Allison Coyle, DVM
Dr. Coyle completed her undergraduate degree at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, and graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2020. She grew up in Concord in the East Bay Area, and couldn’t be more excited to be back in the Bay and joining the SVC team! She has a special interest in internal medicine and feline practice, and is Fear Free certified. When she isn’t at the clinic, Dr. Coyle enjoys skiing, horseback riding, landscape and wildlife photography, and hanging out with her cat, Rosie, and her dog, Trinity. She also loves to travel, and spent two summers in Africa doing One Health and conservation genetics research.
Why did Dr. Coyle become a veterinarian?
“A deep love of animals from a young age drew me to veterinary medicine. As a child, I shed tears over dead squirrels in the road who had hit by cars, and spent many afternoons poring over encyclopedias of cat, dog, and horse breeds and colors. My passion for animals never waned, and it has been my life goal from seven years old to become a veterinarian.
I have found this career to be more fulfilling than I ever could have imagined. Being a veterinarian is both intellectually and emotionally rewarding. I enjoy the variety of cases that come through each day, from the puzzle of diagnostically challenging cases, to new puppy or kitten appointments, to urgent and critical care cases. Having the opportunity to help animals and their humans makes every day satisfying.”