A team of students talks with an actor playing the role of a new cat owner who has brought her pet in for care due to medical concerns during the first day of Diagnostic Challenge, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022 at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University in Pullman. The program gives second-year veterinary students the chance to practice proper client communication techniques as they diagnose patients and work with volunteer clients in a simulated setting, much like what they will experience one day in their own practice. (College of Veterinary Medicine/Ted S. Warren)
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At the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine, we are committed to the success of our academic programs and supporting our faculty and graduate students who teach them.  We offer excellence in learning through innovative undergraduate, graduate, and professional veterinary medical education programs.  

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  • Biochemistry
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  • Immunology and infectious diseases
  • Integrative physiology
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  • Neuroscience
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