Dr. Strief grew up in Dedeaux, Mississippi with his two brothers Ryan and Jeremy. After graduating from Hancock High School in 2007 he enrolled at Pearl River Community College until transferring to Mississippi State University two years later. Dr. Strief received his undergraduate degree in Animal and Dairy Science in 2012. After the completion of his undergraduate studies, Dr. Strief was accepted to Veterinary School at MSU where he graduated with his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2015. Dr. Strief is recently engaged to his beautiful fiancé Stephan Haas. They have a German Shepherd named Kane and a lab named Riley. Dr. Strief enjoys hunting, fishing, playing golf, and any activity that puts him in the great outdoors.