Dr. David Allen, Veterinary Specialist DVM, Ph.D., DACVS, received his degree from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He then went on to complete an internship at The Animal Medical Center in New York City. He then went on to complete a three-year small animal residency and earned his Ph.D. from Ohio State University. Along with lecturing internationally, nationally, regionally, and locally, he has also authored multiple manuscripts on cardiovascular physiology and small animal surgery. Dr. Allen eventually made his way back to his home state of Kansas where he founded Mission Veterinary Emergency and Specialty (1993) and Overland Park Veterinary Emergency and Specialty (2021). In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.