Veterinarian, Dr. David Tayman passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2022, from complications of Parkinson ’s disease and COPD. He was born on June 28, 1946 in Baltimore to parents, Oscar and Florence (Posner) Tayman, both of Baltimore. He is predeceased by his sister, Sharon Tayman Hackerman, and survived by his wife of 41 years, April, daughters, Elizabeth Shipe (Steven) and Jacqueline Wineke (A.J.), and four grandchildren, Penelope, Warner, Franklin, and Lena. David is also survived by his brother-in-law, Carl Hackerman, aunts, Beatrice Yoffe and Eva Tayman, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless friends.
David attended City College High School in Baltimore, before heading to Michigan State University, where he obtained his undergraduate degree, and continued on to receive his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1969. After working in several animal hospitals, he opened Columbia Animal Hospital in Columbia, Maryland in 1974. Thereafter, he opened several other animal hospitals in the area. David served as president of the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association in 1986. He received several awards during his career, including Veterinarian of the Year in 2001. In addition to his veterinary practice, David also served as a valued community leader, including membership on Howard County’s Board of Health, Hospital Foundation, and Chamber of Commerce. David was also involved in developing the PetSafe Program and the Mutt Mitt public health program, a system of stations around Howard County for pet waste disposal.
Dr. Tayman followed a work philosophy of ‘treat each pet as if it were your own,’ a phrase imparted to him by a favorite professor.
David’s favorite pastimes included wildlife photography, exercising at the Columbia Athletic Club, and spending time with his beloved family. He was loved and will be missed by many.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to BARCS, 2490 Giles Rd., Baltimore, Md. 21225, 410-396-4695.