Dr. Tayman started his career at Michigan State University, where he graduated with honors in 1967 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He then received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University in 1969. Dr. Tayman became owner and president of Columbia Animal Hospital in 1974 and sold the practice in 2007 to VCA, where he then became the medical director of both the Hickory Ridge and Centre Park locations. He has also been the owner of four other animal hospitals. The animal hospitals are certified by such distinguished associations as the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, and the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Tayman is a member of the Howard County Board of Health; is involved with the Domestic Violence Center of Howard County, was a board member of the Howard County Hospital Foundation, and a member of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he was also President of the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association in 1986. Dr. Tayman has received numerous awards during his career including Best Small Business Person of the Year Howard County 2001, Best Veterinarian of the Year Howard County, and the Most Charitable Business of the Year Howard County 2001. Dr. Tayman is also responsible for developing the PetSafe Program for Howard County and for starting the Mutt Mitt public health program (a system of stations around the county for pet waste disposal). In veterinary school Dr. Tayman learned his practice philosophy, from Dr. Wade Brinker, "Treat each pet as if it were your own".