Mallory Flanagan

My name is Mallory Flanagan, and I am a member of the NCSU CVM Class of 2025. I am from Eden, North Carolina and graduated with my B.S. in Animal Science from NC State in May 2021.

While I have not yet narrowed down which focus area of veterinary medicine I want to pursue, most of my experience is in small animal private practice, and I am interested in further investigating the business aspect of owning a small animal clinic so that I can combine my veterinary degree with my minor in Agricultural Business Management.

The reason I am currently undecided, is because NCSU provided me with a wide array of opportunities during my undergraduate career, and all of these have thoroughly interested me as a potential career. I was an Undergrad Research Assistant in the Cheng Lab for two years, assisting on research projects on pulmonary and cystic fibrosis, as well as authoring a project plan for COPD with my research partner, working with transgenic mice as our model. Additionally, I had the opportunity to study abroad and take part in the Wildlife Management and Conservation course where I found a love for conservation medicine and working with large exotic animals. Lastly, I had the opportunity to give back to students and found a love for teaching during my role as a teaching assistant for ANS 205 and ANS 281.

I am excited to see where my various interests will lead me throughout my time in vet school and am thankful NCSU has such a wide array of opportunities that allowed me to explore and discover what interests me.

Veterinary Experiences

  • Lewis Veterinary Clinic, Small Animal Veterinary Assistant
  • Animal Clinic of Madison-Mayodan, Small Animal Veterinary Technician
  • Gentle Care Animal Hospital at Tryon, Small Animal Veterinary Technician
  • Avian Veterinary Services, Extern
  • Mobile Wildlife Veterinary Practice through SA WorldVets, Assistant
  • Carolina Equine Hospital, Extern

Animal Experiences

  • Animal Care Manager at Cirrus Construction
  • Pet Sitting for various families in the community, involving small animal, food animal, exotic, and avian species
  • NCSU Animal Science Club Milk Booth

Research Experiences

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant at BioTherapeutics Lab at NCSU CVM (Cheng Lab)
  • Co-Author: “Biodistribution and cellular location of inhaled exosomes and liposome in the lung”
  • Co-Author: “1 Inhalable extracellular vesicles effectively deliver mRNA and proteins to the lung of rodents and nonhuman primates”


  • Dumane Farms Scholarship
  • Dean’s List
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Valedictorian
  • American Society of Animal Science Scholastic Achievement Award
  • APVMA Undergraduate Research Award

Extracurricular Activities

  • VetPAC Intern: Networking Event Registration Committee Co-Chair, APVMA Fundraising Chair, Seminar Committee Co-Chair (2019-2020)
  • Active member in CRU
  • Active member in NCSU Animal Science Club
  • VetPAC Intern Mentor (2020)
  • Teaching Assistant for ANS 205 and ANS 281
  • Camp Good Grief Adolescent Bereavement Volunteer
  • VetPAC Seminar Invited Speaker
  • NCSU South Africa study abroad orientation invited speaker
  • Eden Rotary Club invited speaker