Alison grew up in Michigan and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Findlay in Ohio. After graduating, she spent several months traveling and working in Australia. She receiver her veterinary degree from Western University of Health Sciences in southern California and has returned to the Midwest to work at Northgate Pet Clinic. In her free time she enjoys horseback riding, hiking, and water color painting. She has a young heeler mix names Arwen who often accompanies her on hikes at nearby parks.