Dr. Allison Merrill, Partner/Veterinarian
Raised in Plano, Texas, Allison Merrill is the middle child of Kent and Diana Merrill. Older sister Laura and brother-in-law Donn are the busy parents of four (including a set of triplets!), and younger brother, Kent, and his wife, Nicole, have three "beautiful" daughters, making Dr. Merrill the proud aunt of seven children.
Allison "dreamed of becoming a veterinarian and wanting to be an Aggie since the second grade." Both goals were accomplished: She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University... and even competed for the 'Aggies Over Texas' Skydiving Team!
Dr. Merrill's post-graduate experience included mixed (large and small animals) practice work in Oregon and Greenville, Texas before relocating to Dallas. Foresight and serendipity converged when she began her professional association with Hillside Veterinary Clinic: Not only did she "meet the wonderful doctors and clientele there, but she knew she was 'Home'."
2010, she married the man of her dreams, JB. They live on a farm in Rockwall and share it with their furry friends: Buster the Beagle rescued from SPCA, three-legged B-Dawg, rescued from the streets of Dallas after getting hit by a car, and donkeys Beulah and Beuford.
Dr. Merrill is a member of the Texas Academy of Veterinary Practice and continues to hone her skills through postgraduate studies.
Dr. Merrill feels immense satisfaction from the way in which the Lake Highlands neighborhood has welcomed her and Abrams Forest Veterinary Clinic to the community. She has pledged the best of herself-professionally and personally-to continued quality of medical care to her patients and appreciates the trust their owners have placed in her.