Dr. Popkin graduated from Michigan State University in 1981 and practiced in Michigan for 1 year before moving to California. He began working with show dogs in 1984. He began working with reproduction and infertility in 1987. He built Sequoia Valley Veterinary Hospital in 1992 and remained the owner until May 2003 when it became part of the VCA family. Dr. Popkin remained on staff and is still seeing appointments with limited availability, focusing on surgical and reproductive cases.