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For nearly two decades the three‑semester Veterinary Teaching Hospital Undergraduate Internship has provided pre‑vet undergraduates a glimpse into veterinary general and specialty services for small, large, and exotic animals.
McKenna Spencer is majoring in neuroscience and will graduate this spring. She hopes to get into medical school after she wraps up her undergraduate studies. She has gained experience working in Dr. Ryan McLaughlin’s Lab in the Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience department investigating the influence of sex hormones on cannabis-seeking behavior.
Only a handful of years ago Matteya Proctor was wrapping up her high school studies in her hometown of Deary, Idaho, where she was one of just 10 seniors in the class of 2020. Now at WSU, she is pursuing a double degree in neuroscience and psychology while gaining invaluable experience assisting in groundbreaking research projects on the brain, aging, and sleep.
Medical school is in the plans for Sydney Swatzell when she graduates from WSU this spring. The Spokane, Washington, native and West Valley High School graduate is currently pursuing a degree in neuroscience and specializing in pre-medicine.
Raised in an Air Force family, Audrey Almeria has spent her life traveling and living all over the world, and she even graduated high school in Misawa, Japan. But she has found a home at Washington State University, where she is double majoring in psychology and neuroscience and will graduate this coming spring. When she leaves Pullman, Audrey hopes to attend medical school and pursue family medicine.
As a fan of mystery and true crime, neuroscience student Tori Wallingford says in another life she could see herself being a forensic pathologist. But after the Bellevue, Washington, native graduates this December, Tori hopes to get into veterinary school and eventually become a small animal general practitioner or an animal ophthalmologist.