Dr. Ken Bacon
Dr. Ken Bacon, an animal lover since childhood, was encouraged by his relatives to seek a career in the veterinary field early in his teens. An interest in unusual animals sent him to facilities as diverse as the NC Zoological Park in Asheboro, NC to practices in North Carolina, Tennessee, Colorado, and Oregon. The lure of the west brought Dr. Bacon to California shortly after graduation, and he has never left Marin County since (except for the occasional vacation). He continues to have a special interest in feline care, avian and exotic animal medicine, and dentistry.
In addition to his veterinary work, Dr. Bacon also enjoys the entertainment field, and has appeared in numerous local plays as well as on television's Animal Planet.
Education: Honors graduate, North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, 1987
Founded Central Marin Cat & Exotic Hospital in 1995
Pets: Rosie, a mixed breed Border Collie/Golden Retriever, Jerry, an orange domestic medium hair tabby cat.
Hobbies: Performance arts, skiing, gourmet cooking, wine tasting, clay sports
Passions: Cats, unusual animals, veterinary dentistry
Unique Factoids: Ken has three children, two adopted from the US and Guatemala, and his wife Ann Marie loves to make chocolate!
Dr. Lynne Lankes
Dr. Lynne Lankes wanted to be a veterinarian since age five, & being at CMCEH fulfills her dream of touching the lives of special people and pets every day! She thinks it's awesome to be able to treasure kitties, birds, rabbits & guinea pigs, but what about snakes, scorpions, tarantulas & fish...?! Believe it or not, Dr. Lankes really enjoys helping them too! Her devotion to team success and her passion for helping animals creates days filled with unconditional love and appreciation from her patients!
Whether they have feathers, scales, or fur...Dr. Lynne treats them like her own!
Education: Honors graduate Ross University School of Vet Med 1995
Started at CMCEH: 2001
Pets: Snakes, Chameleons, Parrots, Ragdoll cats, Rabbits, & Chinchillas...Oh my!
Hobbies: Alaska Fishing Trips, Horseback Riding, Bowling & Scary Movies
Passions: Loves teaching others & learning something new every day!
Unique Factoids: Lynne has been to 43 states (including Alaska & Hawaii), PLUS Mexico & the Caribbean!