The WSU College of Veterinary Medicine founded was 1899 and is the fifth-oldest veterinary college in the United States. The college is a leader in veterinary and biomedical research and education.  In addition to the professional veterinary medical degree, we offer pre-health undergraduate degrees in biochemistry, genetics and cell biology, microbiology, and neuroscience and graduate degrees in immunology & infectious disease, integrative physiology, veterinary clinical and translational sciences, molecular biosciences, and neuroscience. 

Dori outside the College in October 2023.

As dean, I recognize how uniquely positioned we are as a college to address some of our communities’ most pressing problems—from our local community to our global community.  Our strengths in innovative education, biomedical research, animal medical care, diagnostic testing, and global health are just a few of the things that make us so exceptional here at WSU.

Dr. Dori Borjesson, dean of the college

College leadership

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The college has seven main facilities totaling more than 1.5 million square feet on the WSU Pullman campus and throughout the university system. Located in the Palouse region in southeastern Washington, the college’s open-concept and state-of-the-art laboratories are equipped with the latest technology to train students in neuroscience and the molecular biosciences, as well as those earning their Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and other graduate degrees. In addition, the college houses one of the state’s only biosafety level 3 laboratories.


The WSU College of Veterinary Medicine was founded in 1899 beginning with a single $60 shed. It is the fifth-oldest veterinary college in the United States and sixth oldest among the veterinary colleges in the U.S. and Canada.

June morning Kamiak butte

Tours & Visits

Pullman is located in the Palouse region of the Inland Northwest, homelands of the Nimíipuu (Nez Perce) Tribe and Palus people. The Palouse has one of the most beautiful and unique landscapes in the world. Rolling hills and wide-open skies give the region its distinctive appeal.

Residents enjoy outdoor activities and the benefits of small town living with the cultural richness of bigger city life.