Meet the Class of 2023: Josie Wray

DVM student Josie Wray poses with two puppies in the teaching hospital.

Extremely involved in the Basque community in Boise and coming from Basque heritage, it’s only right we feature Josie Wray this week in honor of the Day of the Basque Country coming up on Tuesday, October 25. 

The day commemorates the anniversary of the Basque community’s autonomous status from northern Spain where most Basque reside.

“The Basque Block in downtown Boise is where I spend the vast majority of my time while I’m home. I have been doing traditional Basque dancing since I was 4 years old, and I still continue with the Oinkari Basque Dancers today when I am in Boise. I also play the Basque accordion, called a trikitixa.”

Come May, Josie may be headed right back to her hometown of Boise to work at Hendricks Veterinary Hospital, a small animal general practice. Referred to by some of her classmates as a “Wray of sunshine,” she is eager to foster the human-animal bond.

“I believe that I can best accomplish that by being a general practice veterinarian and promoting high-quality preventative medicine to help my patients live long, happy, healthy lives,” she said. “I also love cultivating relationships with clients and patients because I want to be the person that people trust to care for their furry family members from their first vaccines all the way through their senior pet years.”

Josie said the collaborative and supportive nature at #WSUVetMed is what initially drew her to WSU’s veterinary program.

“It has been an invaluable part of my time here,” she said. “My favorite thing to do is really just to hang out with my wonderful friends that I’ve met in vet school.”