"The community at WSU was my primary reason for accepting the admissions offer. It was the feeling of a supportive family that allowed me to make the easy decision. Knowing that I was leaving my family 3,000 miles away I wanted to know I had another family to lean on, and that is exactly what I found. I knew I could make this my home for the next four years."
-Amanda Grieco (’16 DVM) from New York. She plans to work in a mixed or large animal practice.
"WSU is one of the only veterinary programs in the United States to begin teaching surgical skills in the first year. I feel confident that a few years of practice, instead of few months, will be very important for my skill and performance when I begin performing surgery on live animals."
— Jenifer Ness (’16 DVM) from North Dakota. Her goal is to work in wildlife veterinary medicine.
"I chose WSU for vet school over two other options, because the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine is a family where you know everyone and people support one another. I know that I could never have been this happy at another school—WSU was right for me."
-Sami Barber ('15 DVM) from Montana. She plans to return to Montana to work as a mixed or small animal practitioner.
"Two great learning experiences at WSU are the week of diagnostic challenge and an in-depth communications course. In the diagnostic challenge we work through real cases—everything from disease identification to financial burdens that our clients may have. The communications course focuses on our interaction with future clients. We learn the skills to deal with anything that can come through our door."
—Clifford King (’15 DVM) from Utah. He plans to own a dairy practice when he graduates.
"Communication and people skills are two of the most common things hiring practices are looking for in new employees. WSU takes pride in being the forefront leaders in veterinary communication education. I feel that with this extra tool in the curriculum, I am able to fulfill a hiring practice’s needs with so much more than technical and medical knowledge."
— Logan Potts (’14 DVM) from New Mexico. After graduation he plans to complete an internship in equine surgery.
"At WSU each individual has an opportunity to branch out and experience the different areas of veterinary medicine, whether it is exotics, large animal, small animal, research, or theriogenology. We have a wide range of classes that encompasses almost all aspects of veterinary medicine to give us a good foundation. "
— Rian Calugcugan (’15 DVM) from Hawaii. He hopes to return to Hawaii and work in marine animal and exotic veterinary medicine.
What is there to do in Pullman?
With a true four-season climate, there is excellent outdoor recreation available ranging from hiking, renowned golf courses, and whitewater rafting to mountain biking and both water and snow skiing, as well as theater and arts. Pullman is also home to the National Lentil Festival, the Chipman Trail (an 8+ mile paved trail that connects the communities of Pullman and Moscow, Idaho), and Ferdinand’s (known for delicious ice cream and world-famous award-winning Cougar Gold cheese). WSU features lectures by public figures such as Tom Brokaw and Jane Goodall, art exhibits by Roy Lichtenstein, and performances on campus by top entertainers such as Elton John, Jay Leno, Dierks Bentley, Mercy Me, Taylor Swift, and Everclear.
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