Drew Allen Dr. Drew Allen has been with Brickyard Animal Hospital since his graduation from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996 and has been a partner since 1998. He is licensed to practice in Utah, Manitoba (Canada) and Norway. As a veterinarian, some of his areas of interest include dental care, soft-tissue surgery, the treatment of small mammals (ferrets, rabbits, rats- basically anything small and furry) and the medical needs of endurance racing sled dogs. He has attended the Iditarod Trail Veterinarian Training Seminar and has been a trail veterinarian for local and international sled dog races, including the Hudson Bay Quest in Canada and the Femundlopet in Norway.
Dr. Drew Allen has served in many positions with the Utah Veterinary Medical Association (UVMA), including President in 2007-08. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), UVMA and the International Sled Dog Veterinary Medical Association. In June 2006 he was awarded a Special Service Award by the UVMA, and was honored as the 2009 Utah Veterinarian of the Year. He currently serves as a member of the Utah Veterinary Physicians Licensing Board.
While a veterinary student he spent several years working in a neurobiology lab, assisting in research of neurotransmitters where he was able to co-author a scientific paper for publication. He received his B. S. degree from Utah State University (USU.) He is married to Jewel, whom he met while attending USU. Jewel is an author and member of the Grantsville City Council. They are the extremely proud parents of three adult children, Sierra, Wesley and Sabrina.
Away from work, he enjoys spending time with his family, who’s activities include travel, horseback riding, camping, boating, water skiing and fishing. Dr Allen also serves as a church youth leader and enjoys playing adult-league soccer. A member of the Rotary Club of Midvale, Dr Allen embraces the Rotary moto of “Service Above Self”. He has enjoyed local service projects and has played a leading role in the development of a food crop and aquaculture project in Uganda. Learn more about Rotary at Rotary.org.
As a live kidney donor, he encourages others to Donate a Kidney and Save a Life! Both adults and children suffer from kidney failure and are now, or will soon be, in need of a transplant. People in need have been receiving transplants from family and friends and from deceased donors for many years, but there aren’t enough kidneys to help everyone. D.V.M. Roddy Sharp Dr. Roddy Sharp graduated from Colorado State University Veterinary School in 1975. He joined what is now Brickyard Animal Hospital after graduation. He was a partner in the clinic until his semi-retirement in 2017. While he enjoys the freedom of retirement, he continues to practice a few days a month. We continue to benefit from his interest and skill in orthopedic surgery. During his career, he was actively involved with both the Utah (UVMA) and American Veterinary Medical Associations (AVMA), including having served as the Utah Delegate to the AVMA. Dr. Sharp was awarded the great honor of 2005 Utah Veterinarian of the Year.
Dr. Sharp and his wife, Marylinn, have 13 children, and 55 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren (at last count). His family also includes a dog, several cats, a flock of chickens, and anywhere between 8 and 12 horses at any given time. He enjoys horse riding, and raising Missouri Fox Trotting Horses. He especially enjoys horse packing into the mountains, camping, fishing, shooting and most other outdoor activities. D.V.M. Megan Witzel Dr. Megan Witzel grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and knew that she wanted to pursue a career in veterinary medicine from a young age. She attended veterinary school through a joint program with Utah State University and Washington State University. Dr. Witzel has special interests in small animal reproduction, soft tissue surgery, cardiology, and preventative care. Her family has taken their pets to Brickyard Animal Hospital for over 25 years, so she is very excited to start her career here!
On her days off she can be found hiking, paddle boarding, spending time with her Golden Retriever Theo, or eating exorbitant amounts of Mexican food. Associate Veterinarian