Mackenzie O’Leary

University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine
Class of 2026

I grew up in Greenwood, IN and did my undergraduate studies at Franklin College. I plan to return back home after veterinary school and pursue mixed animal medicine. When I am not at school I am either backpacking around the world, camping, or spending time with friends and family. At home I have two fur kiddos that are helping my get through vet school as study buddies and practice patients. I have a 2 y/o orange tabby named Lloyd, and a 3 y/o Belgian Malinois named Ruger.

Fun fact about Mackenzie: I have backpacked in 12 countries in the last 2 years, some of my favorites being, Iceland, Vietnam, and Peru.