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Dean’s message September 2022

Sometimes academia can be rough. We have real challenges with staffing shortages, equipment needs, and turnover without the ability to be fully nimble in our responses.

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Dean’s message August 2022

Fall is in the air. It is true. I try to hide that fact from my husband, but the small herds of students moving around a now vibrant campus, after the quiet days of summer, tell the whole story. At the College of Veterinary Medicine, we welcomed 137 new veterinary students, 143 new undergraduate students, […]

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Guidelines for residency certification

Residency Information  All prospective students applying to our program, regardless of residency status, apply to Washington State University.  Applicants must declare their current state of residency on the VMCAS application and WSU/WIMU supplemental application. By identifying yourself as a Washington resident, Idaho resident, Montana resident, Utah resident, a resident of a WICHE state (Arizona, Hawaii, […]

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Dean’s message July 2022

I just returned from a whirlwind trip to Philadelphia to attend some parts of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) meeting. I am always reminded of the amazing differences between East Coast and West Coast cities—architecture, history, food. I am grateful for the very real diversity of our country. It is a constant reminder of […]

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Additional academic criteria guidelines

The admissions committee views a solid and broad undergraduate experience to be crucial preparation for successful completion of the veterinary curriculum. When evaluating an applicant, the committee considers both academic and non-academic qualities. When evaluating an applicant’s academic qualities, the committee members ask themselves: How likely is it that the applicant will be able to […]

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Guidelines for listing your experience on the VMCAS application

The admissions committee views a solid and broad undergraduate experience to be crucial preparation for successful completion of the veterinary curriculum. When evaluating an applicant, the committee considers both academic and non-academic qualities. The committee members ask themselves whether applicants possess the qualities of a successful veterinarian and have a holistic understanding of the profession. […]

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Preparing for your veterinary school interview

If you are among the top candidates from the regional program states of Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Utah for admission to the DVM program at Washington State University, you will be contacted for an interview. (Non-resident applicants, including certified applicants from WICHE states, are not interviewed.) The interview is a very important step in the […]

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Dean’s message June 2022

Summer is finally here. The days are long, wow! Early morning light creeps in at 4 a.m., which I love, but it does awaken the quail that sit on rooftops throughout our neighborhood and “kaa” to, evidently, announce their availability to the lovely female quail. We seem to have a number of bachelors near us. […]

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Dean’s message May 2022

I am just beginning to learn the “seasons of academic life” here at WSU. It turns out, May is all about transition. There is an intense lead up to the grand finale of graduation where students and their loved ones wander in small herds all about the campus and faculty and staff are inundated with […]

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Frequently asked questions about elk hoof disease

What is elk hoof disease? Elk hoof disease is a debilitating disease that causes sores on the feet of elk, in addition to deformed, overgrown, broken, or sloughed hooves. Affected elk are often observed limping or holding up a foot. Sporadic cases of the disease may have occurred in southwestern Washington earlier but the number of […]

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