Clinical Simulation Center

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    Clinical Simulation Center Board of Directors
    (front, l-r) Linda Martin, DVM; Dr. Julie Cary, DVM and lab director; Lethea Russell, LVT (back, l-r) Lynne Nelson, DVM; Rachel Jensen, LVT; Tandi Ngwenyama, DVM; Robert Keegan, DVM; Matt Mickas, DVM

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    Clinical Simulation Center Teaching Assistants 2017-18
    Front row L to R: Sierra Crisp (c/o 2020), Dakotah Kidd (c/o 2020), Adriana Alire (c/o 2020), Allison Hale (c/o 2020), Breanna Cantrell (c/o 2021) Middle row L to R: Minas Mkhitarian (c/o 2021), Sam Seramur (c/o 2020), Sarah Kwon (c/o 2021), Allani Delis (c/o 2020) Back row L to R: John Hanlon (c/o 2021, Sarah Myers (c/o 2021), Nathan Cherzan (c/o 2020)

Our Team

Julie Cary

Clinical Associate Professor

Phone: 509-335-0711

Julie Cary



Dr. Cary graduated from Colorado State University with her DVM in 1999. She completed an equine internship at Idaho Equine Hospital, followed by a large animal surgical residency at the University of Minnesota. She worked in private practice prior to joining the faculty at WSU.

Professional Societies

American Association of Equine Practitioners 1999-present
American Veterinary Medical Association 1999-present
American College of Veterinary Surgeons 2004-present


Dr. Julie Cary DVM, MS, DACVS-LA is the Director of the Clinical Communication Program and the Clinical Simulation Center at Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. A large animal surgeon, she spent time in both private practice and academic settings prior to a career transition to program development. Her primary focus now is using tools of simulation to help learners of all stages (students to practicing veterinarians) enhance their professional satisfaction and success. From basic surgical skills and communication skills to instructing how to teach in the moment and work effectively in teams, she leverages the safety of simulation to advance learners’ skill sets. She is particularly interested in integrating clinical reasoning and clinical communication training and in using communication skills to build stronger veterinary teams. As a student of medical education, she has found that there is a perspective that veterinary medicine can offer to human healthcare that may be of benefit in these turbulent and changing times. In her free time she can be found trail running, mountain biking, or attempting to out-smart trout.


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Participating Faculty

Dr. Andy Allen, agriculture animal disease investigation

Dr. Cynthia Faux, disaster management and large animal applied anatomy

Dr. Linda Martin, small animal emergency medicine and critical care

Dr. Matt Mickas, shelter medicine

Dr. Lane Wallett, disaster management and large animal applied anatomy

Dr. John Wenz, agriculture animal disease investigation

Washington State University