Student Success: Nathan Cherzan
Nathan Cherzan (’20 DVM) is a third year veterinary student at Washington State University interested in small animal medicine. He decided to become a veterinarian when he discovered his interest in medicine and his passion for animals at a young age. He continued his interest through his undergraduate education at WSU where he received a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and Animal Science. As a WSU veterinary student he is involved in several different capacities. Nathan is the Class of 2020 president, and a WSU CVM research fellow who studies the interaction between plague and its flea vector. He is also the vice president for the Veterinary Business Management Association (VBMA) in which he helps organize the Business Certification Program that WSU VBMA offers. This program affords students the opportunity to learn about the business side of veterinary medicine during their education as well as gives them the tools necessary to manage personal finances and student debt after graduation. When Nathan graduates in 2020, he plans on working for a small animal practice to refine his medical skills before looking to purchase a practice later on in his career. When he is not working, he enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.