Student Success: Garrett Ryerson
Garrett Ryerson (’20 DVM) is a second year veterinary student who looks forward to practicing mixed animal medicine. Originally from Helena, MT, he attended his first year of veterinary school at Montana State University through the WIMU Regional Program before joining the rest of his class in Pullman. He has always been passionate about science and animals in particular, majoring in biology and minoring in anthrozoology during undergraduate school at Carroll College. Later, when applying to veterinary schools he knew that the WIMU Regional Program was suited to his needs after spending time at the campus in Bozeman. From the small class sizes, to the outstanding faculty it was a sure fit! As a WSU veterinary student he has become very involved and serves as a class representative for the Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) and the secretary of the WSU Pathology club, a position which allowed him to attend the national pathology conference this fall in Vancouver, BC. Since transitioning to Pullman, he has developed a major interest in the business aspect of veterinary medicine and is an officer on the executive board for the Veterinary Business Management Association. When he graduates in 2020, Garrett plans to work in a mixed animal practice and eventually venture into practice ownership. In his spare time, he enjoys backpacking, trail running and generally spending as much time in the outdoors as possible!