Dr. Adkins received his undergraduate degree in Animal Science from the University of Nebraska and his doctorate degree in veterinary medicine from Kansas State University. He practiced in New York City for two years, completing an internship at the Animal Medical Center, Caspary Research Institute. He has been the co-owner of the Mesa Veterinary Hospital, Sun Lakes Animal Clinic and Adobe Animal Hospital in Scottsdale. He established Brown Road Animal Clinic in 1987. Dr. Adkins has served the veterinary community as an Area Director for the American Animal Hospital Association, Vice President of the State Veterinary Medical Association, and President of the Arizona Academy of Veterinary Practice. He became a diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in 1996 and has been recertified via a peer review process. He has conducted numerous first-aid classes and has given lectures at the state and national veterinary meetings on tick borne diseases, specifically Ehrlichiosis (Tick Fever). In his spare time away from the practice, Dr. Adkins has participated in multiple 10Ks, marathons, and triathlons, as well as the Tour de Tucson and Tour de Phoenix bike rides.