The WIMU Perspective Newsletter

December 2015

DVM@WSU

DVM at WSU

Considering a career in veterinary medicine? Then join us for Discover Veterinary Medicine @ WSU on Saturday, April 2! At this fun and informative event, you will hear about what the Washington-Idaho-Montana-Utah (WIMU) Regional Program in Veterinary Medicine has to offer. Whether you are an undergraduate student, graduate  student, or pre-veterinary advisor, DVM@WSU will provide an in-depth look at the WIMU admissions process, facilities, and the many opportunities available for students. Meet our faculty and participate in a Q&A panel with current DVM students. You will learn how the WIMU Regional Program continues to lead the way in research, hands-on experience, professional skill, and veterinary excellence.

Questions? Email us at DVMatWSU@vetmed.wsu.edu for more information. REGISTRATION opens February 8! Visit the College of Veterinary Medicine homepage for a direct link to the DVM @WSU information and registration webpages as they become available.


On The Case: Orphaned Baby Raccoons

Written by Charlie Powell, May 2015

Baby Raccoons

Six orphaned newborn raccoons, called kits, are currently being bottle-fed at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

Five live currently in an insulated school lunch box right now in the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital’s Exotic and Wildlife Section. They are about as cute as one can imagine with their characteristic bandit’s mask and large, dexterous paws grasping the air as they suckle a special formula from bottles.

Feedings are every three hours around the clock. The kits are about four inches long. 
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Tracking Animal Disease to Improve Human Health

Written by Marcia Gossard

Tracking animal disease

In rural Kenyan villages where few families have electricity or indoor plumbing, a surprising technology helps researchers study the health of animals and people: the cell phone.

Families who are part of the population-based animal syndromic surveillance project, or PBASS, use their cell phones to call a veterinarian toll free when an animal is sick. More than 70 percent of families participating in the survey have cell phones; only three percent are connected to the electricity grid. 
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Announcements

JANUARY
Utah and Non-Resident Interviews


FEBRUARY
Washington and Idaho Interviews


FEBRUARY 15
FASFA Forms Due


APRIL 2
DVM@WSU

DVM at WSU

APRIL 9
CVM Open House


APRIL 15
Admissions Acceptance Deadline






College of Veterinary Medicine
Student success

Julia Vanderford

Julia Vanderford 

Julia Vanderford is a third year veterinary student (’17 DVM) looking forward to pursuing mixed animal practice upon graduation.    
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Nick Larson

Nick Larson

Nick Larson (’12 BS, ’18 DVM) is a second year veterinary student at Washington State University with an interest in companion animal emergency medicine and business management.
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Zarah Deutsch

Zarah Deutsch

Zarah Deutsch (’18 DVM) is a second year veterinary student at Washington State University focusing on conservation medicine and breeding.
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Visit us!WSU CVM welcomes visitors anytime. Come see our state-of-the-art facility and visit with our faculty and students. WSU provides interactive case opportunities all four years, including our Veterinary Teaching Hospital, our satellite clinics in Spokane, WA and Caldwell, ID, our primary care programs in partnership with the Seattle Humane Society and Idaho Humane Society, and our affiliate preceptor clinics scattered throughout the Northwest. Your hands-on experience begins on day one with caseloads that provide extensive experience in all areas of interest including small animal, food animal, equine, and exotics. Don’t wait, come be a part of our community!

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