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.