Allen Veterinary Hospital

803 E. Main St. Allen, TX 75002
Phone: 972-727-8383

Our Staff

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Alan Coffman, DVM

Dr. Alan Coffman grew up in Bartlesville, OK, a small oil and ranching community 40 miles north of Tulsa where he graduated from Bartlesville High School in 1992. He served a two year mission in Fresno, CA, for the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Animal Science and minor in Zoology in 1998. Dr. Coffman received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Oklahoma State University in 2003. He and his wife, Amy, from Allen Tx, have been married since 1996 and have a 11 year old son named Samuel and a 7 year old son named Nathan.  They currently have 3 dogs, Pollywog(Pug), Bella (Pug), and Shelby (Yorkie), 2 guineapigs, a turtle, a hedgehog, and several fish.
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J. Brian Shiplov, DVM

 Dr. Brian Shiplov graduated from Louisiana State University school of Veterinary Medicine in 2005.  He joined Allen Veterinary Hospital in the fall of 2007 after moving to Texas from Richmond, Virginia where he first worked out of vet school.  Dr. Shiplov is originally from Shreveport, LA where he attended Louisiana Tech University for his undergraduate degree.  He was also a member of the Louisiana Army Nationl Gaurd.  Dr. Shiplov lives in McKinney with his wife Kelly, who is also a veterinarian in Plano.  He and his wife have two kids, Katie and Ben. They have two dogs Winston and Reba, and a cat named Lola.  Dr. Shiplov enjoys clinical pathology and surgery best when it comes to veterinary medicine.  In his spare time he enjoys music, playing guitar, and most of all spending time with his family. 

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Chelsea McAnally, DVM

Dr. McAnally Joined Allen Veterinary Hospital in November 2011. "Dr. Mac", gradaduated from Ross University in 2009.  Her clinical year was spent at Texas A&M.  Dr. McAnally is from Dallas, Tx.  Her specialty is canine and feline internal medicine.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her friends and family.  She has three cats (Diva Diamonds, Metro, and Vitton Ferragomo), three rats (Dior Milano, Gabbana Choo, and Mascera Botique), and one ferret (Gucci Couture).

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Michael Overton, DVM

Dr. Overton is from Paint Creek, Texas, a small farming community north of Abilene. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1966 with a degree in physical education, and spent four years as an Army aviator, serving in Vietnam. Afterwards, he decided to return to school to pursue his doctorate in veterinary medicine and graduated from Texas A&M University a second time in 1977. He has been in practice in Allen since 1978 and opened Allen Veterinary Hospital in 1986. He and his wife, Linda, have been married since 1968. They have two daughters, a son-in-law, and two grandchildren. At this time they have two dogs and a bird, though others come and go. Dr. Overton enjoys all animals and the people who love them.
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Lea Marlborough, Office Manager

Lea grew up in Tennessee. She joined the staff of Allen Veterinary Hospital in 1988. She has two awesome kids. Her daughter Megan is 18 and her son Matthew is 11. She loves to play guitar and has been playing at her church for about 11 years. She also loves going to her kids sporting events. Lea has two chihuahuas named Pico and Chili. Being asked what she liked about her job Lea said, "Most of all I love the people I have worked for and worked with over the years. They are a very special group, much like family. I certainly have enjoyed getting to know some of the clients over the years. I also love that there is always something interesting going on, and that we truly help alot of animals."

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Tyler Ivie, Head Technician, Hospital Administrator

Tyler started working at the Hospital in 2006.  He was born and raised in Arco, Idaho.  He went on a two year mission to Brisbane, Australia for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  He moved to Texas to be with his smokin-hot wife Tammy. He is continuing his education at The University of Phoenix. Tyler and Tammy have a Golden-Lab named Guss that gets to come to work almost every day and a 3 legged dog named Bandit. Tyler lives here in Allen.  His true loves involve his wife first and foremost then Boise St. football, Fly fishing, hunting, playing all sports, and traveling the world.  He likes the busy atmosphere that Allen Veterinary Hospital provides and believes that there is good medicine practiced here. 

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Zac Thomas, Technician

Where do we begin with Zac...He is really from Lauisiana but he would tell you Scranton, PA.  He would also say that he has been here for FOREVER but if forever is 14 years then he has lived for two forevers!  He should try out for Jeopardy as he knows freakishly weird stuff.  His favorite color is green because he is enviromentaly sound.  Given the choice of CoCo Puffs or Reeses Puffs he would choose Reeses Puffs, but neither are his favorites.  He does have a cat named Highway and two dogs Macy and Marlin.  Zac is currently going paramedic school.  

