Sugar Mill Veterinary Center strives to offer sound client education, and optimal veterinary care with our trained and experienced staff. Our job is not only to treat your pet when he or she isn’t feeling well, but also to promote general wellness care to keep your best friend happy and healthy for years to come.
Dr. Stacia Jung, VMD
Dr. Jung completed her undergraduate studies at Boston University. She has an M.A. in cultural anthropology and a Certificate in African Studies from Columbia University. Her doctorate in veterinary medicine was completed at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Jung moved to St. Croix in 2004 with a passion for putting an end to pet overpopulation enhanced by her prior work experience at the ASPCA, The Humane Society of New York, and Bide-A-Wee animal shelters. She was employed as Associate Veterinarian at Island Animal Clinic from November 2004-November 2006. After that, she created an onsite Low-Cost Spay/Neuter program in December 2006 at the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center and successfully spayed/neutered close to 3,000 animals in less than two years, operating twice weekly. Eventually, Dr. Jung took on the position of part-time Staff Veterinarian and part-time Executive Director at the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center from November 2007 through October 2008.
Inspired by her previous veterinary work, love for animals, and passion for the community of St. Croix, Dr. Jung opened Sugar Mill Veterinary Center in December 2008. The Center encompasses her vision for combining a holistic approach to pet wellness in a state of the art and environmentally friendly facility. The Inn at Sugar Mill, St. Croix’s only stand-alone pet boarding facility, was opened in May of 2009 and has provided a comfortable, clean, and safe place for dogs and cats to vacation while their owners are traveling off-island. Sunshine Foundation, a nonprofit, low-cost spay/neuter program, ran for two years out of the Sugar Mill and spayed/neutered 1500 dogs and cats. Now Sunshine Foundation is focused on feral cat TNVR on St. Croix (Trap, Neuter, Vaccinate, Release) as well as providing special event low-cost spay/neuter services to the community.
Dr. Jung lives with her three indoor cats Tang, Pearl, and Sinbad as well as her three dogs Ginger, Lester, and Kai-Zen. Her outdoor crew includes four formerly feral cats (Big Daddy, Snuffin, Batman, and Stranger) as well as one still semi-feral dog name DOG. She loves every minute of island life!