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Our Veterinarians


Dr. Young

Dr. Julie Young


Dr. Young has been practicing since 2004. She is a 3rd generation veterinarian following in the footsteps of her father (1977) and grandfather (1943). She enjoys camping, hiking, working outdoors, singing and spending time with her husband and children. They also have 2 Nigerian Dwarf Goats, 6 chickens, a rooster, 3 cats and 2 dogs.

Dr. Aaron Patrick


Dr. Patrick grew up in Yakima and has been practicing since 2004. He attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated from Oklahoma State of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. He has worked at Yakima Valley Vet Clinic since 2009 and became co-owner 2016. Dr. Patrick has always had an interest in animal medicine and surgery. At home he has 5 horses, 7 cats, 2 miniature donkeys’ and 3 dogs. In his spare time he enjoys horseback riding, riding ATVs, camping, and various water activities.

Associate Veterinarians

Dr. David W. Hinz

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Hinz grew up the son of a veterinarian in Terrace Heights and Moxee. Following graduate school from WSU college of veterinary medicine he returned to practice here in Yakima, with his father Dr. Earl Hinz. He has always had lots of pets and livestock such as, cats, dogs, rabbits, sheep, horses, and cows. He says 40 years of practice has flown by and he has enjoyed the many experiences with his patients, owners and his staff. Dr. Hinz retires end of May 2018 he will be missed by many.

Dr. Sandi Cok

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Cok graduated from WSU in 1988 and has practiced in Yakima since 1989. She enjoys traveling and photography. Matter of fact, you can see some of her pictures on the walls at the clinic. Each year Dr. Cok is very involved in the Relay for Life which is a fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society. In her spare time, she loves to white water raft and enjoys working behind the scenes at the warehouse theatre doing light design and stage managing productions.


  Dr. Jamie Reed

   Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Reed is a native of Yakima, WA. She grew up and attended schools in nearby Selah, WA. It was in these formative years, being exposed to a variety of domestic, farm, and wild animals, that all animals and their welfare were her passion. Combined with her love of the sciences, veterinary medicine was an early career goal. Dr. Reed graduated from Central Washington University with a degree in biochemistry and received her doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Washington State University. Prior to joining Yakima Valley Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Reed worked in the Seattle, area specializing in small animal care. When not practicing medicine Dr. Reed and her husband Ben enjoy traveling, hiking with their four dogs, and working on their new home. Dr. Reed is excited to be back in the beautiful Yakima Valley with its four seasons and abundant outdoor activities and having the opportunity to provide the level of medical care you have come to expect.