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Doug Ketcham, Technician

Doug started working at the clinic in January, 2001. A native of Texas, Doug is a graduate of Allen High School. He lives here in Allen with his girl friend Laura.  They have two dogs Mongo the bull dog and Bam the rat terrier, Sam the cat and Diggy Smalls the fish. Doug likes playing poker, hunting, fishing, off-roading, and hanging out with friends.  Doug enjoys the oppotunity to save the lives of our furry little friends here at Allen Veterinary Hospital.

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Chris Tancredi, Techincian

Chris has worked at the clinic since 2007. A native of Plano, Chris is a high school graduate who enjoys all sports, particularly fishing, sky-diving, and snake wrangling. He has two crazy dogs and a fish. Chris enjoys the chalenge of helping a sick animal get better, and he finds his work at the clinic fun and interesting.
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John Warren, Technician

John Joined the staff in 2010.  He has the pleasure of working with his wife Mona.  He has four children (Jonathan, Meagan, Jaxson, and McKenzie).  Jimmy is their happy puppy dog.  John is from Garland, Tx.  His life revolves around his young loving family.

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Mona Warren, Receptionist

Mona has worked at the clinic since September, 2009. A native of Plano, Mona and her husband, John, have four beautiful children and live in McKinney. She loves spending time with her family as well as hanging out with friends. They have a dog named Jimmy. Mona loves the people she works with. 

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Chris Hamze, Receptionist

Chris Joined the AVH family in August of 2011.  She grew up in "FREEZING" Minnesota but now lives here in Allen with her family and two dogs (Ashton & Oliver).  She says "I love that I love coming to work every day."

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Brooke Overton, Receptionist

Brooke is Dr. Overton's daughter. She spent three years at Texas A&M before choosing cosmetology as a career. Brooke just returned to Texas after living several years in Colorado, and she has decided to go back to school to finish her degree. Brooke has been working at the clinic since August, 2009. Although she has been around animals all of her life, this is her first time to work at the clinic, and she enjoys the fast pace and the people. Brooke and her family have three dogs, two cats, and a bird. In her leisure time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, including her sister Paige, neice Maggie and nephew Cooper, in whom she adores.

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Kenia Garcia, Ceritified Vet Assistant/Receptionist

Kenia has been working here for 2 years now.  She is a graduate from Allen High School and is now attending Collin County Community College.  She is originally from L.A. California but loves the New York Yankees (we try not to hold that against her). She loves to read and write, swing at the park, swim and blow bubbles!  She has one dog who she thinks looks like bambi.  She is a great employee who really loves the animals.

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Helen Cano, Kennel Staff

Helen has worked at the clinic since August, 2009. Originally from El Paso, she moved to California when she was two years old, and came to Dallas in 1994. She has always loved animals, and cares for other people's dogs and cats when they are out of town. Helen comes from a large family of eleven children.  She has three daughters, four grandsons, and 3 granddaughters and enjoys church worship in her leisure time. She also has 2 cats and 6 dogs!  She loves working with all of the animals and people at the clinic.

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Brice Babinec, Technician

Brice joined us in October 2011.  Brice grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  He moved down here with his parents and brother.  He loves to "pump" iron, go for long walks on Allen, Texas beaches, and playing games.  Brice has two Austalian Shepards, Bart and Jake.  He is currently attending Collin County Community College.  He enjoys being around the animals and looking after them.

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David Taylor Heidenreich, Kennel Staff

Taylor as we call him has been here since October of 2011.  He is lives here in Allen with his mom and dad, 3 sisters, and 1 brother.  Taylor is a Junior at Allen High School.  He loves to play basketball in his spare time.  He enjoys being able to interact with all of the different animals, and the fact that he has a hand in taking care of them.  He and his family have a two year old cockapoo.

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Tammy Haws, Office Supply Specialist

Tammy was born in Texas and lives here in Allen with her husband Tyler.  She has a dog named Guss.  Most of all she loves to exercise and stay in shape, running marathons are a great way to challenge her. The Boston marathon is her favorite so far.  She works full time at Childrens Hospital in Dallas as a Surgical Technician.  She gathers all our clinic supplies for us, we would be less of a Hospital with out the vienna sausages and smell good sprays!