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Alison Brown grew up in a small college town in upstate New York. After deciding she wanted to be a veterinarian when she was five years old, she finally got the opportunity to work at a local veterinary hospital when she was in eighth grade. Spending all of her free time at the hospital from then on, she learned quickly that veterinary medicine was the profession for her, and she never wavered from that decision.
Dr. Brown attended Colby College in Waterville, Maine, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in biology. Spending her college summers at A Bar A Ranch in Encampment, Wyoming, Alison was captivated by the Rockies, promising herself that she would return for longer than a summer.
She then spent four years in Columbus, Ohio and graduated from The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007 with a doctorate in veterinary medicine. After graduation, Alison moved to Richmond, Virginia where she completed an equine internship at Woodside Equine Clinic. After her internship, she decided her passion was in small-animal medicine and worked for two years at Hayfield Animal Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia. She then moved from this large metropolitan area to rural Ohio, where she enjoyed practicing for five years at Barnesville-Woodsfield Veterinary Services.
Her desire to return to the West was always in the back of her mind. Alison is very excited to be in Colorado practicing with Overland Animal Hospital & Pet Resort’s wonderful staff. Dr. Brown’s professional interests include preventive medicine, small-animal medicine, dermatology, and ophthalmology, and she has a growing interest and passion in developing rehabilitation medicine.
Outside of work, she is enjoying settling into married life with her new husband, Jakob, spending time with her sister and her family (yet another reason she loves being in the Denver area) and exploring all the area has to offer.
Alison and her husband share their new home with three dogs: Archie, Bode and Leroy, and their large cat Abner. Their pets are all rescues.