Meet the Class of 2024: Olivia Truitt

Olivia Truitt is drawn to dairy medicine, but like many of her peers, she’s not entirely sure what veterinary track she will take.

No matter what she decides, she will have an entire community to lean on. 

“WSU has helped show me the power of having colleagues over competitors,” Olivia said. “I know that is something WSU prides itself in encouraging community, and I have found an amazing community of friends and mentors here.”

From Edgewood, New Mexico, Olivia is a Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) student and will return to New Mexico for three years after earning her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. 

When that time comes, she said her husband, Haydon, will deserve some credit.

“He is going to be one of the biggest reasons I make it through fourth-year, from making dinner for me when I get home at midnight to playing the NAVLE board game with me even when most of it makes no sense, and dealing with the critters I will inevitably bring home,” Olivia said.

Olivia’s critter count right now is two: a 2-year-old cat named Flynn and Teal, 6-year-old Chihuahua-Corgi mix that has changed many people’s opinions about small dogs.

Fun Fact: Olivia loves to read and thrift. Even to this day, her favorite book series is “Harry Potter.”