About the Lakes Area Veterinarians........
Dr. Royce D. Smathers graduated with his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University in 1980. Dr. Smathers originally started his Bachelor's Degree at Texas Tech University prior to being accepted to veterinary school. He joined the practice in July of 1989 and the practice named changed to Fain & Smathers Veterinary Hospital, thereafter. Dr. Smathers hobbies are photography and banjo picking. He also likes spending time with his family including his wife, Robin, sons, John, Casey, and Ethan, and daughter Molly and their families. He has a number of pets and livestock. The best thing that Dr. Smathers likes about his job as a veterinarian is the variety of different pets, people, and cases that he sees on a daily basis. Every day is something new!
Dr. Dusty Taff graduated with his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University in 2004 after completing his Bachelors Degree Animal Science in 2001. Dr. Taff joined the team at Fain & Smathers in November 2010 and is now part owner. Dr. Taff has wanted to be a veterinarian since childhoood while growing up on a family farm in Oklahoma. He enjoys spending time with his wife Lyndi and playing with his three wonderful children, sons: Kasten and Keagan and daugher: Kynli Jo. Dr. Taff has a Golden Retriever named 'Sutton' and a Golden Doodle named 'Ollie'.
Dr. Lori Coleman graduated with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University in 2016. Before becoming a Veterinarian Dr. Coleman was a Teacher but soon realized Veterinary Medicine was what she was called to do. She spent her childhood watching her Dad, Dr Fain enjoy caring for his patients. Her goal is to one day become a partner in the practice and continue teaching owners proper care of their pets. She and her husband Blake love living back in their hometown of Jasper and raising their children here. They also have a four legged child named 'Bailey'.