Who is Dr. Petra Mickova?
Petra Mickova was born in 1969, in then Czechoslovakia, and is a veterinarian and reality television personality, perhaps better known for being the wife of high-profile veterinarian Dr. Jeff Young. Both are members of the team showcased in the reality television show “Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet”.
The Net Worth of Dr. Petra Mickova
How rich is Dr. Petra Mickova? As of late-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $1 million, earned through a successful veterinary career, her TV appearances, and possibly been elevated thanks to the success of her husband, who has a net worth at $2 million. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Career
There are no details available about Petra’s early life, including her childhood, family, and education. While she grew up in Czechoslovakia, she decided at some point to pursue her veterinary career in the US, and has stayed in the country since. Over the many years working as a veterinarian, she developed highly appreciated skills and experience working in animal clinics, but also helping with field procedures as well as surgery when required.
Eventually, she started working at Dr. Jeff Young’s clinic Planned Pethood Plus, the duo working on animals together with a team, which subsequently became the focal point of a reality television show on Animal Planet, called “Dr. Jeff Rocky Mountain Vet.”
Husband – Dr. Jeff Young
Similar to his wife, Jeff’s past is shrouded in mystery, as very little is known about him until he became a veterinarian. He based his clinic in Denver and attracted a lot of attention for his work, becoming one of the most well-known vets in the region. Many have called him passionate and persevering, tackling numerous high pressure situations with ease. He’s also known to be a laid-back person, sporting long hair, tattoos and wearing flip-flops, the look you’d never expect from a veterinarian.
One of the reasons pet owners like him so much is of course due to his surgical skills, and his prioritization of the animals. He is an advocate of neutering and spaying pets – according to various websites, he has performed more than 165,000 of these procedures over the course of his career, believing that it improves long term animal health. His services are also known to be affordable, as he wants to put the welfare of the animals before even thinking about profit. The reason he still makes a lot of money is due to the television show, and the sheer volume of animals he treats on a daily basis.
Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet
The Animal Planet series is focused on Dr. Jeff, his team and their work at Planned Pethood Plus, following the team and capturing real life cases that come through his doors. One of the reasons the show is popular is due to its realistic portrayal of the tense and often chaotic atmosphere within the clinic, but also showing Jeff as an anchor for both the vets and the patients. He has over 25 years of veterinary experience counting thousands of surgeries over those years. He now has a dedicated team of over 30 staffers responding quickly to each case. The show has aired for more than five seasons and over 50 episodes, with no indication of stopping any time soon.
Relationship and Marriage
While the two were often showed working together on-air, they have never played on the fact that they were married, or showcased their relationship; it was only when Petra was called Dr. Petra Young that people started to realize that the two were more than just co-workers. They met in 2010 when she was first training at the clinic. They married four years later, though she is not his first wife. He was married before and has three children from that relationship. Jeff later described her as being more than his wife, which is apparent in the TV series.
The couple resides near the clinic so that they have easy access. During the end of the second season of the show, doctors discovered an 8 cm mass in Dr. Jeff’s lung and he was diagnosed with B-cell Lymphoma, a form of cancer. Due to the sickness, he had to cut his signature long gray hair, and it was a difficult time for both them and the team. She is also busy taking care of her husband, though no details have been shared as to how they’ve been tackling the disease. The couple seem strong enough, continuing their veterinary work in front and away from the camera.
Dr. Petra Mickova on Social Media
One of the reasons why there is very little information about Dr. Mickova’s past and present endeavors is due to the lack of any strong online presence. She does not have accounts associated with any of the major social media websites. There are accounts on websites such as Facebook that share the same name, but are not related to her in any way. Her husband also doesn’t have any online accounts but has a strong online presence due to the television show. He also frequently appears in public events concerning animal welfare, and recently his physical health.