Maya Boyle

Maya standing outside the Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Class: 2026
Residency: Alaska
What campus did you start the DVM program at: Pullman
Undergrad: University of Arizona
Ambassador: 2023-2024

What are your main areas of interest in the field of veterinary medicine?

  • Wildlife/exotics
  • Mixed animal
  • Soft tissue surgery
  • Research

Please list any clubs/organizations you are currently involved with:

  • Dental Club
Maya standing with a cow named Punkin.

What I wish I knew before vet school:

One of the things I wish I knew before coming to vet school was how many opportunities are available. Whether it’s job opportunities at the VTH, clubs, fitness classes, or meeting new people, there will always be chances and opportunities, so don’t feel like you have to do everything all at once!

To maintain school/life balance I:

Having an identity outside of class is very important to me, so to maintain this I took up a job both in the VTH and outside of WSU altogether. In addition, I enrolled in one of the fitness classes offered by UREC to force me to get out of my house and exercise. I also adopted my first dog to dedicate an exorbitant amount of time to and take advantage of the vet school pet perks.

The hands-on experience here is:

There is no shortage of hands-on experience here in almost every field! The clinicians and faculty are always willing to teach you a new skill and share their knowledge with you. In addition, the clinical skills lab has unlimited opportunities to improve every hands-on skill you need in a clinic.