Student Success: Dusty Anderson
Dusty Anderson (’17 DVM) is a third year veterinary student at Washington State University interested in equine surgery. He grew up in a small town in southeastern New Mexico, and has been on the back of a horse since he was four years old. Dusty discovered his love of horses traveling from arena to arena on rodeo circuits with his family. Dusty attended undergraduate school at New Mexico State University where he continued rodeoing at the collegiate level. He is an avid team roper and continues to work and train horses when time allows. Dusty is also an active member of the student chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). Through AAEP he has received many hours of hands-on experience of clinical training in areas such as endoscopy, dentistry, and lameness. Dusty also enjoys working on-call in the Washington State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital for equine emergencies, which has given him the opportunity to work closely with clinicians and residents and assist with many surgical procedures. Though he’s worked many late nights and early mornings Dusty says it’s all worth it in the end when you’ve watched a horse walk in extremely uncomfortable and leave feeling well a short while later.