Lisa Pope grew up on Long Island, New York. She attended the State University of New York at Farmingdale, graduating with honors as a registered veterinary technician. Two years later, she signed up at the State University of New York at Stony Brook in order to complete her Bachelor’s degree in biology. From there, she traveled west to study veterinary medicine at the University of California in Davis, graduating with her DVM degree in 1994. Dr. Pope is the owner and Chief Medical Director of Stevenson Ranch Veterinary Center.
As a veterinarian, she particularly enjoys helping senior pets and strongly believes that no animal needs to live with pain. Dr. Pope and her husband, Gary, have two children, Caden and Kyle. The Pope family also includes Willie, the golden retriever, and Georgie, the recently rescued kitten. When she has a spare moment between her work and family life, Dr. Pope enjoys fine food and wine, hiking, bicycling, and kayaking with her husband and kids. Dr. Pope also loves everything about whales.