Dr. Allison Cox
Dr. Allison Cox has had a lifelong commitment to the veterinary profession, but officially kicked off her career when she graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, with distinction, in 2009. Prior to vet school, her undergraduate studies included a mix of zoology and animal sciences at both Mount Royal University and the University of Alberta. Growing up in B.C., she spent much time volunteering at the local humane society and vet clinic in her home town, helping on farms, and learning to ride through Pony Club events. Though still connected to her home province, she enjoyed her time studying in Edmonton so much that Allison decided to call the area home after finishing her veterinary studies.
Allison started the first few years of her career in the field of emergency medicine, which was a fast way to expand her knowledge and skills. From there, Allison enjoyed helping animals and their families in the Sherwood Park area, and again expanded her knowledge base to include caring for several exotic species pets as well. Allison particularly enjoys the privilege of forming longer-term bonds with her patients and their care-takers, and truly enjoys benefitting pets’ lives through the practice of preventative care. She also has a passion for helping pets with skin issues since they can be very frustrating and chronic for pets and owners, and it is very rewarding to improve their conditions. Allison is also committed to feline medicine since many cats don’t get the privilege of seeing a vet to care for their conditions because they are good at hiding them, and she really enjoys educating families on how to better enjoy their relationships with their kitty companions.
Outside of clinic life, Allison shares her home with her husband who keeps her pet collection in check to just two: Finnegan, a rescue dog of unknown heritage, and Fiona, a hand-raised rescue kitten who she saved during her emergency work. It is through her bond with her own pets that Allison feels most equipped to help other pet owners as she truly understands how much these inter-species relationships matter.
Allison enjoys her work with animals so much that she has made opportunities to volunteer with them when possible outside of her job. She has spent time volunteering with amazing groups such as the Alberta Spay Neuter Task Force, Little Bits Therapeutic Riding Association, and volunteering to help stranded pets after the Ft Mac fire tragedy. She is also part of Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus, an a capella choir full of talented professionals in the community. Allison also likes to spend her time being active out in nature, and travelling to see friends and family when time allows.
Allison looks forward to serving the pets and families in the St. Albert community and hopes to meet you and yours soon!