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Dr. Jack W. Brinker

Dr. Brinker is a second-generation veterinarian, son to Wade O. Brinker, a retired orthopedic surgeon at the Michigan State Veterinary School.  Dr. Brinker always wanted to be a vet but he had several careers before attending vet school.  Before becoming the Dr. B that we all know and love, he taught high school, served as a principal and taught at Michigan State University.

In vet school he had a special interest in surgery and graduated top in his class in orthopedic surgery.  After graduation, he started practicing medicine in Rochester and then finished his advanced orthopedic courses in Devos, Switzerland, taught by his father and several other top surgeons in the world.  He was offered an orthopedic residency at the same time he met the love of his life, Nancy.  He opted to marry Nancy and start a practice of his own, a decision that he has never regretted. 

Dr. Brinker opened Brinker Veterinary Hospital in 1985 with his wife, Nancy and his technician, Sue.  He has taken pride in pursuing clinical and surgical excellence through continuing education and certification in special areas including fracture repair, ultrasonography and TPLOs.  He is a member of SEMVMA and attends a minimum of 50 hours of contnuing education every year. 

The clinic has continued to grow and has added two of the best and most skilled veterinarians in the state, each with their own expertise and interest areas, as well as a compassionate and highly trained support staff. 

To view Dr. Brinker's surgery and appointment schedule, please click here:

Dr. Brinker's Surgery and Appointment Schedule

Dr. Cyndy Lyons


Cyndy Lyons graduated from MSU's vet school in 2005.  She began practicing in the Flint area until she moved to Lake Orion.  She has since worked as a relief vet in Oxford and then settled into a position in Romeo for 3 years until just recently joining the team at Brinker.  Her professional interests include general medicine, internal medicine, dermatology, ophthalmology and soft tissue surgery.  

During vet school, Dr. Lyons studied abroad and participated in externships in India and Germany where she explored large animal medicine, equine medicine, reproduction, meat inspection and small animal medicine & surgery.  She also spent time in Ashville, North Carolina for a clinical rotation in high volume spay/neuter and emergency medicine.  

She currently lives with her husband and two sons, a chihuahua named "Pei Mei" and a hamster named "Shaggy".  She enjoys spending time with them camping, hiking and playing tennis.  She is very excited to join the staff at Brinker Veterinary Hospital and has thoroughly enjoyed meeting the furry, fuzzy patients thus far!  

To view Dr. Lyon's Schedule click here