Dr. A.D. Elkins received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University in 1970 and began his practice in Madisonville, KY, where he cared for the medical and surgical needs of both small and large animals for 10 years. In 1982, he completed a surgery residency and received a Master’s degree (M.S.) at Texas A&M University. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Elkins achieved board certification by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Until 1986, he owned a referral practice in Kentucky, but then became chief of small animal orthopedics and assistant professor at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. After leaving LSU, Dr. Elkins has worked at various specialty practices.