The College of Veterinary Medicine is an eight-building complex that sits at the heart of the WSU campus.
Every part of the complex is easily accessible to DVM students. The layout creates a fluid learning environment for student access to the hospital and patient cases, labs, study areas, and faculty members. Students can be in class one minute and the next minute in a lab or the Teaching Hospital seeing the lecture topic used in a real-life setting. The WSU campus also houses a racetrack, access to swine, and a dairy/beef facility where our students gain valuable clinical experiences. Our partnership with Idaho provides students access to the sheep center and a dairy and beef operation in neighboring Moscow at the University of Idaho.
The Veterinary Teaching Hospital provides full service care and offers a wide range of specialty services in oncology, cardiology, orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, theriogenology, dentistry, and neurology. Each year, the hospital treats thousands of patients including companion animals, horses, livestock, and exotics.
The Animal Disease Biotechnology Facility houses the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Field Disease Investigative Unit, and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service - Animal Disease Research Unit.
Bustad Hall, named for dean emeritus Leo K. Bustad, is the central building in the college complex. It houses the college administration, student services, student lounge with a coffee cart and deli bar, lecture and lab facilities, and the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL). A founding member of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network, WADDL provides state-of-the-art diagnostic services, consultation, disease surveillance, and outreach to safeguard animal health, the food supply, and public health.
Wegner Hall is home to labs, lecture rooms, and the Animal Health Library. Established in 1963, the library primarily serves the research and teaching needs of the college. The Animal Health Library provides information on biomedical topics and other resources for practicing veterinarians, pharmacists, physicians, and clinical pharmacologists.
McCoy Hall, the original teaching hospital, houses student labs, offices, the veterinary anatomy museum, clinical simulation lab, and the SCAVMA bookstore.
Paul G. Allen Center for Global Animal Health is a 62,000-square-foot, three-story flagship research building that houses a stateof-the-art infectious disease research center for investigating emerging diseases throughout the world. There are two floors of Biosafety Level 2 (BSL-2) research laboratory space, and a 5,000-square-foot BSL-3 laboratory. The facility uses state-of-the-art energy management and sustainability strategies.
The Biotechnology-Life Sciences Building houses the School for Molecular Biosciences, which offers programs in biochemistry, genetics and cell biology, and microbiology. The School of Molecular Biosciences offers exciting opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to explore a wide range of future career paths in the life sciences.
The Veterinary Biomedical Research Building houses Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience, whose faculty are responsible for teaching anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, toxicology, and neuroscience courses within the professional veterinary education curriculum. Our research and adjunct faculty members are dedicated to educating students in the undergraduate and graduate programs in neuroscience. The new building adjoins the Biotechnology-Life Sciences Building, creating one of the best concentrations of biomedical laboratory facilities on the WSU campus.