Laurel is a third-year veterinary student who
plans to practice mixed animal medicine with an emphasis on large
animals. She graduated with her degree in Animal Science from
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly)
in her home state of California.
Laurel was drawn to veterinary medicine because, growing up, she
enjoyed helping her father care for orphaned barn owls as part of a
local wildlife rehabilitation group. These early experiences
combined with her love of biology made veterinary medicine a
perfect fit. When she is not studying, Laurel enjoys spending time
Laurel's vet school survival tip: "Surround yourself with
positive, supportive friends in your class because they will help
you keep things in perspective and make sure you make time to relax
and have some fun."