Dr David Payne was born and raised in Sandy UT. He attended Utah State University and earned a bachelors degree in Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Sciences with a minor in chemistry. He then attended the School of Veterinary medicine as part of the inaugural class of Utah State University/ Washington State University joint program. Upon completion of his DVM degree he returned to Utah to practice small animal medicine here at Cottonwood Animal Hospital. Dr. Payne enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but has a special interest in internal medicine and preventative care. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and their pet dog, fishing, golfing, hiking, skiing and photography.