Western College of Veterinary Medicine


Dr. Allison Foster is a board-certified veterinary dermatologist who operates the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre's veteriary dermatology clinical services. 

Dr. Foster was born and raised in New Orleans, La., and received her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of New Orleans. She then attended Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) in 2004.

Following graduation, Dr. Foster moved to Albuquerque, N.M., where she worked as a general practitioner for several years before deciding to pursue specialty training. 

Dr. Foster completed a small animal medicine and surgery rotating internship at VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center and then completed a three-year dermatology residency at Iowa State University and the University of Tennessee. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatologists in 2014.

Academic Credentials

  • DVM, Louisiana State University, 2004
  • Residency (veterinary dermatology), University of Tennessee, 2014
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology (DACVD), 2014