Sheila W. Allen is the Dean of the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to being appointed Dean in 2005, Dr. Allen served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Georgia, where she was extensively involved in developing and revising the college’s Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) curriculum, and overseeing admissions and recruitment. Her area of expertise in teaching and research is oncologic and reconstructive surgery, as well as perioperative pain management. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Dr. Allen is active in the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, having served on the Board of Directors as well as the Government Affairs and Leadership Committees. Dr. Allen was appointed to a committee within the National Research Council of the National Academies to assess the current and future workforce needs in veterinary medicine.
Dr. Allen has served on the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), which is the accrediting body for veterinary medical education. She served as Chair of the Council on Education for 2012-2013, and is on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Allen received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and bachelor’s degrees from Cornell University and completed her Master of Science degree in veterinary clinical pathology and small animal surgical residency at the University of Georgia.