Laine, a San Antonio native, received her
undergraduate degree in animal science from Texas A&M.
She started volunteering at a local veterinary clinic at the age
of 16 after realizing that her deep fear of needles might conflict
with her dream of becoming a vet. After only a couple months there,
she overcame her fear and continues working at that clinic as a
veterinary technician during semester breaks. As an undergraduate,
she trained a service dog through primary-level training; today,
the dog is completing her secondary training for diabetic alert in
Now a veterinary student in the class of 2020, Laine hopes to
incorporate her love for both dog training and pet photography into
her future work as a companion-animal veterinarian.