I grew up in the Washington metropolitan area and attended high school in the suburbs of Maryland. I completed a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science at Cornell University in 2016 where I developed a strong interest in zoological medicine and conservation medicine both locally and abroad.
Following graduation, I moved to Cincinnati, Ohio where I worked for The Proctor and Gamble Company. During this time, I also worked as a veterinary assistant at a local animal hospital while completing pre-requisite courses for veterinary school. After a year, I moved to Maryland to work as a veterinary nurse. In 2018, I moved back to Ithaca, New York to obtain my DVM at Cornell University. While in veterinary school, I developed a strong interest in aquatic animal medicine and promoting diversity and inclusion in the veterinary profession.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time outdoors fishing, running, and hiking. I also enjoy learning about new cultures, exploring new places, trying new foods, and spending time with my two cats.
I am ecstatic to intern at Friendship Hospital for animals! I chose Friendship because collaboration, teamwork, and diversity are encouraged and celebrated. Additionally, the staff is very supportive and passionate about teaching. I also really liked Friendship’s commitment to both the human-animal bond and effective client communication. I am very honored to be a part of this wonderful community!
Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Science, B.S. Animal Science 2016
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM 2022
Clinical Areas of Interest
- Zoological Medicine
- Conservation Medicine
- Aquatic Animal Medicine
Publications and Research
Martin-Flores, M., Bhupinder, S., Walsh, C. A., Brooks, E. P., Taylor, L. C., & Mitchell, L. M. (2017). Effects of buprenorphine, methylnaltrexone, and their Combination on gastrointestinal transit in healthy New Zealand white rabbits. Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, 56(2), 155-159.
Campoy, L., Martin-Flores, M., Gleed, R. D., Taylor, L. C., Yant, J. E., & Pavlinac, R. (2022). Block duration is substantially longer with a liposomal suspension of bupivacaine than with 2 bupivacaine HCl 0.5 % potentiated with dexmedetomidine following an ultrasound-guided 3 sciatic nerve block in beagle dogs. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.