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. Kim received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, South Korea in 1994 and her Master’s degree in Wild Animal Health from the Royal Veterinary College, London, England in 2002. Dr. Kim emigrated to the U.S. and received her U.S. license in 2006 at the University of Oklahoma after completing a year’s accreditation program. She practiced in Northern Virginia for fourteen years and is interested in internal medicine and public education in both small animals and exotics. She, her husband Trace, and their two daughters - Mahri and Serin - moved to the Salt Lake City area in August 2020. They have two cats, Dunngi and Pixie and a one eye chihuahua named Chula. They enjoy travel and outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and skiing.
Dr. Heller and his family relocated to Salt Lake City in May of 2020 after calling Southwest Ohio home, for the majority of their lives. The natural beauty and cultural vitality of the area prompted the cross country move.
Prior to joining Brickyard Animal Hospital, Matt and his wife owned small animal veterinary hospitals in southwest Ohio for approximately two decades. He graduated from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Personally, he resides in Salt Lake City with his wife of 20+ years, three children, and a menagerie of pets - ranging from furry, feathered to scaly. He enjoys outdoor activities with his family, New York Mets baseball, Ohio State athletics, alpine skiing, hiking, golf, tennis, and supporting live theater and the arts.