Dr. Martin was born and raised in St. Louis, MO until the age of 11 at which point his family moved to Shreveport, LA. All his life he was surrounded by family pets which included: hamsters, gerbils, parakeets, cats, dogs and horses. After pursuing a curriculum to become a music teacher, Dr. Martin realized his call was to care for animals as a veterinarian.
Dr. Martin attended Centenary College and Louisiana State University in Shreveport for his undergraduate studies and received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University in the summer of 1994. Geaux Tigers!! After graduation, Dr. Martin came to Texas and found his place here at Lovers Lane Animal Hospital which he later bought and changed the name to Lovers Lane Animal Medical Center with his co-owner, Dr. Hays.
While in high school Dr. Martin met his future wife whom he married in 1991. They have been blessed with two daughters Brindan and Mallory and their son Jared who are all active in sports and or choir. Currently their furry children include Louie and Moe their playful cats, Jane who is a crazy Bichon, and the 2 Big Lug Boxers, Dallas and Buster .
Dr. Lon G. Hays grew up in Bossier City, Louisiana. As a child Dr. Hays spent a lot of time on his grandparentís farm helping take care of the animals. Coupling these experiences and his love of the sciences he decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.
While attending Louisiana State University for his undergraduate studies, he met his wife to be Jacinta, who is also a practicing veterinarian. He graduated from LSU in 1995 with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Hays and his wife were married in 1996 and have two daughters, Abigail Marie and Natalie Mae.
Dr. Haysí family includes a cat named Pearl , a yellow lab named Butta and a black lab named Mojo. In Dr. Haysí spare time he enjoys outdoor activities and reading books.
Dr. Barrett J. Jiranek grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. He decided to become a veterinarian because he loves to work with animals and felt he could make a difference. He attended Kansas State University during his undergraduate and graduate school, completing his Bachelorís in Animal Science and Industry in May 1997, then his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in May 1999. After graduating from vet school he moved to Dallas and joined the LLAMC practice. Six months later he met his future wife while snowboarding in Colorado. They married in May of 2003 and have 3 children (Grace, Cole, and Mason). At present, they share there home in Lewisville with their 2 labs, Chloe & Mia.. In his spare time, he is an avid ice and roller hockey player, mountain biker and enjoys any outdoor activities.
Dr. Christi Linley was born in Overland Park, Kansas, but grew up in Dallas, TX. As a young girl, she constantly rescued homeless animals, nursing them back to health and finding them homes (usually with her). When her childhood best friend, a spunky cat named Snooper, passed away from feline leukemia virus, she decided to become a veterinarian to help other animals. Dr. Linley attended Texas A&M University and received her Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Science in 2006. She stayed at A&M for veterinary school and graduated with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. She completed her externship at Lovers Lane Animal Medical Center and joined the team officially in June 2010. She is the proud mother of Chloe (dachshund), Starr (lab), Lacey (lab), Noel (cat), and Maverick (Quarter Horse). In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding and scrapbooking.
Cyndi Jacobs - Supervisor/HR Director
Cyndi Jacobs joined the LLAMC team in May of 1998. She started part-time with us while attending school full-time to become a Certified Shorthand Reporter. Cyndi became a licensed court reporter in 1999 after four years of school. Although she had devoted much time into her schooling, she made a decision to stay at LLAMC in a career field she loves best. She grew up in a family with many pets and enjoys getting to interact with all the pet owners on a daily basis.
Over the years we have seen Cyndi's family grow. She now has a son, Gannon, and daughter, Ryan. The Jacobs family shares their home with Rhodie (I want to get into everything) the Pomeranian mix and four furry, frisky kitties named Screech, Mona, Bug and Bobby Jo. Ultimately, Cyndi has found that if you love your job, it makes for a happy home life and she couldn't ask for more.