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Alison always had a strong interest in medicine and decided to pursue human nursing immediately after high school. After incidentally learning about her college’s Veterinary Technician program, Alison realized she’d been missing something. The desire to combine her medical interests with her passion for animals won her over, and she signed up!

Alison grew up in southern New Jersey with her parents and three younger brothers. After acquiring her Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology in her home state, she volunteered at a New York zoo to gain experience with exotic animals. Alison then decided to further her education at Delaware Valley College, earning her Bachelor’s degree in small animal science. After being referred to Ark Animal Hospital by friends and previous coworkers, Alison started at the Chalfont location in the fall of 2010. She is currently working in the Souderton office.

Alison’s husband Jerry works as a flight paramedic for the University of Pennsylvania. They have a young daughter who aspires to be a singer, writer, or artist, and a son who dreams of becoming an astronaut. Several pets round out the family: Rosie a 1 year old boxer mix, Petunia is a calico love bug, Samantha the cat rules the household, and AJ is a relaxed grey cat who loves eating.

Outside of her work in veterinary medicine, Alison enjoys photography, reading, making crafts, painting, and spending time on her parents’ alpaca farm.