There are many things that make WSU a special place for students. Our Veterinary Teaching Hospital, where we encourage students to begin training their very first year, is one of the best equipped in the county. We treat thousands of patients each year including companion animals, horses, livestock, and exotics. Our highly accomplished faculty work side-by-side with students providing hands-on experience right from the beginning. We offer students the tools they need to succeed including courses in surgical skills, ethics, service, leadership, client communication, diagnostic reasoning, and other innovative opportunities.
Student life expands beyond the classroom and hospital. In Pullman and the surrounding area students enjoy the many amenities the region has to offer. For the outdoor enthusiast, there are beautiful local hikes, miles of bike trails, and skiing just a short drive away. Farmer’s markets, local festivals (including the National Lentil Festival), and a diverse music scene from local bands to national acts at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival can be found in the Pullman, Washington and Moscow, Idaho communities. The region also has the cultural richness of bigger city life. Pullman is home to the Washington Idaho Symphony, civic theater groups, and local dance companies. Washington State University also offers a variety of performances both by traveling tours and by faculty and students, and fine art exhibits in the WSU Museum of Art. WSU Cougar Athletics is a proud member of the Pacific-12 (Pac-12) Conference.