Dr. Jim Lane was raised on a Kentucky dairy farm, where he grew up in awe of the local veterinarian’s ability to nurture sick cattle back to health. Dr. Lane’s father said on multiple occasions that he thought his son would make a great veterinarian—those words of encouragement made a permanent impression. Dr. Lane knew that a career in the veterinary world was the perfect fit!
Dr. Lane attended Western Kentucky University for his undergraduate studies before heading to Auburn University’s School of Veterinary Medicine to earn his Doctorate. He graduated as a licensed veterinarian in 1984 and launched his career in private practice—Dr. Lane has been treating pets professionally ever since. He moved his family to Cleveland in 1991, and bought a local animal clinic two years later. After a few years of continual growth, the hospital changed locations in 1997 and Community Animal Hospital was born!
When he isn’t tending to pets’ needs here at the clinic, Dr. Lane enjoys gardening and caring for a variety of animals at home (including a one-legged chicken, a one-eyed donkey, and a three-and-a-half-legged Angus cow!). He and his wife, Kathy, have three children—Ryan, Hannah, and Morgan—as well as a wonderful grandson.