Student Success: Emily Munday
Emily Munday (DVM ’20) is in her third year of veterinary school at Washington State University and is pursuing a career in aquatic veterinary medicine. Originally from Butte, Montana, Emily studied marine biology at Boston University and earned her master’s in environmental science from Washington State University. She became interested in aquatic veterinary medicine when she had the opportunity to collaborate with a clinical fish veterinarian and a veterinary pathologist while conducting her master’s thesis research on fish health in the ornamental aquarium trade.
At WSU, Emily founded and serves as President of the Aquatic Veterinary Medicine Club, and participates in the Wildlife Disease Association, Pathology Club, ZEW Club, and Broad Spectrum VOICE Club activities. Emily was the recipient of the American Association of Fish Veterinarians 2017 Student Scholarship, completed the Aqua Vet I course, and is always seeking opportunities to build her knowledge and experiences in fish veterinary medicine. When she graduates in 2020, Emily hopes to work in aquaculture or with fish hatcheries. Her black lab mutt River, golden retriever Vito, 3-legged tabby Legolas, and partner Vinnie support Emily in her educational pursuits and keep her happy and busy outside of vet school. Emily enjoys anything outdoors, especially cross-country skiing with River, Vinnie, and her family in Montana.