Meet Our Team

Veterinarians

Kenneth C Haynes, Diplomate: ABVP, DVM, Chief Of Staff

Dr. Haynes is a 1976 graduate of Kansas State University and one of the first practitioners to be certified as a specialist in Canine and Feline practice by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.  Dr. Haynes practiced in Southern California for 10 years before moving to Redding to purchase Hilltop Veterinary Hospital.  In 2002 the practice name was changed as we moved in to the international award winning facility at Dana Park Veterinary Hospital.  Professionalism and community service have always been an important part of Dr. Haynes' career.  He has served three terms as President of the Northern California Veterinary Medical Association (NCVMA), five years as Program Chair of the NCVMA, President of the South Bay chapter of Southern California Veterinary Medical Association (SCVMA), Chariman of the SCVMA Governing Council and as a Trustee for the SCVMA.  Dr. Haynes was a founding board member of Veterinary Pet Insurance.  Within the local community, he has served as President of Redding Rotary West, President of the Shasta Professional Association, President of the Northern California chapter of the American Heart Association and has served as a board member for Shasta Christian Youth, and the Redding Soccer Park.  Dr. Haynes has been active as a soccer coach for 18 years.  He has coached youth, high school and college soccer. Dr. Haynes has been awarded Outstanding Veterinarian of the Year 2017 by Haven Human Society Animal Allegiance and Best of the North State Record Searchlight 2017. 

Dr. Haynes married his wife Chris in 1979 and they have three children, Trevor, Meaghan and Michael.  As an avid fly fisherman, Dr. Haynes enjoys the many world-class fisheries that surround Redding and enjoys the lakes and mountains that surround us. 


Dorothy Dyson, DVM


Dr. Dyson holds a Bachelor in Animal Science and is a 1985 Graduate from UC Davis Veterinary School.  Dr. Dyson has been at Dana Park since 2001 where she is beloved by patients and clients.    She has three sons that keep her on her toes at all times and a houseful of pets that range from cats (lots of cats!),  2 sweet little dogs and a cool cornsnake. 

In her off time, Dr. Dyson stays active with hiking and biking and running marathons with her mom.  She is an avid reader.  She enjoys wine tasting in Napa and is a fabulous cook. 


Evelyn Townsell, DVM

Dr. Townsell graduated from the University of Santa Barbara in 2001 and earned her veterinary degree from UC Davis in 2005.  After an internship at Garden State Veterinary Specialists in New Jersey, and a short stay in Massachussets as an emergency veterinarian, she moved back to California.  Dr Evelyn, as many clients refer to her, lived and worked in Orange County for 7 years before moving to Redding in search of a slower pace of life.  She joined the Dana Park team in July 2015.   She has a special interest in infectious disease, gastroenterology and ultrasound and is pursuing ABVP certification with Dr. Hayne's mentorship.  

In her spare time, Dr. Townsell can be found kayaking at Whiskeytown, at the dog park with her dog Winnie or joining her husband and 2 young children on outdoor adventures.   Her pets include one dog, two cats,  and a small flock of chickens.  She leads Shasta County Wide 4H poultry and enjoys traveling for 4H shows and events. 


Conor Hoff, DVM

Dr. Hoff is a graduate of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to veterinary school, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology at UC Davis. He completed a rotating internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery in the Sacramento Area upon graduation from veterinary school. He then spent time refining his skills while working in a busy general and urgent care practice in the Bay Area. Dr. Hoff grew up on a ranch in the country in Napa. His wife grew up in Redding and he has been visiting the area for the past 12 years. She will be completing her family medicine residency training in town and they are both very excited to be here serving the Redding community. Dr. Hoff aims to be a comprehensive, compassionate, and caring doctor who provides the best options to meet his patients' needs. 

In his down time, Dr. Hoff thoroughly enjoys any opportunity to get outdoors and loves challenging hikes, all sorts of recreational sports, and spending time with family (especially his growing number of nieces and nephews).  He lives with his wife and their energetic 6-year-old black Labrador mix, "Davis" (named after the special place where they met).


Kylie Byrd, DVM, CVA

Dr. Byrd earned her DVM from Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. She is an Oklahoma native who moved to California post-graduation after falling for a California boy (her vet school sweetheart, Dr. Anthony Martin, who is a mixed animal vet in Cottonwood). Dr. Byrd has a passion for integrative medicine, which spurred her to become a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA) from the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. She also finds interest in other holistic modalities, internal medicine, ultrasound, and, most of all, forming lasting relationships with clients and their pets. 

When she isn’t loving on your fur babies, you can find her hiking, skiing, reading, or snuggling with her own pups, Karma and Trinity.


Hospital Staff

Deanna Hovinga, CVT, Hospital Manager

Thomas Pinkerton, RVT

Jonathan Fleming, RVT

Holly Hall, RVT

Tiffany Spliethof, RVT



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