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Pet Emergency? Call us right away at 972-727-8383!

Covid19 policy:

Please call us to check in for your appointment from your vehicle.  A technician will call you when we are ready to see you.  Please bring your pet inside and leave them with the technician, at this time you may wait in your car or in the lobby at properly marked places while your pet is being examined by our medical staff.  At this time we are not allowing clients to enter the exam rooms due to distancing guidelines.  There are exceptions for those having to make hard decisions regarding their loved ones quality of life.  We ask that you limit the amount of family members you bring with you to our hospital (our ideal situation would be 1 owner per pet).  We are understanding if this is not an option for mothers and fathers with young children.  We are cleaning/disinfecting rooms and lobby multiple times a day for yours and our staffs safety.  

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If you live in Allen or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Our doctors are licensed TX veterinarians, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Allen Veterinary Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Our doctors have years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Allen veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (972) 727-8383 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Allen veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Allen pet owners.

About Our Company

Allen Veterinary Hospital opened its doors in January, 1986. Dr. Mike Overton founded the hospital in order to meet the small animal needs of Allen, Texas. Dr. Alan Coffman, a 16 year employee of the hospital, purchased the practice upon Dr. Overton's retirement in 2010, in order to continue exceptional service and reputation of Allen Veterinary Hosptial. Since then, it has grown to include three full-time veterinarians, one consultant veterinarian, and a staff of more than 24. We treat all sorts of companion animals with special emphasis in dogs and cats. Two clinic cats roam the premises making sure that everyone feels at home, kept company by five birds, one ferret (Sid), and an aquarium full of fish.

Allen Veterinary Hospital has been awarded The People's Choice Award for Best Veterinary Practice in Collin County every year beginning from 2010, a proud streak that we don't want to have end.  Dr. Alan Coffman was recognized by The Texas Animal Control Association and received the W.R. Bilderback, DVM Award for rendering outstanding service to the animal control profession for the state of Texas.

Allen Veterinary Hospital is a proud sponsor of Allen Eagles High School (football, baseball, basketball, golf, performing arts). They are also sponsors of the Allen Americans hockey team, 2012-13, 2013-14 Presidents Cup Champions and 2014-15, 2015-16 Kelly Cup Champions!

At Allen Veterinary Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Allen Veterinary Hospital | (972) 727-8383

803 E Main St Ste. A
Allen, TX 75002

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Alan Coffman, DVM

    Dr Alan Coffman was born and raised in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, a small oil and ranching community 40 miles north of Tulsa.  In his youth he volunteered and worked for Clinkenbeard Veterinary Clinic and Triple C Ranch for Dr. Clinkenbeard starting at the age of 12.  He graduated from Bartlesville High School in 1992 leaving Oklahoma to fulfill a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Fresno, California area.  Upon returning he completed his Bachelors degree from Brigham Young University in Animal Science (Pre-Vet Emphasis) and a minor in zoology in 1998.  His wife Amy also graduated from BYU in Elementary Education leaving a special place in his heart for teachers and educators.  Dr. Coffman received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Oklahoma State University, College of Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Coffman has been an employee of Allen Veterinary Hospital since 1996 and has worked here ever since.

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  • Dr.
    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 National Guard.  Dr. Shiplov lives in McKinney with his wife Kelly, who is also a veterinarian in Plano.  He and his wife have three kids, Katie, Ben, and Elliot.  They have two dogs Penny 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.

  • Dr.
    Chelsea McAnally, DVM

    Hi! My name is Dr. McAnally, but most people call me Dr. Mac.  I started working at Allen Veterinary Hospital in November of 2011.  I graduated vet school in 2009 from Ross University and my clinical year was spent at Texas A&M.  I am from Dallas, Tx and still live in the North Dallas area.  I am very close with my family and love spending time with my brother and two nieces.  Scuba diving and the Dallas Cowboys are my two greatest loves (besides my 4 cats).  

  • Dr.
    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.

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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Had Harper’s right paw checked, as she holds it up when she sits. Dr. examined and said everything looked good but did an X-ray to be sure. FOR FREE!!! Harper is just fine and either has phantom pains, remembers the procedure and is scared/scarred, or just doesn’t like her paws squeezed."
    Ashlee E.
  • "Truly love this vet! The only reason we have the pets we do (dog, ferrets, rats) is because we know this clinic will care for them without robbing us. So so so thankful! Dr. Mac, you are a jewel! This mama could not have made it without your calm and capable demeanor!"
    Kelly Lane K.


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*Doors open at 7:30am for surgical drop offs.
*Doctors and Technicians arrive at 8:15 am.
*Appointments start at 8:30 am.