Ali Fecteau grew up around horses. Starting at the age of six, Ali took on ever-increasing responsibilities for feeding, cleaning, grooming and exercising her family’s horses in Harvard, Ill., approximately 75 miles west of Chicago. At age 17, she won the American Quarter Horse Youth Association’s World and Reserve World Championships in team penning. Her three-person team was the first ever to win both titles in the same year. Between 2003 and 2005, Ali worked as a veterinary technician at an equine hospital in Wauconda, Ill. where she assisted four equine veterinarians.
Ali now lives in Pawhuska, Okla., 65 miles northwest of Tulsa. Her lifelong love of horses was the basis for her interest in becoming an equine dental practitioner. She completed classes in equine dentistry and graduated from the Texas Institute of Equine Dentistry in July 2006. Since graduating, Ali has treated the teeth of approximately 1,000 horses without injuring a horse. Ali travels to Texas and other states to perform floating and other basic dental procedures. Approximately 20%-30% of Ali’s total business is from providing equine dental procedures in Texas.