Portia Allen, DVM, MS, DACLAM

Portia Allen, DVM, MS, DACLAM


ULAM Faculty
Faculty Veterinarian

Job Title

Clinical Assistant Professor, Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM)

Additional Titles

Assistant Training Program Director, ULAM Postdoctoral Clinical Training Program


Dr. Allen completed her postdoctoral training in laboratory animal medicine at the University of Michigan. Within the Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM), she serves as a Faculty Veterinarian for several campus facilities, holds teaching responsibilities in the postdoctoral training program, and leads the coordination of the Veterinary Student Summer Fellowship Program.



Dr. Allen's clinical and research interests include animal nutrition and metabolism, diet-induced models of human disease, veterinary analgesia, and methods refinement.

Professional Background

  • Diplomate, American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM), 2016
  • DVM, Iowa State University, 2012
  • MS, Nutritional Sciences/Animal Nutrition, Iowa State University, 2010
  • BS, Animal Science, Iowa State University, 2007
  1. Allen PS, Brown AW, Bohan Brown MM, Hsu W, Beitz DC. Taurine and vitamin E supplementations have minimal effects on body composition, hepatic lipids, and blood hormone and metabolite concentrations in healthy Sprague Dawley rats. Nutrition and Dietary Supplements 2015;7:77-85.
  2. Mosher RA, Coetzee JF, Allen PS, Havel JA, Griffith GR, Wang C. Effects of sample handling methods on substance P concentrations and immunoreactivity in bovine blood samples. Am J Vet Res 2014;75(2):109-16.
  3. Mosher RA, Wang C, Allen PS, Coetzee JF. Comparative effects of castration and dehorning in series or concurrent castration and dehorning procedures on stress responses and production in Holstein calves. J Anim Sci 2013;91(9):4133-45.
  4. Osman MA, Allen PS, Bobe G, Coetzee JF, Abuzaid A, Koehler K, Beitz DC. Chronic metabolic responses of postpartal dairy cows to subcutaneous glucagon injections, oral glycerol, or both. J Dairy Sci 2010;93(8):3505-12.
  5. Coetzee JF, KuKanich B, Mosher R, Allen PS. Pharmacokinetics of intravenous and oral meloxicam in ruminant calves. Vet Therapeut 2009;10(4):E1-8. 
  6. Osman MA, Allen PS, Mehyar NA, Bobe G, Coetzee JF, Koehler KJ, Beitz DC. Acute metabolic responses of postpartal dairy cows to subcutaneous glucagon injections, oral glycerol, or both. J Dairy Sci 2008;91(9):3311-22.