Dr. Allen Skinner grew up in rural Southeastern Ohio. He completed his undergraduate studies in biology at the College of Wooster where he also played collegiate football. Dr. Skinner’s interest in veterinary medicine began at an early age, but only after spending the summer after his undergraduate studies working as a conservation biology researcher in North Dakota did he return to Ohio to pursue veterinary medicine. Once back in Ohio, he volunteered at a local mixed animal practice in his hometown. Soon afterward he moved to Columbus, OH to finish the courses needed for veterinary school and while taking classes Dr. Skinner gained practical veterinary knowledge while working as a veterinary assistant.
Dr. Skinner earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. After completing his clinical year at Louisiana State University (LSU), he moved to San Diego to complete his rotating internship at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital (VSH).
Following his rotating internship, Dr. Skinner completed his residency at Southern California Veterinary Dental Specialties & Oral Surgery and is a diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College. His interests include oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, and correction of congenital malformations. He also enjoys helping other veterinarians and veterinary staff improve their veterinary dental skills and learn the benefits of good dental care.
In his spare time, Dr. Skinner enjoys being outdoors, carpentry, playing sports, working on cars, and spending time with his wife Candace, daughter Scarlett, and their dogs Otto and Oscar, and cats Simon, Steve, and Sylvester.
Allevo Wet Table Conversion System
As Dr. Allen Skinner was completing his residency at Southern California Veterinary Dental Specialties, he noticed regular wet tables were not ideal for dental operations. Not only are these tables uncomfortable when performing procedures for long periods of time, but the grate of a wet table does not hold the patient’s heat well while under anesthesia, and typically does not fit larger dogs or animals.
He set out on a mission to design a better type of table for veterinarians and their staff, starting Allevo Veterinary Solutions and will soon be producing his breakthrough Wet Table Conversion System.
Click below to learn more about his design and the benefits this table system will bring to your team and patients.