Dr. Hayes was born and raised in the Chicagoland area. After completing his bachelor's degree in theatre performance from the University of South Florida and a chemistry degree from DePaul University in Chicago, he earned his DVM from St. George's University. Dr. Hayes started with Banfield as a veterinary technician many years ago. He has a strong interest in ophthalmology, surgery, preventive care, and leadership. Outside of work, Dr. Hayes enjoys swimming, horseback riding, playing volleyball, tennis, softball and doing anything outdoors with his dogs.