Dr. Lawrence D. Young – Veterinarian/Owner

Texas A&M University 1998
Dr. Young has been at Artesia Animal Clinic since 1998 and owned it since 2004. He is active in the veterinary profession serving as the past president of the NMVMA and as the NM delegate to the AVMA house of delegates. He was the 2003 New Mexico Veterinarian of the year. He is an ALIRT veterinarian involved in the surveillance of foreign animal diseases. He currently serves as a member of the New Mexico Board of Veterinary medicine. Dr. Young married Glenda Joyce May 12, 1978 they have 3 kids, Laura, Travis and John and they are the proud grandparents of Hannah Grace, Jonah Markus and Micah June Williams.



My name is Pam Bilberry, I am a receptionist and have been working at Artesia Animal Clinic since 2006. I love working here with Dr. Young and the rest of the staff, I love animals and I really enjoy getting to know the clients and their pets. I have three dogs of my own Kiki, Nikki, and Lexi. I have been married for 40 years to Jay Bilberry, We have two grown sons, they are both married and have given us four awesome grandkids. For fun my husband and I like to travel and play golf.


Hello! My name is Amanda, I am the head receptionist at Artesia Animal Clinic. I have two basset hounds, Copper and Zoey and a betta fish! I started working here in September 2010. I absolutely love my job! I love being able to communicate with our clients and of course being able to see their pets! I am blessed to have been given the opportunity to work for Dr.Young he is an awesome doctor!


Hey there, my name is Brittni Hollandsworth, I am a receptionist at Artesia Animal Clinic I started in Feb. 2019. I was born & raised in Woodbury TN, We moved to Artesia in 2009. I have always had animals and love them. I have 3 dogs, 2 horses, Cats, and an Australian Sugar Glider. I always knew I wanted to work around animals and enjoy seeing all the animals y’all bring in.



My name is Matthew Lopez and I have worked here at Artesia Animal Clinic since 2006. I have learned so much from working here at the clinic, In my spare time I like to play video games, also love to draw and write.


Hello, my name is Shari, I started working here at the clinic in February 2011 shortly after my husband Jon and I move to New Mexico from California. We have four dogs of our own and will probably be adding more fur babies to our family in the future!


Hello, my name is Kyrah Leon; I have been working for Dr. Young at Artesia Animal Clinic since April 2014. The first portion of those years was spent as a veterinary technician, currently, I am doing medical records along with stepping in occasionally to help as a tech. I have an Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology from Brown Mackie College. I am happily married to Victor Leon and we have a beautiful daughter together, who gets to tag along with me at work (Future Veterinarian or technician in the making!)


Travis Young, oldest son and middle child of Dr. Young has been with AAC since May 2017. Inventory Manager, IT tech, and accountants assistant are just a few jobs he does for AAC. Outside the clinic, Travis preaches for the West Side Church of Christ and also owns his own online store.