Student Success: Katherine Sussman
Katherine Sussman (‘21 DVM), a second year veterinary student at Washington State University, is interested in mixed animal practice. Katherine grew up in Idaho Falls, ID, where her interest in veterinary medicine began in an anatomy class in high school. She received her bachelor’s degrees in Animal and Veterinary Science and Biological Sciences from the University of Idaho before attending veterinary school at WSU. Katherine was initially interested only in small animal medicine, but while she was completing her undergraduate degree, she gained an appreciation for production animal medicine. Currently, she is equally passionate about small and large animal medicine, and is determined to practice in both areas of interest. As a veterinary student, she serves as WSU’s delegate to the Student American Veterinary Medical Association and the president-elect for WSU’s Emergency and Critical Care club. She took the Summer Agricultural Animal Medicine elective rotation at the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital after her first year, and is an active member of the Veterinary Business Management Association. When she graduates in 2021, Katherine plans to work at a mixed animal practice in the western states, and hopes to eventually return to practice in her home state of Idaho. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and camping with her yellow lab, Taffy, and spending time with her family.