Dr. McAllister grew up in rural Pennsylvania, and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado, Denver with a major in biology and a minor in physics focused on biomechanics. She studied veterinary medicine at the University of Edinburgh and achieved accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgery, the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council and the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education. Dr. McAllister enjoys educating owners about how preventive care can help improve the quality of life for their pet. When not at the clinic, Dr. McAllister can be found mentoring 4-H youth back in her hometown or in Colorado, hiking, camping and playing the fiddle. Additionally, she volunteers with Rural Area Veterinary Service in Nicaragua and with Equine Initiative in Honduras. In Denver, she volunteers with a spay/neuter clinic.