Donna and dog

Donna Allen

Client Care Specialist

After retiring from a three-decade career as a journalist I am thrilled to join the team at Westwood. I’ve always admired the veterinary profession and long hoped to someday work at a vet hospital. Now that day has happily arrived! It is a major departure from my previous work and a super-steep learning curve which I’m finding fascinating!

Animals of all kinds are my personal passion. My furry collection includes our Australian Shepherd, Georgia, ginger cat, Ben and Quarter Horse, Vinnie. I also ran my own small horse farm for nearly 20 years. My husband and I have two adult daughters and a new grandson.

I’m so excited to work at the front desk at Westwood as a Client Care Specialist - supporting fellow pet owners to get the help their pets need from my new, dedicated colleagues.

A few weeks ago, I had to say goodbye to my old dog Brutus. It was sad & heart breaking…

Lise Chiasson

I have used Westwood Hills Pet Focus for almost 5 years. I couldn’t be happier with the staff. Every single…

Leslie Gluckman

Dr. MacDonald is very nice. My dog seems to really like him. Getting appointments are easy. The front staff are…

Skye Herritt

I have been going to Westwood Hills Veterinary Hospital for years with my dogs. I love them! I…

Kj H


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