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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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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 with friends.

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."