Meet the Class of 2023: Dane Schwartz

Dane sitting outside the Veterinary Teaching Hospital with Tater on his lap.

Dane Schwartz enjoys science, medicine, and agriculture, so he felt veterinary medicine would be a good mix of all three.

Dane, now a fourth-year DVM student, completed his undergraduate degree at WSU Pullman in Animal Sciences before applying to #WSUVetMed.

“WSU has given me the tools and training to become a successful veterinarian through the classwork and discussions with faculty,” he said. “I have been able to meet and be taught by some of the best veterinarians in the field.” 

And win or lose on Saturdays, he thoroughly enjoys die-hard fans at WSU Cougar football games.

Dane is looking to work at a rural mixed animal practice. He’s interested in theriogenology and would like to focus on offering comparative theriogenology services.

In addition to the support network at #WSUVetMed, Dane has his 6-year-old English bulldog, Tater, to keep him company. Back home in Chelan, Washington, Bear, a 15-year-old chocolate lab; Gary, a 10-year-old domestic shorthair cat; and Lucky, a 16-year-old domestic shorthair cat, are waiting for him to get his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

Fun Fact: Dane has a twin brother named Ty who is younger than him by 20 minutes.