Dr. Pope was raised on a farm in Maryland. He is a 1971 graduate of the University of Georgia and joined Viewmont Animal Hospital after graduation. He is on the Board of Directors of the NC Small Animal Academy and also a member of The American, North Carolina, and Piedmont Veterinary Medical Associations. Dr. Pope lives in Bethlehem with his wife Carolyn, 1 dog, 3 cats, and 4 Tennessee walking horses. His interests include riding, snow skiing, and lake activities.