first approach is how we make your experience the best it can be.
Terri has worked in the Veterinary Medicine field for 10 years, primarily as a Client Care Coordinator. She has always had a passion for animals, but didn’t realize how much she loved this field until she ventured into it! Terri has been married to the love of her life, Earl for 32 years! They have 4 children: Ethan, Elyssa, Coleby and Tauny. They also have 4 grandchildren, Cadence, Emeryson, Addy and Chance. Her ‘extended’ family also includes Marvin, their English Mastiff, Mack, their English Bulldog and Alex, a Persian kitty. Her family and her faith is her sanctuary. Outside of her love of veterinary medicine, her interests include cooking and baking…She loves to feed people and show them love thru her treats! She also enjoy listening to Contemporary Christian music and rockin’ to 70’s music with her honey!
Katrice has been working in the animal field for about 16 years in different areas. She has a true passion for animals and their well being, whether it’s a stray animal or a turtle trying to cross the road. Currently she and Mike (her fiancé ) have 6 dogs that they have rescued from different situations and they also have a feral cat colony too. She volunteers in helping the trap and release program for these wild kitties. During her free time she likes to go to the lake (with her dogs of course), fishing, going to church, learning new things and just enjoying life. She is super stoked to be a part of YAH’s team as well as to grow and learn with them.
Kaitlyn has always had a passion for animals. At a young age, she could be seen helping her mother rescue kittens or tending a small livestock farm with her father. During her time as a child and in the professional field, Kaitlyn has gained valuable experience with animals from all walks of life. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband Tyler and their four-legged children: Peppers, Bella, Wookie and Callie. Kaitlyn also enjoys reading, fishing and volunteering at animal shelters or farms. She is very excited to help the pets of the community as she grows and learns with the YAH family.
Originally from Louisburg, NC Kenia attended Louisburg College where she played soccer for two years and earned her Associate’s degree in General Art. She’s always had a passion for animals and has personal experience in caring for all of her family dogs. She has two dogs of her own whom she loves to take on hikes and the the dog parts. In her spare time, Kenia enjoys hiking, cooking and spending time with her boyfriend Luis and her two pups! She wants to continue her veterinary education and one day open up her own clinic. She’s very excited to join the YAH team and is eager to work with such a great group of animal lovers!
Your health and safety, as well as that of your pets’, is our #1 concern at YAH. We want you to know that when you come into our practice you are entering an environment that takes the utmost care in ensuring your visit is the safest, cleanest experience possible. The video below is an example of how we clean each room prior to each individual examination. Precautionary steps are also taken multiple times per day in our waiting room to ensure sanitation to the max of our abilities.
YAH in the Community
We are PROUD to be a member of the Youngsville, North Carolina community serving Greater Youngsville and the surrounding areas of Franklin, Granville and Wake Counties. We strive to be a business that gives back to the community that we serve. We are honored to support the following community involvement groups:
- Franklin Co Chamber of Commerce
- Youngsville Area Business Association (YABA)
- Youngsville Area Kids Soccer (YAKS)
- Youngsville Parks and Rec
Been thinking about adopting a pet? We are proud to serve and partner with local area rescue organizations as well. Visit our adoptions section to get some advice on adopting a pet and some links to some of the local rescues that we partner with.
Our facility features cozy spacing sure to make your trip to YAH a comfortable and convenient one. We have three exam rooms, each with fold down wall tables (for your little friends), a laboratory complete with start of the art diagnostic equipment and medications, a treatment area for wet/dental procedures and minor diagnostics, a full surgery suite capable of in-house soft tissue procedures and a brand new X-ray with digital radiography capabilities. Click through the pictures below and have a preview of what awaits you at Youngsville Animal Hospital.
Areas We Serve
We are proud to call Youngsville, NC home as your choice for hometown veterinary service! We are also pleased to serve clients in the entire surrounding areas including:
- Your choice for hometown veterinary services in Louisburg, NC is Youngsville Animal Hospital!
- Your choice for hometown veterinary services in Creedmoor, NC is Youngsville Animal Hospital
- Your choice for hometown veterinary services in Bunn, NC is Youngsville Animal Hospital!
- Your choice for hometown veterinary services in Wake Forest, NC is Youngsville Animal Hospital!
- Your choice for hometown veterinary services in Franklinton, NC is Youngsville Animal Hospital!