Meet the Class of 2024: Clint Bradbeer

Fourth-year DVM student Clint Bradbeer holds a dog at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
Clint Bradbeer, a fourth-year veterinary medicine student in Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, poses for a photo after conducting a follow-up exam on a dog during his cardiology rotation, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024, at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Pullman. (College of Veterinary Medicine/Ted S. Warren)

As someone who plans to own a small animal practice and has two young children at home, the business side of WSU’s veterinary curriculum has been empowering for Clint Bradbeer.

“I have really enjoyed the third-year business class and fourth-year business elective,” Clint said. “I feel that these opportunities really opened my eyes to what small practices go through daily. The rotation allowed us to see what a small animal clinic does to be successful.”

Clint and his wife, Sarah, are both Idaho natives and plan to move back to the Boise area after Clint earns his veterinary degree. He’s currently considering offers.

In addition to spending time with Sarah; his 1.5-year-old daughter, Hallie, “the sweetest little girl who loves to give random hugs;” and his 4-year-old “rambunctious” son, Brigham, Clint enjoys doing pretty much anything outside: visiting parks, swimming, paddle boarding, hiking, playing basketball, etc.

Lately, he’s been listening to audiobooks.

“I am just finishing the Harry Potter series on audio, although I will say I have read all of them at least 3-4 times. If you haven’t listened to it before, you’ve got to, Jim Dale does a fabulous job reading it,” Clint said.

Clint said his favorite part of being a veterinarian is interacting with his clients.

“I really enjoy the client education that happens in the exam room and making a plan with the owners to help their pet,” he said.