VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Dermatology

Associate Editor

Allison Kirby

Allison Kirby

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) Dermatology, 2009


  • Residency in Dermatology, Animal Dermatology Clinic, 2009
  • Internship in Small Animal Medicine, PetCare Veterinary Hospital, Inc., 2006
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis, 2005
  • Bachelor of Science, University of California-Davis, 2001

Current Professional Activities

  • Dermatologist at Animal Dermatology Clinic, Marina del Rey, CA
  • VIN consultant
  • Planning Committee for the North American Veterinary Dermatology Forum

Past Professional Activities

  • Rotating internship, PetCare Animal Hospital, Santa Rosa, CA, 2006  
  • Dermatology Residency, Animal Dermatology Clinic, Tustin, CA

Marital Status

  • Married to Jason Choice who keeps me on track


  • Rocklyn (8 years old) and Baron (6 years old)
  • Dashi, a lab mix, who is one of the sweetest dogs you will ever meet


  • Cooking
  • Gardening
  • Going to the beach or hiking with the family
  • Drinking red wine with friends

Favorite Quote

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” —Albert Einstein

What I Love Most About VIN

  • Expanding my knowledge outside of my specialty.
  • Helping other veterinarians with difficult cases.

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