Meet Dr. David Allman. Born and raised in Austin, Texas, he attended the University of Texas at Austin as an undergraduate student before heading off to Aggieland for veterinary school. During his 4 years at Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Allman realized his passion for veterinary surgery and committed to pursuing surgical specialization. After veterinary school Dr. Allman was accepted into a 1 year internship program at the University of Georgia. With the goal of becoming a surgeon still at the forefront Dr. Allman then completed a 1 year surgical internship at the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center. This strong foundation paved the way for his acceptance as a surgical resident at the Michigan State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The 3 years of residency training seemed to go by fast and included high volume exposure to state of the art orthopedic and soft tissue surgical procedures. Dr. Allman found a unique interest in minimally invasive surgery and canine sports medicine throughout his training. After completion of the residency program Dr. Allman was appointed as an assistant professor and moderated the main surgery course for veterinary students at Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Allman loves teaching and working with veterinary students, but his love of family and Austin, Texas, called him home in August of 2012. By starting a mobile specialty surgery practice here in Austin, Texas, Dr. Allman is able to provide complicated surgical procedures to many pets that would not otherwise be able to receive specialty care. Outside of the operating room Dr. Allman can be found enjoying the great outdoors, and exploring Austin with his wife Summer. Occasionally, Dr. Allman is able to participate in the sport of golf where his patience and precision are tested before heading back to the surgical suite on Monday.
Mobile Veterinary SpecialistTM (MVSTM) is a new name when it comes to veterinary care in the Austin metropolitan area. Established by Dr. David Allman, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, MVSTM is designed to bridge the gap between primary veterinary care and referral veterinary hospitals. Currently, if a pet requires advanced surgery it is very likely the pet owner has one option of where to go for that surgery, a referral veterinary hospital. One of the benefits of MVSTM is that the pet can now receive state of the art care in the comfort of their familiar primary care facility. In combination with the comfort and convenience, MVSTM uses board-certified veterinary surgeons trained to perform advanced surgical techniques. Our primary goals are to provide excellent patient care through state of the art instruments and training, maintain continuity between the pet and their veterinarian, and serve as an affordable alternative to those who wish to provide the best for their pets.