Meet the Class of 2024: Carolyn Fisher

Carolyn Fisher, right, a fourth-year veterinary medicine student, looks at imaging results for Dash, a dog famous for his Instagram account, on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2023, at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in Pullman. (College of Veterinary Medicine/Ted S. Warren)

The life-long learning that comes with being a veterinarian is a motivator, but ultimately, Carolyn Fisher pursued veterinary medicine to preserve the human-animal bond by improving the well-being of animals and helping people.

“From the moment a client walks through the door of the veterinary hospital with a pet, we have a shared goal: to relieve and prevent any suffering that their animal may be experiencing. My favorite cases are often scenarios where the owners and I can collaborate and make decisions that are in the best interest of their pet and their family,” Carolyn said.

Carolyn’s time at WSU allowed her to explore her intersecting interests in research and public health through the Paul G. Allen School for Global Health. She completed a summer research fellowship in 2021 through WSU’s Field Disease Investigation Unit, and she recently submitted a manuscript to a peer-reviewed journal covering antimicrobial stewardship research in which she collaborated with WSU researcher Dr. Sylvia Omulo.

Carolyn was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, and plans to return to work at a small animal general practice and is currently considering offers. Her primary interests include soft tissue surgery and preventative medicine.

She will miss Moscow Mountain, but she may miss the first-year anatomy lab most of all.

“During COVID, anatomy lab was one of the few times that I could interact with my classmates, and I met some of my closest friends during lab,” she said. “We still tell stories about our antics during our numerous Saturday study sessions.”