Following graduation from Clemson University in 1979, Dr. Martin obtained his DVM degree from the University of Georgia School of Veterinary Medicine in 1983. He began building All Creatures Great and Small Animal Hospital in 1985, and it officially opened it's doors on January 6, 1986. His wife, Miriam, who holds a degree in math has over twenty years experience in bookkeeping, is the bookkeeper for the practice. The Martins have three children: Meredith, Melanie, and Michael. The Martin clan extends to their two Labrador Retrievers, Clancy and Holly.