Towne Square Animal Hospital opened its doors in Owensboro, Kentucky in 1983. At the time, the animal hospital was located in a single building and owned by the late Dr. John Hyland. The practice was very successful and steadily grew to a busy three doctor practice when Dr. Hyland’s son, Dr. Chris Hyland, joined the practice in 1990. With the Lord’s blessings and strong community support the business continued to grow. By 2003 the building was becoming cramped as the clientele continued to grow and two more doctors were added to the practice. In 2004, Dr. Robert Byrd retired from Audubon Animal Hospital on Parrish Ave. His practice was acquired and, in combination with Towne Square animal Hospital, became Towne Square Animal Hospital LLC. The acquisition accomplished two major things. It gave everyone more elbow room and added the ability to serve the communities from two convenient locations.
As the population in Owensboro and Daviess County continued to grow, it caused a greater need for pet boarding and grooming. In 2005, Towne Square Pet Resort was built, completing the current day three-business LLC. From its small beginning in 1983, our family has grown to include a combined seven doctors.
We recognize that it is only by the Lord’s grace and blessings that a
small family business has grown into a large family of professionals,
all dedicated to serving our community.
Dr. Chris Hyland
Dr. Chris Hyland, born and raised in Owensboro, developed a deep love for helping animals from his father, Dr. John Hyland, a veterinarian who started Towne Square Animal Hospital in 1983. After graduating from Owensboro Catholic High School, he received a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from the University of Kentucky. He then attended Auburn University earning his DVM degree, graduating in 1990. After graduation, Dr Chris Hyland returned to Owensboro to work with his father.
In 2004, Dr. Chris Hyland and his partners purchased Audubon Animal Hospital and in 2005 built Towne Square Pet Resort. Dr. Hyland enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but especially enjoys Orthopaedic Surgery and investing time in getting to know his clients.
He and his wife, Lisa married in 1993 and have three children, Ross, Maria, and Elizabeth. Also included in their family is Max the family dog and Winston the family cat.
Dr. Hyland’s hobbies include spending time with family, mentoring youth, traveling, kayaking, fishing and all sports.
Dr. Nikki Curtis
She and her husband share their love of the outdoors with their two children while hunting and competing in 3D archery tournaments.
Dr. Nathan Kunze
He and his wife, Lyndsey, married in 2005 and have three children, Graham, Sara Jane, and Elizabeth. Also part of the family are two cats, Lexi and Lily. His family attends Zion United Church of Christ. Dr. Kunze’s hobbies including cycling, camping, kayaking, & triathlon. He also enjoys reading, cooking, cultivating fruit trees, raising chickens, and assisting with his parents’ vineyard in Utica.
Dr. Chris Alvey
Dr. Chris Alvey began his college career at Brescia University and graduated in 2001 with a bachelors degree in Biology. He continued on to Auburn University where he graduated in 2005 with his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. With his parents still in Owensboro where he grew up, Chris wanted to come back to Owensboro to practice.
At the age of 16, Chris began working at Towne Square in the kennels as well as being a veterinary technician during his summers breaks while at Brescia, so his heart was always set on coming back to Towne Square Animal Hospital to practice. In 2014 Chris married his wife Mary J who has been a veterinary technician for almost 20 years. To relax, any chance he gets he greatly enjoys working on his farm and bass fishing on Kentucky and Barkley Lake.
Dr. Damon Cecil
Dr. Cecil grew up in Philpot, KY., attended Owensboro Catholic High School, Murray State University, and Auburn University. Prior to graduation, he completed internships in swine production and medicine in North , South Carolina and Indiana, as well as completing an equine an internship in Texas. Upon graduation in June 2000, he spent the first two years practicing as a large animal ambulatory veterinarian. For the next three years he practiced mixed animal medicine before settling down at Towne Square Animal Hospital in 2004.
Father of three children, he and his family enjoy camping, trail riding and anything outdoors. In addition to the three children, he and his wife, Jennifer, have three dogs, four cats and five horses. When he has spare time, Dr. Cecil still enjoys helping out and working on his mother’s cattle farm.
Dr. Summer Buckner
Dr. Summer Buckner became employed at Towne Square Animal Hospital in 2014. She has practiced veterinary medicine in the Owensboro area since 2003. Originally from Texas, Dr. Buckner is a 2001 graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. She enjoys developing relationships with clients, observing the bond between humans and animals, and client education.
Dr. Buckner is married and has a son. She has a dog, a cat, horses, and cattle. In her free time, she enjoys: spending time with family, riding horses, traveling, and reading.