Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians of Forest Lane Animal Clinic in Garland! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 972-494-1341 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr. Joel Miskimins
Owner, Veterinarian

Dr. Joel Miskimins was no stranger to animals growing up—his family always had a dog, and he spent plenty of summer days exploring his grandparents’ farm. By the eighth grade, Dr. Miskimins had made up his mind to become a veterinarian! Now, he’s been serving the pets and animal owners of the area here at Forest Lane Animal Clinic for over 30 years.
Dr. Miskimins is originally from Casper, Wyoming, and also lived in Colorado and Kansas as a child. He began his veterinary career at a clinic in Ponca City, Oklahoma, where he would remain for two years before relocating to Garland. Dr. Miskimins first started at Forest Lane Animal Clinic as an Associate Veterinarian in October of 1984, and has been here ever since. He’s particularly fond of surgery, and loves hearing success stories about patients’ full recoveries a few months down the road. Most of all, Dr. Miskimins enjoys developing lasting bonds with the area’s caring pet owners.In his time away from the clinic, Dr. Miskimins loves to spend time on his farm in Wyoming, watch professional sports, travel around the United States, and enjoy the company of his family and pets. He and his wife have two wonderful daughters and two grandchildren, and currently share their home with two canine companions: Mason the miniature poodle doesn’t let his diabetes, Cushing’s disease, or pancreatitis slow him down; and Luke is a tough little rat terrier who loves to eat bread.

Dr. Kim Haynes
Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Kim Haynes grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she was active in the 4-H organization and showed horses on a regular basis. Animals were always an important part of her life; after working in human doctors’ offices for a few years, Dr. Haynes decided to combine her fascination with medicine and her adoration of animals. Veterinary medicine was the perfect choice!
Dr. Haynes began attending classes at Tulsa Junior College when her youngest son was only two months old, all the while working full-time at a dermatologist’s office. Next, she moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma for a final year of prerequisite coursework before beginning veterinary school at Oklahoma State University. In addition to her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Haynes holds a Bachelor’s degree in physiology from the school.After graduation, Dr. Haynes took a job at Garland Animal Services. Through that position, she met Dr. Dunn and began working part-time here at Forest Lane Animal Clinic. It wasn’t long before she signed on with the team as an Associate Veterinarian! Dr. Haynes has a particular passion for preventative medicine; if she can educate a pet owner on a preventative care technique, she can go home happy at the end of the day.When time allows outside of work, Dr. Haynes can be found horseback riding, gardening, remodeling her home, and exercising. She and her husband, Robby, have two grown sons and share their home with many pets of their own. They have a dog named Truby; three cats who go by Fishbait, Gabriella, and Corey; a trio of horses named Sugar, Splenda, and Stevia; and Bubba the longhorn steer.