Student Success: Katelyn Littleton
Katelyn Littleton (’20 DVM), a second year veterinary student at WSU originally from New Mexico, is interested in large animal medicine with a focus in equine general practice. She began riding horses with her mom at a young age, and her passion for all things equine continued through high school and college during which she competed competitively. At the same time, Katelyn was developing a love for the sciences thanks to her fantastic high school teachers. It wasn’t until completing her undergraduate degree in animal science at Texas Tech University that Katelyn also discovered the importance of veterinary medicine in the agriculture industry, and she hopes that she can incorporate this into her future practice as well.
As a WSU veterinary student, Katelyn is involved in leadership as the Class of 2020 secretary and as the WSU American Association of Equine Practitioners fundraising chair. Additionally, Katelyn is a member of the Theriogenology and Agricultural Animal clubs. She has spent the last two summers pursuing an education in equine medicine at Mobile Veterinary Practice, an equine hospital in Amarillo, Texas. Katelyn’s fiancé Corey, who she met during undergraduate school, works in Amarillo, and she enjoys the opportunity to visit him during breaks from school. Together, Katelyn and Corey have two horses, Scout and Odie, two dogs who are in Washington with Katelyn, Cleo and Josie, and one cat named Mattie. In her spare time, Katelyn enjoys CrossFit, and she knows that being able to take a break from school is essential to her success as a student.