Student Success: Cody Brooks
Third year veterinary student Cody Brooks ('17 DVM) is interested in small animal emergency medicine. His interest in veterinary medicine was generated at a young age following an early morning emergency visit for a laceration on his dog’s tail. After growing up in California, he received a degree in animal science with concentrations in pre-veterinary and pre-medical from the California Polytechnic State University of San Luis Obispo. He briefly explored the differences and similarities between human and animal medicine before deciding to focus on veterinary medicine. As a veterinary student at Washington State University, he works in transfusion medicine in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and is currently raising a puppy in training for Guide Dogs for the Blind. He came to WSU with extensive experience as a veterinary technician, working at smaller practices as well as a large referral and emergency medicine practice. His primary interest is in small animal emergency medicine, and he is considering pursuit of a specialization in this area of medicine. His selection of WSU for veterinary school is due to its commitment to hands-on, practical learning, in addition to its stellar history of educating and training world-class veterinarians.