Members of the DVM class of 2023 enjoying a graduation BBQ. Some people at a table and others standing.
Welcome New DVM Students 

New DVM students

On this page you’ll find important dates and other helpful information to get started during your first year as a veterinary student.  For additional new DVM student information and resources, log in to the college’s internal web.

DVM Orientation Week (mandatory)

August 12-15, 2024

White Coat Ceremony

August 15 | 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. PT

We welcome students to the professional veterinary medical program during the Annual Convocation & White Coat Ceremony. As an incoming veterinary student, you will receive a white coat symbolizing the start of your journey to become a veterinarian. 

Students, their parents, spouse or partner, family, and friends are invited to attend. Doors open at 2 p.m. The ceremony will last approximately 60 minutes.

The event will be live-streamed for those who are unable to attend in person.

Three students studying or doing homework on the grassy lawn in front of Bustad Hall on the WSU campus in the fall.

Student Life

Explore new interests, join a club or student organization, connect with others, and find your community.

Family and graduate student housing

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.

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