Dr. Mallov was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania but grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana. He graduated from Binghamton University in upstate New York with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. During his college years he completed two internships at The Indianapolis Zoo, and was later hired to work as a zookeeper in the zoo's veterinary hospital. He graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island, Canada, in 2004, after which he moved to Portland to get married and plant some more permanent roots. He was hired by North Portland Veterinary Hospital in 2007 and has not looked back. In his rare spare time, David enjoys biking, discovering new music, reading, and exploring the nature of Oregon. David lives in North Portland with his wife and two young children.