June 2020 DVM student spotlights

Patrick Krinke

Patrick hugging a young black Labrador retriever in an exam room.

Currently entering his third year at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Patrick (’22 DVM) has found his passions in small animal nutrition and canine behavior. Born and raised in Meridian, ID as an only child of two working parents, Patrick found an outlet of socialization and friendship with the Siberian Huskies his family rescued from local adoption organizations. The relationships he cultivated with his canines would become the driving force behind his fervor for veterinary medicine. He went on to become a Vandal at the University of Idaho, majoring in both animal science and general biology before applying to veterinary school. After achieving admittance to WSU’s program, Patrick found a community that has cultivated his outgoing and energetic personality.

He currently holds a variety of leadership positions and jobs across the College of Veterinary Medicine. You can find him planning events for his peers as class social chair, selling apparel and school swag as the assistant manager of the CVM book store, coordinating and leading Canine Club, Veterinary Nutrition Club, and Integrative Veterinary Medicine in the positions of President & President-elect, promoting product and company awareness of Nestle Purina as their student representative, and finally helping local animals in Pullman working part time in intensive care in the veterinary teaching hospital. When he isn’t busy getting involved in school related activities, Patrick enjoys nearly any form of physical exercise, listening and rapping to Hip Hop, playing the newest videogame, or spending time with his dog Dexter. After earning his DVM in May 2022, Patrick either intends to enter small animal general practice or pursue further professional training in an internship program precluding a residency in veterinary nutrition.

Joselyn Rouge

Joselyn wearing her white coat.

Joselyn, a third year veterinary student in the WIMU Regional Program at Washington State University, is interested in small and exotic animal medicine. She grew up in Idaho and Washington state, and began to show her love of animals after being certified as a Marine Mammal Naturalist at the age of 12. Joselyn also has a love for art and design, which led her to receive her bachelor’s degree in fashion design. After living abroad and a career change, she decided she needed more of a challenge, so she went back to school for a couple years before applying to the WIMU program.

As a WSU veterinary student, she serves as her class President, a member of the Curriculum Committee, and participates in multiple student clubs. She is also developing a research project to complete the summer of 2020. When she graduates in 2022, Joselyn plans to work at a companion animal clinic. In her spare time she enjoys travel, outdoor sports, raising chickens, and spending time with her dog and cat, Cella and Namibia.

Miriam Solinksy

Miriam in light blue scrubs with her name embroidered on them.

Miriam (’22 DVM) is a third-year veterinary student in the WIMU Regional Program at Washington State University and is interested in mixed animal practice. She grew up in Tucson, Arizona, and is that same little girl who always wanted to be a vet (though it was her FFA advisor who inspired her passion for food production animals). She earned her bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Arizona in 2018 and then accepted a place at the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine as a WICHE sponsored student.

Miriam currently works at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital Pharmacy, where she has gotten to know the clinicians and 4th year students on a personal level. Additionally, she serves as an officer for the Veterinary Business Management Association (VBMA), Veterinary Law & Ethics Club, and the Human Animal Bond club, and is involved in her class council.

After graduation, Miriam plans to return to Arizona and become a practice owner. She has a passion for life and looks forward to bringing her personality into her practice and relationship with clients. In her free time, she loves to bake all of the desserts, reading anything Jane Austen, cuddle her kitties (Minnie and Aslan), and will never turn down adventures involving cattle.