The WIMU Perspective Newsletter

March 2016

Registration open for DVM@WSU!


Join us in Pullman, Washington on Saturday, April 2, 2016 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!

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

On The Case: Sugar

Marcia Hill Gossard '99, '04

On the Case: Sugar

Photo with permission by WT Bruce

Jillian Connolly sits astride Sugar, a chestnut colored American Quarter Horse with a blond mane and tail and a white patch stretching down the length of her nose. Connolly quickly scans the barrel racing track and they are off for what she describes as the most thrilling 17 seconds. She and her 1000-pound athlete partner round the first of three barrels before she feels a giant lurch propelling them toward the next barrel. They make a clover leaf pattern around the barrels before they sprint to the finish line. READ MORE

Connecting with our Prospective Students

Connecting with our Prospective Students

It’s been a few weeks now since the halls of our WIMU campuses in Bozeman, Logan, and Pullman were abuzz with the excitement and jitters of interviewing applicants. It never ceases to amaze us how many of our applicants are so nervous before their interviews and then come out beaming. Our admissions committee and staff are so privileged to share our program with each and every interview candidate who takes the time and resources to travel to our campuses. The WIMU Regional Program prides itself on being a family, and every interviewee is a guest of our family.

Now that the halls have quieted a bit and interview decisions have been sent out, we want to continue to keep that family feel alive for our applicants – regardless of interview decision. Stacey Poler, WIMU Recruiter, will be traveling to several schools in the state of Washington this spring, and then she and Dr. Talcott, Director of Admissions, will be traveling to several out-of-state schools in the fall. Stacey and Dr. Talcott would love to connect with you during their travels, so please keep an eye on our
Facebook page and website for their travel dates and destinations. We also welcome applicants to call or email us at 509-335-5107 or with questions about our program or even to schedule a visit. Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our WIMU interviews this year; it was truly an honor, and we wish you all the best.




CVM Open House

AAVMC Acceptance Deadline


MAY 11
VMCAS Application Opens

MAY 18
WSU/WIMU Supplemental Application Opens

Spring Recruitment Travel

Stacey Poler (WIMU Recruiter) will be conducting recruitment travel at the following schools this spring! See our Facebook page and website for specific dates as they become available. Contact the Office of Admissions with questions at

Central Washington University
Eastern Washington University
Gonzaga University
Pacific Lutheran University
Seattle Pacific University
The Evergreen State College
University of Puget Sound
University of Washington
Walla Walla University
Western Washington University
Whitman College
Whitworth University
WSU Tri-Cities
WSU Vancouver

College of Veterinary Medicine
Student success

Dusty Anderson

Dusty Anderson

Dusty Anderson (’17 DVM) is a third year veterinary student at Washington State University interested in equine surgery. He grew up in a small town in southeastern New Mexico, and has been on the back of a horse since he was four years old.

Jessica Scherr

Jessica Scherr  

Washington State University second year veterinary student Jessica Scherr (’18 DVM) has wanted to be a veterinarian as long as she can remember. Originally from Great Falls, Montana, where she grew up running around her family’s veterinary clinic...

Kevin Gavin

Kevin Gavin

Kevin Gavin (’15 BS, ’18 DVM) is a second year veterinary student at Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine with an interest in food animal medicine. He grew up in North Bend, Washington, and began working on a 350-cow dairy...

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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