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Dirk Yelinek, DVM, CVA, CVSMT

Chief of Staff

Dr. Yelinek, originally from Massachusetts, has been a resident and family veterinarian in the South Bay for the last thirty-plus 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'.

Dr. Yelinek also maintains a position with the United States government in animal disaster response and preparedness with the National Veterinary Response Team (NVRT). Read his Disaster Preparedness for the Pet Owner article here >

Aside from veterinary medicine, he enjoys family time with his wife, Patti, and their two dogs, Mary and Monkee, and four cats. His hobbies include cooking, sailing, diving, skiing, hiking, and traveling, anytime and anywhere.


Dirk Yelinek

Redondo Shores Veterinary Center