VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Endocrinology

Associate Editor

Julie Allen

Julie Allen

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) Clinical Pathology, 2018
  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Small Animal Internal Medicine, 2001


  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Iowa State, 1999
  • Internship in Small Animal Medicine, Iowa State , 1995
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, University of Glasgow, 1994
  • Master of Science, Iowa State University, 2000

Current Professional Activities

  • Working at Vets@VIN (consultant, VVI mentor and rotation leader, flashcards, student activities, rounds, CE)
  • Nerdbook editor
  • Teaching e.g. I teach advanced biochemistry at UGA
  • Consulting
  • Reviewer for Vet Clin Path, JAVMA
  • Chair of ASVCP Program Committee (2022–2024)

Past Professional Activities

  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Clinical Pathology, Cornell University
  • Resident, Clinical Pathology, NC State University
  • Medical Science Liaison, Aratana Therapeutics
  • Internal Medicine Consultant, Antech Diagnostics
  • Staff Internist, Green Tree Animal Hospital
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine, Iowa State University
  • Veterinary Specialist and Consultant, Pfizer Animal Health
  • Clinical Instructor, Small Animal Internal Medicine and Community Practice
  • Resident, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Iowa State University
  • Intern, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Iowa State University

Marital Status

  • Married to Simon


  • Hugo (2005)
  • Margot (2008)


  • World’s best dogs, two black and tan rescue mutts called Lewis and Clark
  • 2 overweight, prediabetic felines called George and Gilbert
  • 2 dwarf lop-eared rabbits called Snickerdoodle and Oreo
  • 6 chickens (Hermione, Bellatrix, Ginny, Esme, Myrtle and Luna)


  • Pickleball
  • Walking/hiking
  • Peloton addict
  • Vegetable gardening
  • Watching all of Hugo and Margot’s activities…
  • College basketball (a must if you live in NC!) – go Duke!

Favorite Quote

  • “Wisdom comes from experience. Experience often comes from a lack of wisdom.” – Terry Pratchett
  • “Live as if you will die tomorrow. Learn as if you will live forever.” – Mahatma Ghandi
  • “Getting an education is a bit like a communicable disease. It makes you unsuitable for a lot of jobs and then you have the urge to pass it on.” – Terry Pratchett

What I Like Most About VIN

  • I have been a VIN member since 2003, and I don’t think there have been many days since then where I haven’t logged in. Where else can you have whole libraries of information at your fingertips as well as experts in every field whose opinion you can ask? I learn something new every time I come on VIN. I also love the philosophy of the organization and genuinely believe that it is true to its Ten Commandments.

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Call Paul D. Pion, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology) at 530-757-6881 or email .