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.


The Importance of Microchipping Your Pet

Pets can get lost which can be a traumatic and possibly tragic event.  It’s important to have a collar and ID tag, but these are not foolproof.  Collars can break or fall off leaving your pet unidentifiable. This can be prevented with the use of a microchip. As noted in the Dartmouth Tribune in April 2017: A pet is lost every seven seconds One in three pets will go missing in their lifetime Only 2 percent of lost cats and 17 percent of lost dogs with ID return home When a pet gets lost, they are 20 times more likely to make their way back home when they have a microchip

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