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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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Kristina 2013Kristina is a third year veterinary student who would love to work in a mixed animal practice, particularly one that sees exotic pets. She received her undergraduate degree in Zoology from the University of Oklahoma. When she is not studying, you can find her doing gymnastics for the Texas A&M Gymnastics team, running, or just hanging out with her dogs, Liesl and Isis, at the park.

Kristina claims to have a somewhat unconventional route to veterinary school. "I always wanted to be a vet, but I thought I was not smart enough or it was too hard" she said, "but after working at Disney's Animal Kingdom, and changing my major from Musical Theatre to Zoology, my love for veterinary medicine was rekindled and I knew that if I did my best I could achieve my dream of being a vet."

Kristina's school survival tip: "Make friends with as many people as you can; school should be about helping each other whenever possible. Also, always have an activity that has nothing to do with school, so you can de-stress. The best advice I ever heard was when someone asked me: 'How do you eat an elephant?? One bite at a time.' Take school one bite, one test, one class at a time, and it will seem like nothing."