Change of Pace

Dr. Allison Kiser ('10)
Little did Allison Kiser know that comments from her former students would eventually lead her to a new career path in veterinary medicine. “I had always been told by students during my internship and residency that I was a good teacher,” Kiser recalled. Kiser began thinking more and more about those comments when she was working in mixed animal practices across the country. “I thought maybe a professional change would do me some good,” she said. “And it did.” Kiser moved from working primarily on horses and small ruminants to the Milwaukee Career College. There she developed the school’s Vet Assistant/Vet Tech program into a resounding success. After Milwaukee, Kiser moved back home to the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she currently serves as the medical director at Vet Tech Institute.