Dr. Copeland is a native of the Upper Cumberland and has been in practice over 41 years. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Tennessee Technological University and then received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from Auburn University in 1970. He returned to Cookeville and established his private practice immediately after graduation. Copeland Veterinary Hospital began as a small clinic and has grown to accommodate our growing community. Dr. Copeland has been an active member of the community and has served in several capacities. He served a 7 year term on the CRMC board of trustees, an 11 year term on the Cookeville City Council, one term as Cookeville Vice-Mayor and also a 5 year term as a member of the Tennessee Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. He is currently a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents which oversees 6 state universities, 13 community colleges and 27 technological centers throughout the state of Tennessee. He is also an active board member of the First National Bank of Tennessee. He is the proud father of two sons, Steve, who is the owner and director of Cumberland Insurance Group and Scott, who is a physician and surgeon at CRMC.