Contact Information


Veterinary Medical Center - North Building (Wings A - E)
736 Wilson RD, Room A209
East Lansing, MI 48824


  • Small Animal Surgery, American College of Veterinary Surgeons, 2020
  • Masters of Science, Veterinary Medical Science, Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2019
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, 2012
  • Bachelor of Science with Honors, Zoology, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2008

Honors and Awards

  • ACVS Outstanding Surgery Resident Award –Third Place, 2020
  • VOS Bloomberg Resident Research Award, 2019
  • Salsbury Endowment Fund for Veterinary Medicine, 2011
  • Dr. B.C. Easterday Scholarship for International Veterinary Medicine, 2009-2011
  • Patricia Hasseman Foundation Scholarship, 2010
  • Wisconsin SCAVMA Student Scholarship Award, 2010

Dr. Gallaher earned her Bachelor of Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she majored in Zoology. She then went on to earn her DVM from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed two small animal internships--the first in small animal medicine and surgery (rotating) at Pieper Memorial Veterinary Center in Middleton, CT and the second in small animal surgery at Blue Pearl Veterinary Specialists and Emergency in Overland Park, KS. She was a Companion Animal Surgery Fellow at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine and then completed a small animal surgical residency at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Gallaher's most recent position was as assistant clinical professor of Small Animal Surgery at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Gallaher has a strong passion for teaching and mentoring veterinary students and residents and helping them achieve their full potential! Her Masters of Science research focused on the effect of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs on bone healing, but scholarly interests include brachycephalic airway syndrome, sepsis, wound healing, cardiothoracic procedures, and reconstructive surgery. She has completed multiple trainings and certifications that focus on DEI, leadership, and grant writing.