Meet the Class of 2023: Caitlin Juneau

When the real-world challenges arrive in her veterinary career and she finds herself stuck, Catie Juneau knows she can lean her colleagues from #WSUVetMed. 

“The way that we are taught and especially who we are taught by are the best avenues in which WSU has prepared me,” Catie said. “A lot of our professors and house officers are incredible clinicians and it is a privilege to learn from them. WSU really centers around community and honestly one of my favorite parts of veterinary medicine is the people that I have met. The real world is going to have its own challenges, but I hope to always remember that my colleagues will always be a resource to me as we face these struggles.”

Catie is one of 10 pre-admitted students in the #Classof2023 who earned their undergrad degree in just three years. Now in her final year of veterinary school, Catie is on track to earn her #DVM this spring after just shy of seven years in Pullman. That doesn’t include the five months she spent in Madrid wrapping up her Spanish minor before veterinary school began.

It’s been a long time coming, as Catie has dreamt of becoming a veterinarian since the third grade, beating out the other careers she loved – firefighting and architecture.

If you’re in need in western Washington, Catie is planning to return home and is starting her job search. She is looking for a small animal general practice.

She said she will miss her hotspots: Bruised Books, Mailina’s Pizzeria, and the Moscow Farmers Market. She will be happy to be home and enjoy walks with her mother and the family dog, Patsy Cline.