Meet the Class of 2024: Aiyana Groner

Aiyana Grover with a black and white spaniel in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Aiyana Groner fell in love with the Palouse during her seven years at WSU Pullman, and come graduation May 4, she won’t be going far at all.

“My favorite thing about living here is the people from all different walks of life, experiences, and interests all living here together,” Aiyana said. “Meeting a new person is always an adventure!”

Aiyana has accepted a position at a small animal practice in Riverview Animal Clinic in Clarkston, Washington, where she will join an experienced staff and many other WSU graduates.

“I want to help people be the best pet owners they can be, educate them on how to keep their pets healthy, and treat their pets when they’re ill. I have a passion for client education and outreach, and love speaking with clients about how they can better their pet’s lives as well as their own,” she said.

From Middleton, Idaho, Aiyana is one of less than a dozen pre-admits from the WSU Honors College selected into the WSU Doctor of Veterinary Medicine curriculum. The accelerated pre-admit program allows aspiring veterinarians like Aiyana to attain her undergraduate and DVM degrees in just seven years.

In addition to her 18-month-old son, Micah, and her husband, Vincent, Aiyana has three dogs, Doo, a 4-year-old Jack Russell mix; Eric, a 2-year-old chihuahua/Frenchie mix; and Katrina, a 5-year old black lab and former guide dog she helped train; in addition to a 6-year-old tortoiseshell cat named Phoebe.

Fun Fact: Aiyana enjoys reading, creative writing, sewing, crocheting, and embroidering.