The WIMU Perspective Newsletter

March 2014

Discover what Veterinary Medicine could hold for you at DVM@WSU!

Considering a career in veterinary medicine?  Then join us for
Discover Veterinary Medicine @ WSU on Friday, April 11!  At this fun and informative event, you will hear about what the Washington-Idaho-Montana-Utah (WIMU) Regional Program in Veterinary Medicine has to offer.  Whether you are an undergraduate student, graduate student, or pre-veterinary advisor, DVM@WSU will provide an in-depth look at the WIMU admissions process, facilities, and the many opportunities available for students.  Meet our faculty and participate in a Q&A panel with current DVM students.  You will learn how the WIMU Regional Program continues to lead the way in research, hands-on experience, professional skill, and veterinary excellence.  Questions?  Email us at  for more information.  REGISTRATION is now open.  Reserve your spot today at this once a year event!

On The Case: McGee's Story

Born with a cleft palate, “McGee,” a collie puppy, came to WSU to receive life-saving surgery. Because three out of four collie’s have a genetic mutation (MDR1) that can cause a fatal drug reaction, McGee’s owner was doubly thankful to be at WSU where Dr. Katrina Mealy first discovered this mutation. McGee tested positive for the mutation and, knowing this, his treatment was safely customized to his drug sensitivities.On The Case: Mcgee's Story


Meet Student Services Recruiter: Stacey Poler

We are so pleased to welcome Stacey Poler who joined the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine team in December! She comes to us from the mathematics department at the University of Idaho, where she worked for seven years advising graduate and undergraduate students. After receiving a bachelor of science in biology and zoology from the University of Idaho in 2001, Stacey worked in a microbiology research lab for several years. Although she found the science intellectually invigorating, she found more joy in working with students in the lab. The position as our student services recruiter seemed like a natural fit.

New Recruiter, Stacey, with Gamera


Offer Letters Distributed

February 15
FASFA Priority Deadline

April 11
DVM@WSU | Pullman, WA

April 12
Open House | Pullman, WA

April 15
Deadline to Accept Offers for Class of 2018

2014-2015 Application Cycle Opens!

Scholarship Application for Incoming Students Due

Jenny Trice

Jenny Trice is a third year veterinary student from a small rural town in western Montana.  Jenny calls Montana home but has had the opportunity to live abroad for 8 years, including Indonesia and Malaysia.   READ MORE

Beth Racher

Beth Racher (’13 BS ’16 DVM) is currently a second year veterinary student at Washington State University focusing on mixed animal practice with an interest in holistic medicine, particularly acupuncture. READ MORE

Melissa Steinmetz

Melissa Steinmetz is a third year veterinary student at Washington State University with an interest in global animal health and mixed animal practice.  READ MORE

Visit us!WSU CVM welcomes visitors anytime. Come see our state-of-the-art facility and visit with our faculty and students. WSU provides interactive case opportunities all four years, including our Veterinary Teaching Hospital, our satellite clinics in Spokane, WA and Caldwell, ID, and our affiliate preceptor clinics scattered throughout the Northwest. Your hands-on experience begins on day one with caseloads that provide extensive experience in all areas of interest including small animal, food animal, equine, and exotics. Don’t wait, come be a part of our community!

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