Emily grew up on Cape Cod where she enjoyed horseback riding and spending time at the beach. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Having decided during her senior year to pursue a career in veterinary medicine, she needed to take courses required for admission in vet school and, for two years after graduation, worked full time and took classes. Emily then relocated to Ithaca, NY to attend Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated in 1997 with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (DVM). After graduation, Dr. Allen had the unique opportunity to work at an aquatic animal diagnostic lab in Maine, primarily service the Atlantic salmon farming industry. In 1999, Dr. Allen moved back to Western Massachusetts to join Dr. Constant at Westover Animal Clinic. When not at work, she enjoys reading, spending time with her family and friends, listening to music, being outside, especially in her garden, and cooking. She lives nearby with her husband, son, and two cats.