Dr. Malone grew up in Southern Illinois. She earned her bachelor's degree in experimental psychology from Millikin University in 2002 and her master's degree in clinical psychology from Louisiana State University. She graduated from the Louisiana State University - School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. During her first year of veterinary school she was awarded the Army Healthcare Professional Scholarship. Serving as a U.S. Army Captain, Dr. Malone practiced small animal medicine with military working dogs and pets owned by active duty and retirees at the Veterinary Treatment Facility of Lemoore Naval Air Station in Lemoore, CA. After completing her active duty obligation, she decided to move back to the Midwest to be closer to family. She been an Associate Veterinarian with Banfield Pet Hospital in Chesterfield since August 2013. She has 2 pug dogs (Wicket and Parker) and an exotic shorthair cat (Gambit).