Dr. Mallard is originally from Concord, North Carolina. He attended NC State University, where he received his undergraduate degree in Animal Science in 2011. He stayed at NC State for veterinary school, graduating from the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. He enjoys all aspects of both small and large animal medicine. Dr. Mallard is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Association of Bovine Practitioners. He is married to his wife Tracy, a Halifax native. He has two dogs, Abby and Nala, and one cat, Nigel. He is an avid NASCAR fan and enjoys cheering on his NC State Wolfpack at football and basketball games.