I grew up in Russellville, Alabama. I attended Auburn University, receiving my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1983. I practiced at our Florence office, Helton Plaza Veterinary Hospital, for 9 years. In January 1993, my father, Dr. H.W. Cotton, retired and I assumed his veterinary practice at Woodward Avenue Animal Clinic. I have three grown children, Will, Rebecca, and Ben. I attend Highland Park Baptist Church. I love Auburn Football and going to the beach.