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. 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. Nikki Curtis
Dr. Curtis is a 1997 graduate of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. She is an Owensboro native and completed her undergraduate degree at Auburn University. While enjoying the wide variety of challenges that veterinary medicine brings, she has a special interest in internal medicine, sporting/working breeds and retired Greyhounds.
She and her husband share their love of the outdoors with their two children while hunting and competing in 3D archery tournaments.
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.
Dr. Laura Sims
Dr. Laura Sims was raised in Owensboro, KY. Where she attended Daviess County High School and then went on to attend Kentucky Wesleyan College. She is a recent 2019 graduate of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. Since she and her husband are both from this town, she was very eager to return to stay close to family. She started working at Towne Square Animal Hospital in June of 2019.
Dr. Sims has always had a love of animals and thus veterinary medicine has always been her goal and aspiration. Currently she has 3 cats, 2 dogs, a bearded dragon and some goldfish as well. Her absolute favorite dog breed is the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. She is still exploring all the different aspects of veterinary medicine but enjoys internal medicine and higher imaging like ultrasound. She enjoys spending time with her family both human and animal.
Dr. Nathan Kunze
Dr. Kunze grew up in Utica, KY. After graduating from Apollo High School in 2000, he received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky in 2005. He attended veterinary school at Auburn University, graduating in 2009. After graduation Dr. Kunze returned to Owensboro to work at Audubon Animal Hospital. He became a partner in the Towne Square & Audubon Animal Hospital group in 2013. In addition to general medicine, Dr Kunze’s interests include ultrasonography and exotic species. Dr. Kunze has also assisted the Western Kentucky Raptor Center in rehabilitating injured birds of prey since 2009 and has served on its board of directors since 2010. He has appeared on the National Geographic Wild television show “Bandit Patrol,” focusing on wildlife rehabilitation.
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. 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.
Towne Square Pet Resort
1201 Nicholas Drive Owensboro, KY 42301 Phone: (270) 663-7387 Fax: (270) 663-0073
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 7:00am - 5:30pm (closed for lunch 12:30-1:30pm) Saturday - 7:30am - Noon Sunday - 3:00pm - 4:00pm (Dismissals Only)
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