Student Success: Nick Larson
Nick Larson (’12 BS, ’18 DVM) is a second year veterinary student at Washington State University with an interest in companion animal emergency medicine and business management. Growing up in Sumner, Washington, it was his passion for working with people and their pets that drew him to WSU for both his undergraduate degree in animal sciences and his current path in the veterinary program. Nick worked as a small animal veterinary technician for many years, raised show pigs, and worked in the Midwest at a large swine production facility. His varied background showed him that whether pets or livestock, animals represent an intricate role within our family lives. He knows that the training he gets in the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine will allow him to support and strengthen these bonds. As a veterinary student, he stays active within his community, working with FFA chapters and volunteering in elementary school classrooms. He serves as a student ambassador and a clinical skills teaching assistant, which gives him the chance to work with his peers on the technical skills crucial to excelling in the veterinary field. Nick has also been the recipient of the King/Pierce County Washington Farm Bureau Scholarship for 2014 and 2015. After graduation in 2018, Nick hopes to find himself back in the market of show swine production. He also hopes to put entrepreneurship and medical training to work in a companion animal hospital spending his days helping some of our favorite family members.