The WIMU Perspective Newsletter


Scholarship Winners: Anne Hutton and Kelsey Stoner

American Quaerter Horse Foundation Scholarship Winners

Kelsey Stoner (’18 DVM) has recently been named the 2017 recipient of the $45,000 Margaret A. Haines Telephony Scholarship by the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA).

Anne Hutton (’18 DVM) has recently been named one of the 2017 recipients of the $75,000 Coyote Rock Ranch Scholarship from the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP).


An MRI Helps Solve a Dog’s Medical Mystery

Story by Marcia Hill Gossard ’99, ’04 | Photos by Lauren Grabelle

Sugar standing in a field of snow

Shortly after returning from a business trip in the fall of 2015, Lauren Grabelle found her dog, “Sugar,” dragging herself across the floor. Her hind limbs were lifeless. Lauren became alarmed.

A few months earlier, she had noticed Sugar, an athletic and high energy Weimaraner, had been acting strangely. She would dip her head in her food bowl, but then lift it back up to eat. Kibble dropped all over the floor. Sugar, who would normally have gobbled up any fallen food, wouldn’t lower her head to eat it.


Application Cycle 2017-2018

There are only a few days remaining for those hoping to enter veterinary school in fall 2018 to wrap up their applications. Full application instructions can be found on our application procedure page. As you work on the finishing touches, here are a few key things to remember:

Please be sure to review our academic and non-cognitive admissions criteria. These criteria tell you how the Admissions Committee for our program will be evaluating your application.

Please remember that all applicants are evaluated on all experience categories. Applicants are encouraged to include experience in all applicable areas.

Applicants from the states of Idaho, Montana, Utah, and WICHE states are required to certify as residents of their states in order to be considered in those applicant pools. Residency certification information can be found on our residency page. Applicants who do not certify will be considered in the nonresident applicant pool.

The deadline for VMCAS and GRE submission is this Friday, September 15th. The WSU/WIMU supplemental application deadline is Friday, September 29nd at 11:59pm Eastern Time. All applicants should be notified of their application status by mid-December at the latest. Interview schedules can be found on our important dates page.


VMCAS Application Closes
GRE Scores Due (School code: 4984)

WSU/WIMU Supplemental Application Closes

Attention, Prospective Applicants:

Stacey Poler(Recruiter) and Dr. Patricia Talcott(Director of Admissions) will be conducting recruitment travel this fall! Check out the recruitment schedule below to see if admissions representatives will be in your area and contact the Office of Admissions for more information at

September 20: University of Wyoming

October 2: University of Montana and Montana Tech

October 3: UM Western and Carroll College

October 4: Montana State University

October 5: Rocky Mountain College

October 6: University of Great Falls

October 18: Boise State University

October 19: Idaho State University and BYU Idaho

October 30: Utah State University

October 31: Weber State University and University of Utah

November 1: Utah Valley University and Brigham Young University

November 2: Southern Utah University and Dixie State University

November 3: University of Nevada, Las Vegas

College of Veterinary Medicine

Elena Combs with Horse

Elena Combs

Elena Combs (’19 DVM) is a third year veterinary student at Washington State University with a passion for large animal medicine. Originally from Missoula, Montana, Elena’s interest in veterinary medicine began with a love of science and her first horse Maybelle.

Chase Staker

Chase Staker

Chase Staker (’19 DVM) is a veterinary student at Washington State University with a special interest in large animal medicine. Currently, Chase is in his third year in the veterinary program. Growing up on his family ranch in Idaho, Chase developed an interest and passion for agriculture...

Jalise Zumstein and her dogs

Jalise Zumstein

Jalise Zumstein (’19 DVM), a third-year veterinary student, has always wanted to pursue a career in small animal emergency and critical care. Originally from Washington State, Jalise took two years off after completing her undergraduate degree in biology...

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