Established in 1899, today’s WSU College of Veterinary Medicine is accredited by 4 accrediting agencies and widely recognized as a leader in veterinary medical education.
- Class sizes that promote individualized learning
- Extensive research opportunities including summer research programs and continued DVM/graduate studies
- Off-site experiences including Humane Society rotations, the Northwest Bovine Veterinary Experience Program, and Preceptor Clinics throughout the Northwest
- Scholarships. Over 90% of students in our program receive scholarships
- The clinical and professional skills to be practice ready at the time of graduation
At the Washington State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH), we are devoted to providing the most comprehensive and advanced veterinary care and services available. The VTH is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and diagnostic services, allowing us to handle any situation, ranging from primary health care to those requiring intensive, 24-hour-a-day specialized care. DVM students are encouraged to spend time in the hospital throughout all 4 years of study.
Highly Skilled Medical Faculty
WSU faculty are some of the best n the country, and WSU was the first vet school in the world to launch a Teaching Academy to support and develop excellence in teaching veterinary medicine. Our first priority is to offer students the best education with highly skilled and dedicated instructors.
Exceptional Programs, State-of-the-Art-Facilities
Students have access to everything from our full-service Veterinary Teaching Hospital to state-of-the-art diagnostic, anatomy, and research labs, museums, and our accredited Clinical Simulation Center.
Outstanding Student Support and Opportunities
Students gain hands-on experience early in the program. Courses in client communication, surgery skills, and business skills, along with diagnostic challenges, give our students the tools they need to succeed.
We have a traditional curriculum focusing on basic science training, clinical medicine and integration, and hands-on clinical training across a wide range of species. Because of the quality and experience of the faculty and the clinical resources available, students are well-rounded and practice-ready at the time of graduation.
The Clinical Simulation Center offers exceptional hands-on surgical training to veterinary students using a peer-based teaching approach. Students have the opportunity to use simulation tools from basic suturing to models that give an accurate feel of actual exam or surgical procedures.
We provide personalized attention to student success while offering the same opportunities for professional growth and the development of clinical, leadership, and interpersonal skills.
Canada Student Loans Program
WSU is authorized by the Canadian Ministry of Education to provide financial aid for Canadian DVM students. These options include:
- Federal Student Aid Program
- Provincial Student Aid Program
- Lines of Credit
The CSLP offers up to 52 weeks annually in interest-subsidized loans, grants, and repayment assistance to full-time and part-time post-secondary education students who maintain satisfactory academic progress as determined by the individual province. You must reapply for a Canada Student Loan every school year. WSU’s school code is MWKO.
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