Dr. Yelinek is a Massachusetts native, but has been a resident and family veterinarian in the South Bay for the last thirty years.
"Dr. Dirk", as he is known to his clients, received both his B.S. and DVM degrees from The Ohio State University. He brings integrative therapies as well as conventional medicine and surgery to the practice. He is IVAS (International Veterinary Acupuncture Society) certified in veterinary acupuncture, as well as AVCA (American Veterinary Chiropractic Association) certified in Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy or "animal chiropractic". He also practices Traditional Chinese Medicine with herbs and offers therapeutic FDA approved laser therapy.
Dr. Yelinek also maintains a position with the United States government as Deputy Commander of the National Veterinary Response Team - 4 (NVRT), working in animal disaster response and preparedness.
Aside from veterinary medicine, he spends time enjoying family life with his wife, Patti, their Chihuahua-Dachshund mix, Mary (whom you may see in the office from time to time) and their four cats. His hobbies include sailing, diving, skiing, hiking, and traveling, anytime and anywhere.