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DC for Clients and Facilitators

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For Clients and Facilitators

Welcome to the client and facilitator page. Here you'll find all you need to know about becoming a Diagnostic Challenge client and the resources you need as a DC facilitator. WSU is the only veterinary college that offers this type of training to its students.

The Diagnostic Challenges are multidisciplinary, case-based exercises that began at WSU in 1991 to help students learn in a simulated "real world" setting. The exercises are now conducted collaboratively by instructors in Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Bacteriology/Mycology, Virology, Immunology and Toxicology. Visiting veterinarians, mostly WSU CVM alumni, play an increasingly important role as case facilitators. In addition, important contributions are made by faculty and staff in Radiology, Large and Small Animal Medicine, WSU's Animal Health Library, The CVM Office of Student Services and BCU.

2017 Dates

Clients & facilitators need to be on campus the day before the DC begins

  • DC1: October 9-13  (Tuesday - Friday)
  • DC2: November 14-17  (Tuesday - Friday)

Remember your Diagnostic Challenge? Well now DC needs you. Become a Facilitator and help train a new generation of veterinarians.

To become a facilitator contact Dr. Steve Hines at or (509) 335-6069.

No time? Consider a gift to this exceptional program only at WSU.

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For questions about giving, contact Lynne Haley, Director of Development, at (509) 335-5021 or email.



Information for prospective, new, and experienced DC Clients.



Information for prospective, new, and experienced DC Facilitators.



A link to the student DC site. (CVM Internal Web)

Additional Information

20 years of Diagnostic Challenges 
(WSU News story - 2011)
The Pressure is On
(Exceptional Veterinary Team Blog article - 2010)
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