Allison Wara received her bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of Guelph and her doctor of veterinary medicine degree from the Atlantic Veterinary College in Canada. Following graduation, she returned to her hometown of Ottawa where she practiced for several years as an associate veterinarian.
She is a transplant to the Columbia area after relocating here in 2012 to pursue a clinical nutrition residency for board certification by the American College of Veterinary Nutrition. Following completion, she joined the MU faculty as a clinical instructor in veterinary nutrition teaching third- and fourth-year veterinary students and graduate students. She also serves as the director of the MU Renew Animal Clinic, which provides unique therapeutic options for patients via physical activity and optimal nutrition. Wara is currently undergoing accreditation to become a certified canine rehabilitation practitioner.
In her downtime, she enjoys the outdoors with favorite activities that include hiking, biking, swimming and skiing. She shares her home with two cats, Brady and Ike, and a Swiss mountain dog, Regan, who loves to join her on the trail.
Stephanie Gilliam received her associate degree in veterinary technology from Jefferson College in 2005 and worked in private practice before joining the University of Missouri as the neurology/neurosurgery technician in 2007. She received her certification in canine rehabilitation from the University of Tennessee in 2008 and her bachelor’s degree in veterinary technology from St. Petersburg College in May 2011.
Gilliam became a veterinary technician specialist in neurology in 2013. She is pursuing a master’s degree in biomedical sciences with an emphasis in veterinary medicine and surgery at MU. In addition to her roles at the Veterinary Health Center as the neurology/neurosurgery specialty technologist and a companion animal physical rehabilitation practitioner, she is also an adjunct clinical instructor with the MU Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery.
She shares her home with her husband, Kyle; two sons, Sawyer and Korban; three dogs, Harley, Remington and Payton; and a bunny named GW. She loves to spend free time outdoors.
Adrienne Siddens earned an associate degree in veterinary technology from Hickey College in St. Louis in 2010. After graduation she joined the University of Missouri as an orthopedic surgery veterinary technician. She received her certification in canine rehabilitation from the University of Tennessee in 2012.
Siddens shares her home with three cats, Camaro, Pizzazz and Macy, as well as her border collie, Dia. In her free time, Siddens enjoys water sports, Frisbee and agility with Dia, and hiking.