St Johns Veterinary Hospital

and Cat Clinic

Meet Dr. Young!

Matthew Young, DVM

Dr. Matthew Young graduated from the University Of Florida College Of Veterinary Medicine and began his veterinary career practicing at a large, state of the art, 365 day-a-year veterinary hospital located in Charlotte, North Carolina where he saw a variety of complex medical, surgical, and emergency cases.

He joined the team at St. Johns Veterinary Hospital after relocating back to the St. Augustine area to be closer to family. While Dr. Young enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, he has special interests in ultrasonography, minimally invasive techniques/surgery, pain management, and internal medicine. Outside of veterinary medicine,

Dr. Young is married to Dr. Sarah Franz who is also an associate veterinarian and St. Johns Veterinary Hospital. They share their lives with their three dogs: Jack (their senior Dachshund), Ruger (their rescued Doberman Pinscher), and Beretta (their black Labrador Retriever). During his free time Dr. Young enjoys running, fishing, hiking, and traveling with his wife.

Whats New!


Pets need dental care too! .

80% of dogs and 70% of cats have some form of periodontal disease by the age of 3..

Routine dental cleaning removes plaque and tarter from pet's teeth. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia without any pain or discomfort to the pet.

We Care!


If your pet becomes ill, our veterinarians are experienced in critical care..

If your pet needs surgery


Four staff veterinary surgeons provide a wide range of complex and routine procedures. Surgical and anesthetic protocols are individualized specifically for your pet..