Dr Martin is one of the two owners here at Lovers Lane Animal Medical Center and has been here since June of 1994 which happens to be right after he graduated from LSU. He started in the industry in 1989 as a veterinary technician and after two years in college as a music education major in percussion, he realized that his joy was working with animals and science. 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.
He is married to his high school sweetheart, Jennifer, and together they share two daughters Brindan and Mallory, and their son, Jared. Dr Martin enjoys celebrating his Catholic faith and is actively involved in his church. As his hobby he plays the guitar, and listens to sorts of genres and can play the blues, country, Christian and rock and roll music.
Dr. Lon G. Hays grew up in Bossier City, Louisiana. As a child Dr. Hays spent a lot of time on his grandparent’s 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. Hays’ family includes a yellow lab named Butta and a black lab named Mojo. In Dr. Hays’ spare time he enjoys outdoor activities and reading books.
Dr Jiranek is an Associate Veterinarian and has been with us since June of 1999. He has been in the veterinary industry since 1990. 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 Bachelor’s 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.
He shares his home with his wife Tara and their three children, their daughter Grace, and their two sons Cole and Mason. They also have two furry kids, Mia his black Labrador, and Luna his white Labrador. On his free time he enjoys being in the outdoors, bike riding, hockey and hanging out with his family.
Dr. Amanda Cairncross is a native of Beaumont, Texas and a graduate of the Louisiana State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Working with animals is Dr. Cairncross’s greatest love and passion. She has worked with a variety of animals both in America, and overseas. Dr. Cairncross has a special interest in internal medicine. She has two rescued dogs (Lilly and Harry) and a rescued cat (Firebolt) with her husband, Kane. Dr. Cairncross enjoys worldwide travel with her husband, reading, dance, and keeping fit.
Dr. Jannina Saastamoinen
Dr. Jannina “Nina” Saastamoinen is originally from Finland, but haslived in the Dallas area since 2001. Dr. Nina found a passion forveterinary medicine in high school, and was fortunate enough to graduatefrom Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2019. She has apassion for feline medicine and behavior, internal medicine, as well aspathology. Dr. Nina is the happy owner of two cats (Fili and Kili) and aretired show jumping mare (Olyvia). In her free time, she enjoys riding,traveling, and spending quality time with friends and family.
Candace is our Technician Supervisor. She came to us in April of 2013 from California! Born and raised in Forney, TX she came home to us after her husband finished his obligations with the United States Navy. As a technician she really enjoys her ability to make a difference in the lives of patients who have no voice. She likes watching their progression and participating in helping them to improve. She always had a passion for animals and when she found out she could be paid for doing what she already loved, she couldn’t say no! She graduated from PIMA Medical Institute in the Veterinary Technician program in San Diego and loves working in every department from surgery, to diagnostics, to exam rooms and socializing with clients. She shares her home with her husband, Matt, her daughter, Payton and her son Preston. They also have their furry family members, Lucy her rescued terrier mix, Ethel Mae her Chihuahua, and her domestic shorthair, Prissy. When she is not at work saving lives, she is with her family, spending time outdoors at the beach, in the mountains, or reading a book.
Karina has been an integral part of the Lovers Lane family since 2002 and has been managing the office staff since 2017. What she enjoys most about the veterinary field are, of course, the patients! But more so, the clients and the sense of family that comes along with it; and watching our clients' families grow and change over the years is a big part of that She shares her life with her high school sweetheart and now husband, as well as her two young boys and her rowdy American Bully, Lover. Her husband's passion for classic cars has led to an impressive collection - her oldest son's 1963 C10 Short Bed truck, her youngest son's 1975 Chevy Nova SS and her own 1974 Chevy Nova. And when she is not at work, or racing around in cars, she's enjoying as much time with her family as possible.
ZuleimaKennel & Spa Supervisor
Zuleima, or 'Z' as we like to call her, joined our team in 2017 and runs the kennel and spa departments. As her first veterinary clinic, we are thrilled to see how she has grown over her time with us. She decided to join the veterinary industry when her school offered a veterinary technician program and she jumped at the opportunity to come on board with us and begin working with animals. She shares her life with Bella, her golden retriever mix who she loves spending time with between her work and studies as she continues striving for her LVT (Licensed Veterinary Technician) status.
Robin BishopHospital Administrator
Robin is our Hospital Administrator. She joined our team in the fall of 2015 and came with 10 years of industry experience. In her position, she likes helping others to grow and supporting the clinic to be successful. She has always loved working with animals, and felt this field was the best way to help them and work with people. Her husband, Jason, is a member of the United States Army and together they have three Bull Terriers: Camden, Asbury & Brasco, and three Exotic Shorthair cats: Mumford, Melon & Bowie. In her free time she enjoys hiking, cooking, and hanging out with her critters. She shows her cats with the CFA and TICA, and her dogs with the AKC, and plans to use her healthy and successful animals in a breeding program. She has also been working on a television show with her twin sister who is a veterinary technician, and a novel.