Meet Our Amazing Team
The best veterinary team in all of Texas.
With honesty and compassion, we are committed to an intentional partnership in the life journey of our patients and families’ well-being in a kind and efficient manner!
We work hard to be Allen’s leading animal care provider. That means outfitting our clinic with cutting-edge technology and hiring smart, caring people to bring the furry members of your family the best care possible.
Local, loving care for your dog or cat in Allen.
At Allen Family Vet, you and your companion are our top priority. From same day vet appointments to unhurried face time with your veterinarian, we care for the details just as we care for your pet. We thrive on wagging tails and smiling faces and treat every pet like one of our own. After all, your family is part of our family.
“We love Dr. Shiplov & Dr. Davis! We would never go anywhere else.”
Dr. Katherine Mathes
Chief of Staff
Dr. Mathes graduated from Purdue University and moved to Texas in 1995. After practicing for almost 5 years in emergency medicine, she has centered her career on the compassionate care of pets and their families.
Spare time is spent with her with her husband and daughter, as well as sweeping up fur from her 3 cats ~ Johnny, Marmalade, and Amelia. Dr. Mathes holds memberships in the American Veterinary Medical Association, Collin County Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Association of Feline Practitioners. She also is Fear Free certified and Cat Friendly certified.
Dr. Deborah Davis, DVM
Dr. Deborah Davis graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University in 1979. She grew up in Des Moines, Iowa but moved to Texas soon after graduating. She has practiced in Richardson, Plano, and Allen. Dr. Davis and her husband, Mike, have 2 adult sons. She has a Pekingese and a Mini Goldendoodle. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her dogs, reading and gardening. She is also Fear Free Certified.
Dr. Kelly Shiplov, DVM
Dr. Kelly Shiplov graduated from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. After practicing for a year in Richmond, Virginia, she and her husband moved to Texas to be closer to family. She is married to Brian, who is also a veterinarian. They have three children: Katie, Ben, and Elliot. They also have two scruffy dogs, a one-eyed cat, and a fish.
Dr. Shiplov enjoys internal medicine and preventative care and believes strongly in supporting the human/animal bond. She is Fear Free Certified.
Heather is the practice manager with Allen Family Vet, who joined us in January 2021. Her creativity and leadership skills have been a great contribution to the clinic, playing a vital role in our day-to-day operations. Her career in the veterinary field began in 2011, when she started as a veterinary technician at a specialty hospital in Dallas, where she got her training in oncology and internal medicine and ventured into management at a vet hospital in Wylie, Texas.
She is very passionate about her job and has such a strong love for animals and can’t imagine not being able to work with pets. She enjoys meeting our clients, getting to know them, and loving on their pets that come in to see us. Heather and her husband live in Plano with their pitbull, Tom and cat, Wendy. When she is not working, you will find her spending time with her husband, spoiling her niece and nephews, or crafting at home.
Erin grew up in Terre Haute, Indiana. She went to Purdue University, where she studied animal science and was a part of the Veterinary Technology Distance Learning Program. She knew at a young age that a career that centered around animals was her goal. She has been a veterinary technician for 19 years, 10 of those years has been with Allen Family Vet and she is Fear Free Certified. She has 2 cats, Walter and Milton and are always up to some kind of trouble. Her hobbies include cooking, reading, spending time with friends and spending time in the sun.
Gillian has always wanted to work at a veterinary hospital. She takes great joy in working with people and their animals. From working at a professional pet-sitting business to doggie daycare, and now a receptionist at Allen Family Vet, I have had many different experiences that have increased her love for pets. She loves getting to meet new furry friends! She feels the role of a receptionist is crucial to any thriving veterinary practice; many pet parents can be anxious about trying a new clinic, and she enjoys being the first point of contact to answer any questions and calm any worries. She is recognized as a Fear Free Certified Professional, Feline/Canine CPR Certified, and thrives in a high-call environment. When not working the front desk, you will find her teaching 2nd grade Sunday School at church, reading, playing tennis, fishing and biking with her husband.
Dr. Tara Moll
Dr. Tara Moll graduated from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. She returned to the Dallas area with her husband to be close to their families. Their fur family currently stars Josie, a mini Australian Shepherd, and her five pussycats.
Dr. Moll previously worked in shelter medicine but missed seeing her patients grow throughout their lifetime. She particularly enjoys soft tissue surgery and preventive care. She loves educating pet parents to help them best care for their pets at all life stages. Dr. Moll is excited to be Fear Free Certified and help her patients enjoy coming to the vet.
Katie has worked in and around the veterinary field for over 8 years, with hands-on experience as both a technician and a receptionist. She is very passionate about high quality vet care and pet care education. She takes her work home with her as a loving owner of several cats, birds, and even a few fish. Outside of work Katie is a long time resident of North Texas and a busy mom.
Bio coming soon!
I’ve always had a love for animals. I’ve always known that animals have the best souls and that you should treasure them. I have 12 years of experience in this field. I wanted to be in a position that I felt passionate about and that also felt rewarding at the end of the day. I also wanted to be a voice for the animals. When I am not working, I enjoy working out, watching movies, going boating, swimming, and hanging out with friends
Since I was little, I have loved animals and wanted to care for them. I really enjoy learning about how animals’ bodies work and the different ways to figure out issues the animal is having. I still have a lot to learn as I have only had about a year and a half of experience. My love for animals and interest in caring for them. My two-year-old son Elijah is my world! We love to spend time with his cousins, aunts/uncles, grandparents, and great-grandparents!