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IMG_4815Kim Youngblood is the CEO and “Leader of the pack” at Youngblood’s Natural Health Center & Massage in Greenfield Indiana. Kim is a graduate of Equissage in Virginia and has obtained her certification in canine and feline massage therapy in 2014.

Kim has had animals her entire life and used to breed, raise and show Newfoundlands very successfully. She now has an 8 year old “Bug” (Boston Terrier/Pug) who is a complete sweetheart and definite couch potato! Her horse Sage is an important part of her life and she loves trail riding with her daughter Samantha and her horse Duke.  Her baby is her cat Will who is 14 years old…such a snuggle bug!

Her goals are to help your animals reach their optimal health the natural way and to empower you as the owner. When you come to our store, Kim wants you to feel a warm welcome and the freedom to ask questions and bring your concerns…she is here to help you. Her prayer is that God will use her hands and talent to improve your animal’s health and life. She views the owners as more than clients, but as friends and partners in their animals care. She is looking forward to welcoming you to the store soon.

When Kim isn’t busy massaging animals or working at the store, you will find her gardening, at the gym, working around the farm, sewing and spending time with her husband Dave of 35 years and her daughter Samantha.


 

IMG_4802Samantha Youngblood is the owner of Youngblood’s Natural Animal Health Center & Massage in Greenfield Indiana. Sam graduated from IUPUI in May of 2010 with her Bachelor Degree in General Studies and a Double Minor in English Literature and Music. In 2014 she then attended NE Indiana Equine Sports Massage & Rehab Therapy in Decatur Indiana and obtained her certification in equine sports massage therapy and rehab therapy. She has also obtained additional training at this facility for equine raindrop therapy, animal thermography and saddle fitting. In May of 2015 she traveled to Florida and obtained her certification in equine and canine kinesiology taping from Angels Animals Holistic Health.

Sam prides herself with loving her “job” and looks forward to massaging her clients and working at the store every day. This is a lifelong dream and she knows that it would not have been possible without God leading her and the entire team along the way.

Sam adores all animals and has even massaged sheep in her career! She was a 10 year 4-H member where she did numerous projects as well as raising and showing her Gelbvieh, Cross and Angus beef cattle as well as Montadale sheep. She completes in Flyball across the Midwest with her 11 year old Boston Terrier “Frank,” 4 year old Border Staffy “Caution” and her up and coming 2 year old Boston Terrier “BZRK” – they all have a blast! Sam is an avid horse lover and has a 27 year old Morgan/Quarter Horse that has been her companion for almost 21 years.

Sam looks forward to sharing her love of animal massage therapy with you and your 4-legged family members. She prays that God will use her hands to help your animals reach their full and happiest potential whether it is for general health, post-surgery, anxiety, geriatrics or any other concern you may have. She hopes to welcome you to the store soon!

When Sam is not busy at the store or doing animal massage therapy you will find her outside around the farm, at the gym, teaching dance or spending time with her family. Sam shares her home with her three dogs, her Sphynx cat Winnie and her Lykoi cat Rumpleteazer.


 

IMG_4807If you have ever met Debbie Gilpin, I am sure the first thought that would come to mind would be that she is an avid animal lover.  Much of her life has been devoted to the welfare and care of her own dogs and as well as the emotional, physical and rehabilitation needs of the rescues that shared her home over the years.

The love of animals dates back to early childhood with fond memories of the family’s German Shepherds, numerous cats, a Shetland pony and later in childhood her first horse.

She always had a profound interest in animal nutrition as well as interests in Eastern and holistic veterinary medicine. Incredible mentors nourished her hunger to learn everything possible to enable her to promote the health and well being of the animals she loved and to share the knowledge she had learned with others.

Along with her husband Donnie, they share their deep love for animals and together were dedicated to Breed Rescue for the Bull Terrier Club of America for over a decade. Prior to breed rescue they competed across the U.S. in Conformation but in more recent years they realized that their true passion was being active members in rescue work. A truly heartwarming and sometimes heartbreaking experience but overall they both agree one of the most rewarding life experiences they have ever known.

Some of the most important lessons learned in life were not taught from a traditional education standpoint but firsthand from the dogs they loved so dearly and for whom they shared their life and home with.

She feels blessed to be a part of the team at YAMT and thankful for the opportunity to share a common ground based on faith, values and accomplishing a goal together. As a member of the staff she is dedicated to help provide and maintain the high standards that have been set in place for all clients and the pets they love.


 

IMG_4813_ppPamela “Pam” Mick: I can never remember a time in my life when I did not have a dog. Dogs have listened to my stories, given me a supporting paw, and have loved me unconditionally. Recently retiring from teaching elementary students, I did not want to miss the classroom especially the interaction with the children. So Teddy, my 10 month old golden retriever, and I joined Bentley’s Buddies and Friends where we visit an elementary classroom weekly. In caring for Teddy, I wanted the best for him. That search for great, healthy products led me to Y.A.M.T. I have gained a wealth of knowledge researching best practices for my dog. Please, come and visit me at Y.A.M.T. I’ll be glad to assist you with your pet care needs!