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The Student Perspectives blog is a fresh and realistic snapshot of the life of veterinary medical and biomedical science students.
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Ali CarrikerAli is a third-year veterinary student from Boerne who completed her undergraduate degree in biomedical sciences, with a minor in geography, at Texas A&M in 2015. During her time as an undergraduate, she worked in the CVM's Small Animal Hospital, researched Nicaraguan cultural landscapes, and studied plant and animal biodiversity in the rainforest of Costa Rica.

Since being accepted to veterinary school, she has traveled to Guatemala, Dominican Republic, and Peru, to volunteer for free spay/neuter and vaccination programs in communities that cannot afford veterinary care.

When she graduates in 2019, she will be the fourth veterinarian in her family. She hopes to work in a small-animal veterinary practice and pursue her passion of international veterinary medicine in developing countries. In her free time, Ali loves to hike, babysit her nieces and nephews, read novels, and hang out with her cat—a 5-year-old Maine coon named Ted.