Meet the Class of 2023: Jordan Cretors

Jordan holding two very young puppies in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Jordan Cretors is a Scottsdale, Arizona, native, and when she graduates from #WSUVetMed four weeks from today, she’s headed home to complete the emergency care mentorship program at VCA McCormick Ranch, a small animal practice specializing in general practice and emergency care.

SCUBA-certified since she was 10 years old, Jordan’s love for the ocean inspired a passion for marine animals. In fact, on her first underwater dive, she saw a stingray migration in Costa Rica.

“I originally wanted to pursue marine biology research,” she said. “I realized in college my passion was for caring for companion animals more than laboratory research. I love taking care of animals, knowing that I can build relationships with people and their pets and act as a resource to my community.”

Jordan said one of her favorite veterinary experiences was working with marine mammals at SeaWorld San Diego. 

“I wanted to experience working with the animals that had inspired me to pursue veterinary medicine, and I realized I wanted to be around them more than I wanted to be their doctor. It helped me choose my career in small animal practice, but I will never forget my chance to work with them,” Jordan said.

Jordan received degrees in business administration and biology in 2018 at Baylor University before enrolling at WSU for veterinary school. Her favorite place around Pullman is the walking trail behind her house which has incredible sunset views of the Palouse.

Jordan has two pets: Whiskey, her “pandemic puppy,” a 3-year-old female American bully/Australian cattle dog mix; and Commander, her 13-year-old chocolate Labrador.