Vintage video from the College of Veterinary Medicine

Celebrating 125 Years

Join us this year as we celebrate the college’s history, accomplishments, and future. 
1 veterinary college in Washington state

2 students in the first graduating class of 1902
5th oldest veterinary college in the country

125 years of the College of Veterinary Medicine

When we were founded in 1899, we started with a simple, single shed and a mission to train the finest veterinarians in the world. In the years since, the college – and its impact — has grown exponentially as we work toward creating a healthier world for both animals and people. 

Our legacy is not just in the nearly 7,000 veterinarians we’ve graduated who serve communities from Washington to the far reaches of the globe, but also in the numerous students and scientists we’ve trained who now are leaders in education, human and animal sciences, health, and medicine.

The college is also now home to ground-breaking research – the scope of which is felt all over the planet – and to one of the nation’s top animal disease diagnostic laboratories.

If you are alumni, faculty, staff, a student, or friend of the college, then it’s your celebration, too.

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125 years of excellence and counting!

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Our college through the years

Since its founding in 1899, the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine has contributed to significant advancements in veterinary medicine and standards in animal care. By preserving animal health our veterinarians and researchers contribute not only to healthy animals, but healthier people, and a healthier planet.

For more videos celebrating our college’s our 125th anniversary, visit our YouTube playlist.