College of Veterinary Medicine

About the College of Veterinary Medicine


Established in 1899, the Washington State University 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 (AVMA-COE), the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC), the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD), and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).

The Animal Disease Biotechnology Facility (ADBF) houses offices for the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences and research laboratories. The facility, which opened in 1999, is unique among all USDA buildings and facilities projects because its focus is on the use of molecular biology to resolve diseases in agricultural animals with application where appropriate to human health. Program goals include ensuring a safe and abundant human food supply; improving the health and well-being of food animals produced in the U.S.; and providing research training for the next generations of scientists.


The Bustad Veterinary Sciences building houses the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology (VMP), the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL), and college administrative and student service offices. The Bustad Veterinary Science building, named for Dr. Leo K. Bustad '49, opened in 1978.


Wegner Hall is shared by the Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience, the WSU College of Pharmacy, and the Animal Health Library


Some IPN faculty and staff are located McCoy Hall as is the SCAVMA Store and the People-Pet Partnership (PPP). McCoy Hall also provides space for small animal surgery training elements, research and teaching laboratories, and a large animal isolation unit.

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH), which opened in 1996, is one of the best equipped Veterinary Teaching Hospitals in the nation. The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences is committed to excellence in the diagnosis, treatment and management of animal health. Sophisticated diagnostic and treatment technologies are available including MRI, CT scan, ultrasound, endoscopy, arthroscopy and radiation therapy. Fourth-year professional veterinary students and postgraduate students (interns, residents, and graduate students) work together with clinical faculty and staff to diagnose and treat patients

The WSU Veterinary Specialty Teaching Clinic in spokane, WA, located on WSU's Riverpoint Campus, is a satellite facility supporting clinical teaching and training for the WSU veterinary program. The facility also serves the specialist referral needs of the greater Spokane area veterinary community. A long-time veterinary ophthalmologist and owner of the Animal Eye Clinic of Spokane, Dr. Bill Yakely will continue his practice within the new facility with his current staff. WSU veterinary students will be accepted by the practice for training in ophthalmology, dentistry and dermatology.

The Caine Veterinary Teaching Center in Caldwell, Idaho provides fourth year DVM students with one-month clinical blocks of instruction in feedlot management, herd health, and production and population medicine in the heavily concentrated livestock area of southern Idaho.

The School of Molecular Biosciences (SMB) and Center for Reproductive Biology (CRB) are located in the Biotechnology/Life Sciences building, which was completed in the spring of 2009.  SMB and CRB joined the College of Veterinary Medicine in July 2010.






Paul G. Allen Center for Global Animal Health The Paul G. Allen Center for Global Animal Health supports the college’s mission to help solve global infectious disease challenges through a multidisciplinary approach to research, education, global outreach, and application of disease control at the animal-human interface. The 62,000-square-foot, three-story flagship research building houses a state-of-the-art infectious disease research center for investigating emerging diseases throughout the world. The Allen Center was funded by gifts from many generous donors.  The commitments from Paul Allen and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation of $26 million and $25 million, respectively, are among the largest private contributions In WSU’s history. Long-term plans include connecting a second research and surveillance facility to house the Washington Animal Disease and Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL).  Read more about the building’s dedication on September 8, 2012.

Research Science Building

The Veterinary Medical Research Science Building provides 77,250 net square feet of properly equipped and environmentally controlled, state-of-the-art biomedical research and support space for the health science teaching and research programs. Groundbreaking ceremony 


Veterinary Buildings

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