Anila Tynan

Anila outside the Teaching Hospital.

Class: 2025
Residency: Arizona
At what campus did you start the program? Pullman
Undergrad: University of Virginia
Ambassador: 2023-2024, 2022-2023

What are your main areas of interest in the field of veterinary medicine?

  • Zoo medicine
  • Exotics
  • Small animal specialty practice

Alina holding a large snake in the Exotics area of the Teaching Hospital.

Please list any clubs/organizations you are currently involved with:

  • Zoo, Exotics, and Wildlife Club
  • Wildlife Disease Association
  • Aquatics Club
  • Small Ruminant Club

What do you think makes our program special or unique?

Even as an incoming student, you are able to walk right into the teaching hospital and shadow any department that interests you. The experiences you could gain that way are endless!

What are your best tips for incoming students:

Be kind and friendly with everyone. You’re in professional school now so these are your future colleagues (and you will be working with each and every one of your classmates til you graduate). Don’t buy books (unless you really like books), don’t limit the opportunities you take on in first year just because you think you will be busy! Throw a bunch of stuff at the wall and see what sticks.

Club opportunities are:

Abundant, wildly diverse, and overall phenomenal.