The WIMU Perspective Newsletter


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Register Now for DVM@WSU


Join us in Pullman, Washington on Saturday, March 23rd 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. Hear about our classes and extracurricular offerings, take a tour of our Veterinary Teaching Hospital, get an inside look at the admissions process, and hear from our current veterinary students about the opportunities that set our program apart!Registration closes Monday, March 11, 2019. Register now!


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

Eight Lives Left for Linus the Tabby Cat


By Scott Jackson, Daily News staff writer
When Holly Freifeld brought her cat, Linus, to Washington State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital, he had three tumors on the lining of his brain and it was uncertain whether he could be saved.

Read the rest of the article about Linus.



A painted horse helps students learn anatomy


by Marcia Hill Gossard ’99, ’04 Ph.D. | Photo by Henry Moore Jr.

A life-sized painted fiberglass horse will now help WSU undergraduate and veterinary students learn anatomy thanks to a generous donor.
Read the story about the painted horse


March 23, 2019

April 13, 2019
Open House

April 15, 2019
National AAVMC Acceptance Deadline for offered applicants

Mid May
VMCAS Application Opens
WSU/WIMU Supplemental Application Opens

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

Stacey Poler (WIMU Recruiter) and Dr. Patricia Talcott (Director of Admissions) will be conducting recruitment travel in Washington this spring! Specific dates will be posted on our website when available. Please contact us with any questions.

College of Veterinary Medicine

McKenna Thompson

Madeline Nehls

Madeline Nehls (’21 DVM), a second-year veterinary student at Washington State University, is interested in small animal medicine. Madeline grew up in Gallatin Gateway, Montana where her interest in veterinary medicine began after shadowing a small animal veterinarian in high school.



Zach Houghtaling

Zach Houghtaling (’21 DVM), a second year veterinary student at Washington State University is interested in small animal and aquatic medicine. Born in Oregon, Zach was raised just north of Seattle in Edmonds, Washington. Growing up raising cats, dogs, and bunnies, along with finding a passion for science in high school, veterinary medicine was his perfect career choice.



Natalie Hurst

Natalie Hurst (’21 DVM) a second year veterinary student at Washington State University is interested in pathology and infectious disease research. Natalie grew up on a small cattle ranch in Central Washington and become interested in the field of veterinary medicine while working with local ranchers and veterinarians.


Visit us!

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 locations in Spokane, WA and southern Idaho, our primary care programs in partnership with the Seattle Humane Society and Idaho Humane Society, and our affiliate preceptor locations 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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