Meet the Class of 2023: Savannah Norton

Savannah in the Veterinary Hospital with a Rottweiler mix.

Since as early as first grade, Savannah Norton’s mother has kept her daughter’s class projects that document her goal to be a veterinarian. 

“When I was younger, I had a golden retriever named Rusty that went through cancer treatment,” Savannah said. “The doctor that we worked with was so compassionate and made sure my whole family understood and was comfortable with what was happening, so I decided that I want to have that kind of impact on families’ lives.”

She is now just one clinical year away from following through on that lifelong childhood goal. Savannah recently accepted a job with Veterinary Emergency Group in its Early Entry Track program.

With small animal emergency medicine in mind, Savannah said #WSUVetMed’s Simulation-Based Education, various procedure labs, and other hands-on experiences were some of her favorite parts of the #WSU #DVM curriculum.

Ice cream after an exam at the @WSU Creamery, Ferdinand’s, is another highlight from her time at WSU. Savannah has actually lived in Pullman since 2016. She completed her undergraduate degree in animal sciences in 2019 and graduated Magna Cum Laude among her peers before applying for veterinary school.

Savannah is the first student ambassador at WSU to organize presentations and a networking night with Veterinary Emergency Group, a group dedicated to streamlining and revolutionizing veterinary emergency care. She is also a student ambassador for @VetPrep, which is designed to help veterinary students at WSU prepare for the NAVLE exam. Her trip to Disney World this May following graduation is already booked!