Student Success: Zarah Deutsch
Zarah Deutsch (’18 DVM) is a second year veterinary student at Washington State University focusing on conservation medicine and breeding. As a New York City native, Zarah was drawn to the program at WSU because of the inclusive faculty and the hands-on curriculum offered. An avid traveler, Zarah has worked with a variety of endangered species, from Asian elephants in Thailand to lions in South Africa to giant pandas in China. Her favorite species is the clouded leopard, which she hopes to work with in the future. Within the veterinary school, Zarah is a research scholar and has served as an elected board member for the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA), the International Veterinary Students’ Association (IVSA), and the Zoo, Exotics, and Wildlife (ZEW) club. She is passionate about reproductive medicine and works part time in the comparative theriogenology department. Zarah was also the recipient of the E.M Gildow Memorial Scholarship in 2015 for academic excellence and demonstrable interest in reproductive medicine. While not in school, Zarah likes to practice martial arts, go snowboarding, and play fetch with her German shorthaired pointer Roxy. After graduation in 2018, Zarah plans on pursuing a graduate degree in conservation medicine and reproductive physiology.