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.
Dr Angela West spent her childhood on a family farm in southern Louisiana, where she developed a great love for animals at a young age. This led her to attend the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 1990. She remains a huge LSU fan (Geaux Tigers!).
She practiced at several hospitals and clinics before joining the staff of Brickyard Animal Hospital in 2015. In 2017 she became a partner, buying out Dr Sharp’s ownership. She has special interests in dermatology and internal medicine, along with building life-long relationships with her patients and getting to know their owners.
She lives in park city with husband Rob, and children Josh, Anna, Justin and Alexis. They have one cat, Mr Crawley and a gentle old Golden Retriever, Leo. Their family enjoys various outdoor activities, including camping, running, skiing, mountain biking, hiking, fly-fishing and horseback riding.
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.