The WIMU Perspective Newsletter

March 2015
March 2015

Registration open for DVM@WSU!

DVM@WSU really helped reiterate that WSU is where I want to attend veterinary school and helped my mom feel the same way. Everyone was so helpful, supportive and encouraging!”

Discover Veterinary Medicine @ WSU

Join us in Pullman, Washington on Saturday, April 25, 2015 for an incredible in-depth look at the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine and the WIMU Regional Program! Our annual Discover Veterinary Medicine @ WSU event offers undergraduate students, graduate students, and pre-veterinary advisors the opportunity to experience our program first-hand. Explore our classes and extracurricular opportunities, take a tour of our Veterinary Teaching Hospital, get an inside look on the admissions process, and hear from our current veterinary students why WSU really is the best in the West!

Email us at for more information. Registration is now open. Reserve your spot today at this once a year event!

On the Case: Bovine Experience

Anna Odash (’17 DVM from Washington)

Through cooperation with University of Idaho and the Caine Veterinary Teaching Center veterinary students gain hands on experience participating in the Northwest Bovine Veterinary Experience Program (NW-BVEP). This program is designed to expose veterinary students to the Northwest's large scale cattle facilities and management (Year 1) and then to mentoring by practicing food animal veterinarians (Year 2). Each participant will spend six weeks during the summer working on a dairy farm or local food animal veterinary practice.

Anna Odash (’17 DVM from Washington) describes her experience firsthand: “I’m halfway through my second year of veterinary training at WSU, and the extracurricular opportunities I've already participated in have been amazing!

The best experience by far was the NW-BVEP, a two year program for first and second year students enabling them to immerse themselves in the dairy or feedlot worlds. I was fortunate enough to gain experience in both areas due to my location. I spent 6 weeks at a large feed yard in southern Idaho participating in every aspect of beef production including the cow-calf sector prior to entering the yard, all aspects of large scale commercial beef production within the yard both corporate and on-site, and some very unique opportunities within the local veterinary community. The unique opportunities of this feed yard also allowed me to gain extensive ultrasound and palpation experience in dairy cows. I performed surgeries, treatments, helped with herd health management plans, was able to assist with a pioneering surgery technique only a handful of vets in the nation are performing, and still had time to explore the beautiful country I lived in for those 6 weeks. I had incredible mentors and was able to form connections with exemplary people within the veterinary and cattle industry that will benefit me throughout school and well into my career. My confidence both as a student and a future agricultural veterinarian skyrocketed and further solidified my passion for being an advocate for the agricultural industry as a whole. There is no greater feeling than waking up every morning getting to do what you love!

Get Connected with WSU College of Veterinary Medicine

Get Connected with WSU College of Veterinary MedicineLauren Nichols and Jessica Zimmerman, class of 2016.

Whether you find us on the road in your area, schedule a SKYPE presentation, attend our events, visit our campus, or any combination of the above, we encourage you to connect with our program. Throughout your time as an undergraduate and applicant it is very important to meet with an admissions representative and get to know our program and the admissions process. Visits to our campus give you a chance to see and feel what it is like as a student and the opportunities available at WSU.

In the spring our recruiter, Stacey Poler, will be visiting campuses throughout Washington. If you are in the area, please
contact us for details on her travel plans. You can also follow our recruiting schedule on our webpage and Facebook. We welcome visitors Monday – Friday with some exceptions. It is best if you schedule your visit at least a week in advance. Here is what a few visitors have to say about connecting with our recruiter and their time at WSU:

“Thank you so much for coming to SPU and telling me about WSU, then planning this great trip for me! I really appreciate the time and effort you put into me and this experience. I hope to see you around WSU next year if I am accepted!”


Washington Recruiting

Open House




MAY 13
VMCAS Application Cycle Opens

MAY 20
WSU/WIMU Application Cycle Opens


Attention, prospective applicants to the WIMU Regional Program in veterinary medicine:

Stacey Poler(WIMU Recruiter) will be conducting recruitment travel this Spring in Washington! Check out the recruitment schedule below to see if she will be in your area and contact Rebecca Haley for more information! 

Whitman College


Walla Walla University
WSU – Tri-cities


Eastern Washington University


Gonzaga University
Whitworth University

May – TBA

Central Washington University
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle University
University of Washington
Western Washington University

College of Veterinary Medicine

“I loved the personable feel of the school and was impressed with how anxious current students and staff were to offer help and insight, and to make us feel like ‘part of the family’.”

“FABULOUS!! Tour was great. The entire presentation…the enthusiasm of the students and staff—and the student knowledge—and the focus on communication…wonderful that everyone is so willing to show info, be a contact for further questions, and help prospective applicants.”

“Made me feel like I was already a part of the community; boosted my confidence in applying to WSU. The diversity and passion of students and faculty. Very positive experience, would recommend this program to anybody interested in veterinary medicine.”

Jacob Ceniceros

Jacob Ceniceros 

Jacob Ceniceros (’17 DVM), a second year veterinary student at Washington State University, plans on returning to his home state of New Mexico to practice mixed animal medicine after graduating with his DVM in 2017. Although Jacob has always had a passion for veterinary medicine, he originally planned on majoring in education to teach physical education and coach football at the high school level.

Ashley Day

Ashley Day 

Ashley Day (‘17 DVM) is a second year veterinary student at Washington State University with an interest in dermatology, nutrition, and feline medicine. She is originally from Vancouver, Washington and completed her undergraduate degree in biology at Washington State University Vancouver in 2013.

Zach Warmenhoven

Zach Warmenhoven

Zach Warmenhoven (’13 BS ’17 DVM) is a second year veterinary student at Washington State University with an interest in biomedical research. Zach, originally from Kettle Falls, Washington, spent time as both a Persian linguist in the US Air Force and a commercial fishing boat captain in Alaska before deciding to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.  

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, our primary care programs in partnership with the Seattle Humane Society and Idaho Humane Society, 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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