Meet the Team


Meet the Team

Our Team


Dr. Donna Tyson </br> DVM photo

Dr. Donna Tyson
DVM

Dr. Tyson originally graduated from NC State University in 1985 with a BS in Environmental Design. After graduation, Dr. Tyson began breeding Yorkshire Terriers. One very special little puppy she bred, however, made her realize veterinary medicine was her true calling in life. This one particular puppy was born with a cleft pallet and required some extra care, so Dr. Tyson found herself spending a lot of time at the local vet's office learning a lot of new things about animals and animal care. She knew at this point she needed to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Dr. Tyson graduated from NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998 and has been practicing medicine ever since. She opened Tyson Animal Hospital in 2006 with its main focus being on its clients and their pets. She is skilled in diagnostics and surgical procedures. When she is not busy providing exceptional care to pets, Dr. Tyson enjoys spending time with her children, trying new foods, swimming, and horseback riding.

Loren </br> Office Manager& Receptionist photo

Loren
Office Manager& Receptionist

Loren joined our team in May of 2014 as Veterinary Receptionist, and has been working in veterinary medicine since 2009. Originally from Maryland, Loren moved to North Carolina in 2008 with family and fell in love with our great state. She has a very special little dog of her own, a miniature dachshund named Ruby, who is like a child to Loren. In her spare time, Loren enjoys refinishing furniture, and spending time with her friends and family (...and of course Ruby)!

Lynn </br> Veterinary Assistant  photo

Lynn
Veterinary Assistant

Lynn moved to North Carolina in 1991 after graduating from Michigan State University with a degree in Zoology. She has been working with Dr. Tyson for sixteen years, and has been a part of the TAH family since they first opened their doors in 2006. Lynn is a very strong Veterinary Assistant who wears many different hats in our hospital; she does a little bit of everything! She has one dog of her own, a Labrador/pit bull mix named Raymer, who she rescued in May of 2014. In her spare time, Lynn enjoys reading, watching movies, riding roller-coasters, and spending time with her children and husband.

Alx</br> Veterinary Assistant  photo

Alx
Veterinary Assistant

Alx has been a part of the TAH family since 2010. He is one of our Veterinary Assistants and is very skilled at assisting with surgery and sedation procedures. Originally from Pennsylvania, Alx moved here in 2010 with his family. In his spare time, Alx enjoys throwing pottery, trying new foods (spicy is his favorite), and playing the guitar. He also likes to give back to the community by growing out his hair annually and donating it to Locks of Love.

Meghan</br> Veterinary Assistant  photo

Meghan
Veterinary Assistant

Meghan joined our team in August of 2016 after graduating from North Carolina State University with a Bachelors degree in Zoology with a minor in Agriculture Business Management. In her spare time, Meghan enjoys riding horses, and spending time with her Boxer/setter mix, Skinner.

Sydney </br> Veterinary Assistant  photo

Sydney
Veterinary Assistant

Sydney started working at Tyson Animal Hospital as Kennel Assistant in July of 2016. She loves all animals and has 4 pets of her own, 2 Corgi's named Journey and Rumor, and 2 cats named Kai and Skye. Sydney is currently enrolled at Wake Technical Community College and plans to transfer to North Carolina State University to study Biological Oceanography.

Ian </br> Veterinary Assistant  photo

Ian
Veterinary Assistant

Ian is our newest addition to the TAH team. After serving our country in the United States Marine Corps, Ian moved to Durham to be closer to family. He has one dog of his own, a "Heinz 57 rescue" as he calls him, named Oliver.

Leslie </br> Veterinary Assistant  photo

Leslie
Veterinary Assistant

Leslie has been a Veterinary Assistant at Tyson Animal Hospital since 2009, but has been working with animals since 2007. She is very knowledgeable in all aspects of veterinary medicine and is currently attending NC State University to study Horticulture and Animal Sciences. Leslie has one pet of her own, a boxer named Myrtle, who was surrendered to us as a stray so Leslie adopted her! In her spare time, Leslie enjoys traveling, trying new foods, and cooking. Although she was born and raised here in Durham, Leslie aspires to move to Belize with her wife in the future.

Alexis </br> Veterinary Assistant (Seasonal) photo

Alexis
Veterinary Assistant (Seasonal)

Alexis joined our team in 2013 as Veterinary Receptionist, but quickly realized her true passion was to work more closely with the animals, so she began working as Veterinary Assistant in May of 2014. Originally from Charlotte, Alexis moved to Durham after graduating Appalachian State University in 2012 with a degree in Biology. Alexis has two "daughters" of her own, two Pitbulls named Sara and Amie. Alexis is currently attending North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine to pursue a degree in Veterinary Medicine.

Jose </br> Kennel Assistant (Seasonal) photo

Jose
Kennel Assistant (Seasonal)

Jose is our youngest staff member at Tyson. He works with us seasonally as a Kennel Assistant when he's home on college breaks. Jose is absolutely great with not only the pets but the clients as well. Jose is currently enrolled at Appalachian State University pursuing a degree in pre-veterinary medicine. In his free time, Jose enjoys volunteering within the community and spending time with his family.

Tyson Animal Hospital

5415 NC-55

Durham, NC 27713


For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at:

919-544-8297



Hours

Only Open every 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month

Sunday Closed

Monday 7:00am - 6:00pm

Tuesday 7:00am - 6:00pm

Wednesday 7:00am - 6:00pm

Thursday 7:00am - 6:00pm

Friday 7:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm