Student Success: Lida Gehlen
Lida Gehlen (’19 DVM), a third year veterinary student at Washington State University, is interested in both small and exotic animal medicine. Originally from California, Lida’s passion for animal science began she started raising backyard chickens. She went on to get her bachelor’s of animal biology and master’s of avian science degrees before applying to the WSU veterinary program. As a WSU veterinary student, she serves as her class president, is involved in multiple clubs, and is a Purina student representative. When she graduates in 2019, Lida plans to work as an associate veterinarian in a practice with a particular interest in oncology. In her spare time, she enjoys going to Zumba, paddle boarding, playing ultimate Frisbee and relaxing with her hedgehog Watson.