Dr. Drew Allen graduated from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. Immediately after graduation he joined the staff of Brickyard Animal Hospital. Two years later he became a partner.
As a veterinarian, some of his areas of interest include soft-tissue surgery, the treatment of small mammals (ferrets, rabbits, rats and the like) and the medical needs of endurance racing sled dogs. He has attended the Iditarod Trail Veterinarian Training Seminar and has been a trail veterinarian for local and international sled dog races, including the Hudson Bay Quest in Canada.
Dr. Drew Allen served as President of the Utah Veterinary Medical Association (UVMA) in 2007-08, and currently serves as chairman of the State Legislative Committee. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), UVMA, Salt Lake VMA and the International Sled Dog Veterinary Medical Association. In June 2006 he was awarded a Special Service Award by the UVMA, and was honored as the 2009 Utah Veterinarian of the Year.
While a veterinary student he spent several years working in a neurobiology lab, assisting in research of neurotransmitters. He was able to co-author paper for publication. He received his B. S. degree from Utah State University.
He is married to Jewel, whom he met while attending USU. They are the parents of three children, Sierra, Wesley and Sabrina. As a fan of all hounds, he has shaped the family pet selection, which currently consist of a Beagle and a Red Bone Coonhound, two cats and five horses.
Away from work, he enjoys spending time with his family, who’s activities include horse back riding off-roading, hunting, camping, boating, water skiing and fishing. Dr Allen also serves as a scout leader and coaches both soccer and basketball. He currently serves as a member of the Grantsville Planning Commission.
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