WSU College of Veterinary Medicine Community Outreach

Dog in Car

Healthy People + Healthy Pets

Twice a year, we partner with the WSU College of Nursing to offer the Healthy People + Healthy Pets clinic in Spokane. Primary veterinary care is offered by DVM students under the supervision of Dr. Raelynn Farnsworth alongside services from nursing students and faculty. The goal of this partnership is to offer veterinary and medical care to people who are low-income or facing homelessness in the Spokane region. Clinics are typically held in February and November.

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Doney Coe Pet Clinic

Another option for DVM students while on the shelter medicine rotation in Seattle, is to participate in the Doney Coe Pet Clinic. This clinic is offered twice a month and provides veterinary care for people with low-income or experiencing homelessness. DVM students partner with local volunteer veterinarians to provide basic primary care to clients.

Kitten with firefighter

Cat in Vet Clinic

Pet Project

In partnership with Seattle Humane, DVM students offer care for people living with HIV/AIDS or cancer through the Pet Project. This opportunity is also available for students while on the shelter medicine rotation in Seattle. Students offer basic veterinary care for clients twice per month at the shelter.


To learn more about any of these outreach opportunities, contact Christie Cotterill at (206) 219-2402 or by email.

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