DVM students in class and hospital
Become a Veterinarian

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Vet student with dog

Washington State University has a more than 125-year history

of being one of the best veterinary medical programs in the country. Our students receive exceptional training with renowned faculty and facilities, an innovative education, and an unmatched network of academic support.

Our veterinary students gain hands-on experience in all four years with real-world, case-based exercises and in the Pacific Northwest’s leading veterinary referral hospital. Distinguished faculty bring science and medical expertise to our curriculum, and students have exceptional learning opportunities to pursue their veterinary medicine interests.

The clinicians and professors at WSU have been incredibly helpful in preparing me for my career. From first through fourth year they have encouraged and helped me get hands-on learning opportunities, pushed me to use my knowledge base to piece together difficult cases, and made me feel comfortable and supported while working in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Brittni Huffman (‘24 DVM)

Regional program in veterinary medicine

with Montana State University and University of Idaho

  • Montana and Idaho residents pay in-state tuition
  • Montana residents begin their veterinary education in their home state studying with leading faculty
  • All students earn their DVM degree from WSU
  • Beginning with the 24-25 application cycle, Utah is no longer participating in the WSU Regional Program in Veterinary Medicine. Utah residents are welcome to apply and will be considered in our nonresident applicant pool.

I gained a wide array of technical and surgical skills from my third-year large animal surgery course, the population theriogenology elective, and my preceptorship at Sagehills Veterinary Services in Othello, WA – I am graduating very confident and ready to provide a range of services.

Randa Boler (‘24 DVM)

Counseling & Wellness

Your health and wellness is important to us.

We offer free, confidential counseling to professional veterinary students, graduate students, and veterinary residents and interns.

Tuition and financial resources

We know financial planning is important. Learn about available financial resources and estimated annual costs of attendance.

Get your WSU College of Veterinary Medicine gear!

SAVMA store


Sweatshirts, scrubs, tees, hats, water bottles, license plate frames, and more at the Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) Bookstore.*

Also see our Pumpkin the Cow Collection.*

*Not a WSU store or affiliated store

DVM student stories

Meet the Class of 2024: Grace Majors

Grace Majors is headed 20 miles from her hometown of Bancroft, Idaho, to work at a mixed animal general practice in Soda Springs, located in Idaho’s southeastern corner after she graduates from WSU.

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.

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