Paige Allen, MS, RVT
Assistant Director of Academic Advising and Recruitment Veterinary Nursing Program, Purdue University, College of Veterinary Medicine
With an AAS in Veterinary Technology from National College, a BSBA from Indiana Wesleyan University, and an MS in Educational Technology at Purdue University, Paige Allen is a Registered Veterinary Technician residing in Otterbein, Indiana, with her husband Darrell. Together they have three children: Ben (Tracie), Kristen (Phil) and Zach (Jill), and two grandchildren, Christopher and Jackson. They have two cats, Mac and Cheese.
She is an active member of NAVTA and has served as Chairperson on the Nomination and Election Committee, the New Member Committee and the Information Committee. In 1994, she was a NAVTA Indiana State Representative. She has also been an active leader in the Indiana Veterinary Technicians Association and previously served as president. In addition, she’s an active member of the Association of Veterinary Technician Educators and the Advisor to the Purdue Student Chapter of the North American Veterinary Technician Association.
Paige is a huge fan of Star Trek, Bed of Roses, Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, anything by Stephen King, Dragonriders of Pern series. She also enjoys singing, gardening and reading.
When did Paige first know you wanted to be a veterinary professional?
“As a young child, I knew I wanted to be involved in veterinary medicine. It was not until I was in college that I stumbled across veterinary technology as a profession. It was the perfect fit for me. The balance of working with patients and with clients is something I enjoyed. Once in practice, I knew that I wanted to share my passion and knowledge with others. I wanted to keep learning, and taking the job at Purdue University offered me the professional growth that has brought me to where I am today.”