Student Success: Cody Cano
Cody Cano (’18 DVM) is a third year veterinary student at Washington State University who plans on going into small animal and small ruminant medicine. He grew up around many types of animals and found that, for him, they were more than just pets. While he had already decided he would become a veterinarian at a young age, he wanted to do more than just help pets; Cody wanted to foster the human-animal bond. The WSU College of Veterinary Medicine was appealing to Cody because of the openness and community focus that the staff and faculty provide. The sense of belonging he feels at WSU has given him the encouragement and drive to help others achieve their dream of becoming a veterinarian. He is a member of the Veterinary Business Management Association and Small Ruminant Club, a board member of Neurology Club, the public relations officer of the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the vice president of class council, and the lead student coordinator of the Cougar Orientation and Leadership Experience. After graduation, Cody plans to travel to New Zealand to work in a government position in food hygiene and ultimately practice community medicine. When he isn’t studying or attending meetings, Cody enjoys pub trivia, playing chess, swing dancing, and brewing beer.