Dr. Allen Craig grew up in Knoxville, TN, in a home that fostered his love for small animals. During his childhood, a passion to serve pets and their humans began to grow. This dream became a reality in 1999 when he graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine with his doctorate degree and began working at the Lebanon Animal Hospital. Dr. Craig remained an associate at this hospital until 2012 when an opportunity arose for him to become an owner with the help of Blue Heron’s Chuck and Stith Keiser. Under his leadership, the hospital progressed from a near No-Lo practice to a productive and profitable one that is recognized as a leader in quality care for the middle TN area. The practice became AAHA accredited in 2014, is a clinical teaching affiliate with the Lincoln Memorial Veterinary School and now provides a Fear Free experience for patients.

Dr. Craig is married to Valerie, his bride of 20 years. Together, they celebrate the lives of their three children, Isaac, Isabella, and Eli, and the furry friends that continue to make their family complete. Dr. Craig is a member of Veterinary Management Groups (VMG) and is the membership chair for VMG 42. He is a past member and chair of the AAHA Leadership Identification and Nominating Committee. His favorite areas of practice are internal medicine, ultrasound and educating parents to help them better understand their four-legged babies. In his free time, Dr. Craig enjoys gardening, coaching basketball, scouting, and spending time with family.

Dr. Craig is excited to be part of the Blue Heron team. This is his time to pay it forward in veterinary medicine with the knowledge and mentorship that has been shared with him.