Dr. Allison Robbins - Veterinarian
Dr. Alli Robbins (maiden name Dr. Schnurrer) grew up in rural Minnesota on a hobby farm riding horses and raising poultry.
She is a 2009 graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. When she wasn't studying, Alli kept busy during vet school volunteering at the Gabbort Raptor Center rehabilitating birds of prey. Alli served on the Foal Team helping care for hospitalized foals, was elected Class Representative, served on the Student Council, and was president of the Canine Club. As a student, she was awarded the American College of Veterinary Radiology Award, Nestle Purina PetCare Nutrition Award, and the University of Minnesota Friends of the CVM Scholarship (recipient selected by classmates for service to the CVM community).
After graduation, Dr. Robbins pursued advanced training in small animal medicine and surgery at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York - the top-ranked veterinary school in the country. Dr. Robbins moved to the Richmond area after her internship at Cornell and joined Veterinary Referral and Critical Care limiting her practice to emergency and critical care. Emergency medicine was exhilarating and rewarding, but after a few years, Dr. Alli longed for the opportunity to develop meaningful, lasting relationships with her patients and their people. Wellesley Animal Hospital combined top-quality medicine with compassionate, loving care, and she has been proud to practice family medicine at WAH since 2012. Dr. Robbins' professional interests include internal medicine, pediatrics, pain management, avian medicine, dentistry, and behavior. What most excites her about her work is the impact on welfare she can make within families - both for pets and their people. Dr. Robbins approaches animal health care with a holistic viewpoint that integrates the unique needs of each pet and their human loved ones. She strives to "hold a lantern" for her patients (and their people) while they navigate the trials and celebrations of their lives.
When she is not saving lives with the fantastic team at WAH Alli enjoys camping, hiking, cooking, and a blossoming obsession with gardening. Alli and her husband Danny start more than 50 varieties of vegetables, annuals, and perennials from seed in their laundry room each spring. They share their home with two grouchy but beloved old kitties. Alli Robbins will be available for sick animal and wellness appointments and surgery most days during the week and some Saturdays.