Student Success: Darryl Kirby (ID)
Darryl Kerby is a third-year veterinary student from Northern Idaho. She grew up on her family’s ranch raising and showing cattle and horses. Growing up working on the farm is where her love of animals and medicine began. She went on to get her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from the University of Idaho before beginning vet school at WSU. Darryl was fortunate to be accepted to the Kentucky Equine Management Internship where she lived and worked on a Thoroughbred breeding farm in Kentucky delivering foals. It was her time working with the mares, foals, and stallions that sparked her particular interest in theriogenology and neonatal medicine. She also enjoyed working with her small herd of cattle which she bred and raised calves. At WSU, Darryl has been involved in labs, lectures, hands on trips, and has been an officer for a handful of clubs. She is currently the president of the Theriogenology Club. Darryl’s favorite thing about WIMU Regional Program at WSU is the incredible amount of opportunities available at your fingertips. There is always something to see, something to do, some way to get your hands dirty and stay excited about medicine. The entire college strives to give their students so many opportunities to learn, practice, and be successful! When she graduates, Darryl hopes to own a rural large animal practice working on cattle, horses, and especially Theriogenology. Darryl lives outside of Pullman with her horse Rain and cat Smudge. In her spare time, she enjoys riding horses, team roping, working with her cows, and being in the great outdoors.