Dr. Lindley is a native of the state of Missouri. He graduated from the University Of Missouri School Of Veterinary Medicine in 1969. As a new graduate, Dr. Lindley and his family moved to San Francisco, California to work in a practice staffed by general practitioners and specialists. He worked in San Francisco for 14 months working under the direction of experienced specialists to complement his veterinary school education.After 14 months in the San Francisco practice, the family moved to Arizona to join Dr. George Calderwood and the staff at the University Veterinary Hospital in Tempe. Dr. Lindley eventually became the hospital director and owner of University Veterinary Hospital.
In 1986 he sold the hospital and moved his practice to a new location in South Tempe where he established Countryside Animal Hospital. From 1986 to May 2009, Dr. Lindley had served as the medical director at Countryside Animal Hospital. Although he has passed on his title as director, he remains as a practicing veterinarian for Countryside. He upholds his ongoing clinical competency by completing many hours of continuous education courses annually.In addition to his duties as the medical director and veterinary clinician at Countryside, Dr. Lindley was a Lecturer Senior in the ASU Morrison School of Management and Agribusiness teaching classes in the Pre-veterinary Medicine program and serving as pre-veterinary advisor for professional development.Throughout his career, Dr. Lindley has adhered to the high standards of the American Animal Hospital Association.
As a member of that organization, he served as Area Director and served on the board of directors as treasurer. He also maintains membership in The American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association, where he served as a member of the board of directors. He was a founding board member of the first Emergency Animal Clinic in the Phoenix area, and was a co-founder of Kennel Care and University Pet Clinic. The Lindley family had lived in Tempe since 1970 and now resides in Big Sky, Montana. He has two adult sons, one a computer engineer and one a municipal firefighter. Dr. Lindley’s wife, Sue, taught in the Tempe Elementary School District until her retirement in 2004.