College of Veterinary Medicine

Student Organizations

Canine Club

The Canine Club was formed to promote an interest and knowledge of dogs through education, community involvement, and development of personal interests. Active club members are comprised of Washington State University veterinary students.

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Club Events and Activities

Canine Canter  Saturday April 12, 2014

Officers 2013-2014

President: Ben Alfrejd
Vice President: Jessica Klejka
Secretary: Kimi Ross
Treasurer: Jennifer Tobiason

Dr. Tamera Grubb

Constitution  posted Feb 06


Every year the WSU Canine Club hosts an annual Canine Canter. The event is held Saturday of WSU’s Mom’s Weekend in April  and is open to the public. It is a 5k run/walk that students, staff, faculty and the general public can enter with their canine companions. Early registrants receive a t-shirt on race day featuring a student-designed logo on the front. The race route is on campus which makes participants visible to the high influx of people on campus that weekend.   This event is our club’s biggest fundraiser for the year. The club uses the funds raised from this event and others to bring in lecturers from across the country to WSU to provide members with a broad education that supplements our core curriculum. Lectures are focused on topics specific to the interests of our members. Such topics include canine health, nutrition, behavior and training.

The Canine Club also uses its funds to host "wet labs" for current veterinary students, which provide an extra opportunity to get hands-on training for skills such as performing physical examinations and blood typing patients. In the past, if the funds raised by the Canine Club have been more than what is needed to provide such service to our members, the Canine Club has made donations to the local humane society.


Canine Canter April 2008

Photos from 2007 Dogshow

Canine Canter April 14, 2007

Dog Show Photos 2006

Last Edited: Mar 03, 2014 1:10 PM   

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