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About the College

Healthy Animals, Healthy People, Healthy Planet
About the College

At Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, we are dedicated to improving the lives of animals and people through enhancing health and well-being. WSU has one of the nation’s top veterinary and biomedical colleges, and our distinguished faculty members are recognized as leaders in the field. Students work side-by-side with accomplished researchers in highly ranked programs for scientific investigation, clinical specialties, and diagnostic capabilities. Graduates from the college go on to be leading clinicians, diagnosticians, researchers, and professors across the globe.

Our mission is to provide exceptional:

  • Professional veterinary medical education
  • Undergraduate, graduate, and resident education in the health sciences
  • Basic and clinical biomedical research
  • Public service through clinical care, diagnostic services, continuing education, and outreach

Established in 1899, the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine is proud of its distinguished past as one of the oldest veterinary colleges in the United States. The college is fully accredited by four key national accrediting agencies: the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education, the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, and the American Animal Hospital Association. The college is also ranked among the top U.S. veterinary colleges in extramural research support. 


To learn more about the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine, please see our college-wide brochure.
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