Dr. Robin Simpkins completed her undergraduate and veterinary degrees at Auburn University. In 1999, Dr. Simpkin earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree with Magna Cum Laude honors. Dr. Simpkins is originally from Birmingham, Alabama and started working in the veterinary field in 1990 at her family veterinary office, where she fell in love with the profession and decided to pursue her education in the field of veterinary medicine. She has professional interests in ultrasound and internal medicine. After her first year in practice, Dr. Simpkins moved to Johnson City, TN and split her time working for Dr. Sallee and a veterinary practice in Kingsport. She has also worked at a six-doctor veterinary practice in Birmingham where she gained invaluable experience and mastered her clinical skills. Dr. Simpkins focuses on warm communication and eduates pet parents on what is best for their pet family as she feels that the most rewarding part about working in the veterinary field is experiencing the special and irreplaceable bond between people and their pets. She is the mother to one daughter, Marin, and a pet parent to a Terrier mix named Foofers and a feline friend named Nigel. Dr. Simpkins enjoys spending time with her daughter, running, practicing yoga, and reading in her spare time.