DVM Student
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree
Become a Veterinarian
Educating tomorrow’s veterinarians for more than a century

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Washington State University has a more than 100-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 curriculum, and an unmatched network of academic support.

Admission requirements

Prerequisites, evaluation criteria for candidates, how to submit a competitive application, and frequently asked questions.

Apply to our program

Required materials, application process and timeline, residency certification, information for transfer students.

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Students gain hands-on experience in all four years with real-world, case-based exercises and by working in the leading veterinary referral hospital in the Pacific Northwest. Students also study with renowned faculty who provide an innovative education and an unmatched network of academic support.

Distinguished faculty bring science and medical expertise to our curriculum, and students have exceptional learning opportunities to pursue their veterinary medicine interests.

Our positive learning environment, personalized attention to student success, and emphasis on collaboration provide an academically rich and friendly atmosphere where you really get to know your professors and your classmates.

The DVM program invests heavily in developing business and communication skills, which enables students to become a more competitive professional in their future career. All in all, WSU has been a great place to study, work, and play.

Min “Maddie” Liu (’21 DVM) from Oregon. Read Liu’s story in Washington State Magazine.

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.

For your lifelong career, the Diagnostic Challenge helps you work one-on-one with a client and break down cases with colleagues to make a diagnosis in a comfortable learning environment; it’s an opportunity to build the everyday skills we use in veterinary medicine.

Lauren Frary, 4th-year student

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.

Visit and explore

Arial of campus

Experience our academically rich and welcoming community.

Tour the veterinary hospital, sign up for an admissions meeting, or schedule a campus visit.

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.