A practical and knowledgeable field veterinarian, Allan graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2003. He worked with Rainbow Farms in South Africa, as Divisional Veterinarian, becoming General Manager of Cobb South Africa, then Veterinary Laboratory Manager in one of their regional laboratories. He was responsible for agricultural management of the operation, gaining unique experience as a poultry veterinarian.
In March 2007, Allan transferred to Cobb Europe as veterinarian and quality assurance manager. He joined Slate Hall Veterinary Practice in December 2008 and became company director in September 2020. Allan recently completed a post-graduate certificate in Avian Health with the University of Melbourne.