Ly Le

Hi, I’m Ly Le! I’m originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and moved to Greenville, NC. I graduated from NC State University with my B.S. in Animal Science in 2022.

I’m pursuing Laboratory Animal Medicine because it would allow me to practice medicine while still being involved in both research and teaching. My summer internship at the National Institutes of Environmental Health Science really solidified this choice for me because I was able to meet so many veterinarians with different paths into research. I also really enjoyed working as an Animal Care Tech at the NCSU CVM’s Laboratory Animal Resources because I learned more about how Lab Animal vets are involved in research and how research animals are treated. Outside of pre-veterinary experiences, I loved being a teaching assistant for various classes; it was really rewarding to help others learn material I also struggled with at one point!

Veterinary experiences:

  • Museum Medicine Intern (NCMNS)
  • Necropsy Assistant (Rollins Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab)
  • Emergency Veterinary Assistant
  • Military Veterinary Assistant
  • Turtle Rescue Team


  • National Toxicology Program Summer Intern (NIEHS)
  • Multi-study Research Assistant (NCSU OUR)

Animal experiences:

  • Animal Care Technician (NCSU CVM LAR)


  •  Summa Cum Laude
  • Dean’s List
  • AP Scholar with Honors
  • 4-Year Army ROTC Scholarship
  • Daughters of the American Revolution’s Good Citizen Award


  • Freshman Representative, Vice President, President for Asian Students Association
  • VetPAC Intern
  • First-Year Pre-Veterinary Orientation Coordinator
  • Treasurer for F1RST
  • Teaching Assistant for BIO 181 and ANS 205
  • Army ROTC
  • Academic Chair and Recruitment Committee for Alpha Phi Gamma