Meet the Class of 2024: Grace Majors

Grace Majors, a fourth-year student, holding a small dog in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
Grace Majors, a fourth-year student in Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, poses for a photo on Thursday, April 18, 2024, in Pullman. (College of Veterinary Medicine/Ted S. Warren)

Among many random jobs, Grace Majors has spent time as a honey extractor at a bee farm and helped spawn and raise cutthroat trout at a fish hatchery, but just one week from earning her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, her dream job awaits.

Grace is headed 20 miles from her hometown of Bancroft, Idaho, to work at a mixed animal general practice in Soda Springs, located in Idaho’s southeastern corner. She said she hopes to make an impact on the community and its people through her passion for livestock, working animals, and companions.

“All of the clinicians willing to set up and lead out-of-hospital rotations providing hands-on learning opportunities such as beef cattle management, practice management, and shelter medicine have greatly influenced my confidence in my abilities and have prepared me to become a functioning first-year veterinarian. I owe much of my ability to them. I will be a thoughtful team member, a competent surgeon, and a confident production animal veterinarian because of their dedication to my success,” Grace said.

Grace enjoys riding and training horses for pleasure and trail riding. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, Mike; their spunky 2-year-old son, Wylie; and her three-dog pack, Sage, a 5-year-old Catahoula; Hooligan; a 5-year-old cow-dog mutt; and Tippet, a 9.5-month-old Australian shepherd.