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Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet – Does Dr. Jeff have cancer again?

Dr. Jeff has recently been diagnosed with a new form of cancer, but it seems like this driven veterinarian is doing well.

Dr. Jeff Young first rose to reality television fame through his Animal Planet show, Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet.

But he has always been known within the Colorado veterinary community and beyond for advocating for affordable pet care and improved education.

But while Dr. Jeff has spent decades looking after the well-being of the animals placed in his care, he found himself in need of some serious medical assistance in 2014 after he was diagnosed with B-cell lymphoma (a form of blood cancer).

Dr. Jeff’s cancer diagnosis shocked fans throughout the globe, but it did not distract this hard-working veterinarian from his life-long mission. And by 2018, the determined Dr. Jeff had officially announced that he was in remission.

Dr. Jeff’s new cancer diagnosis

It has now been over two years since the most recent season of Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet first premiered on television, which means that many fans have missed all of the behind-the-scenes changes that have taken place since the show’s eighth season.

On the good side of things, the Planned Pethood International clinic has moved to a much bigger, training-equipped facility in Conifer, Colorado.

However, on the negative side of things, Dr. Jeff has revealed that he has relapsed once again been diagnosed with cancer.

Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet from then until now

Before we dive into the details of Dr. Jeff’s most recent cancer diagnosis, it may be a good time to take a look back at how far the show has come since its premiere.

Dr. Jeff has already shared that he does not know whether the show will be returning to television for another season in the future.

But while we wait for an official update on the future of the show, there is plenty of time to ensure that you are all caught up on all of the most recent episodes.

Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet’s timeline can be summarized as follows:

Detail Description
Series premiere episode Season 1, episode 1: “One More Chance”, which first aired on July 11, 2015
Most recent episode Season 8, episode 23: “Wild Sanctuary Days”, which first aired on September 24, 2022
Total seasons 8
Total episodes 107

Dr. Jeff sends proof of life

Not having weekly updates on how Dr. Jeff is doing this time around has certainly made fans all over the globe worried that his health may be deteriorating.

But, fortunately, Dr. Jeff recently posted an update video on the Planned Pethood International Facebook page.

In this video, Dr. Jeff jokingly holds up a newspaper as ‘proof of life’ just like they do in the movies, and goes on to assure fans that he is still alive and kicking.

Dr. Jeff also took some time in this video to thank all of the well-wishers who have contacted him to share their support and to remind the people who can to donate to the clinic.

Where Dr. Jeff’s health stands now

When Dr. Jeff was just starting out with his treatment this time around, he shared on multiple occasions that he was suffering from the severe side effects and was not able to work “quite as much” as he used to.

Some fans even started a GoFundMe campaign to support the new clinic so that Dr. Jeff could spend more of his time focusing on his recovery.

Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet - Does Dr. Jeff have cancer again?

However, it seems like his condition has taken a turn for the better more recently.

The Planned Pethood International Facebook page shared on March 2, 2024 that through Dr. Jeff is still “not 100%”, his lungs are much better. Dr. Jeff’s most recent PET scan also revealed a positive trend.

Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet - Does Dr. Jeff have cancer again?

All of these positive strides have allowed Dr. Jeff to return to his work at the clinic more frequently. This means that the new Pethood International clinic is really taking shape.

Dr. Jeff’s plans for the road forward

While Dr. Jeff’s newly-diagnosed form of cancer is reportedly much more aggressive than the previous form, he still has big plans for the future.

In fact, Dr. Jeff has already confirmed that he has plans to travel to the Pine Ridge and Wolf Point reservations this year. He also confirmed that he will be travelling to Reynosa and Guadalajara in Mexico in the summer.

The Planned Pethood Clinic has been quite busy since the start of 2024, and besides the usual patient consultations, this clinic has also been training new veterinarians and hosting various outreach programs in the hopes of improving the lives of pets throughout Colorado.

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