PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine will graduate 64 new Doctors of Veterinary Medicine at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 9, in the Compton Union Building ballroom.
“This is an outstanding graduating class,” said Professor Ken Meyers, acting dean of the veterinary college. “We are very proud of their accomplishments and are certain they will go out into the world and enjoy great success while doing a lot of good.”
More than 70 percent of the 38 women and 26 men scheduled to graduate have accepted job offers. Each year, about 50 percent of WSU’s veterinary graduates find work in Washington. Currently, there are about 2,200 veterinarians working in the state.
The WSU veterinary college was founded in 1899, making it the fifth oldest in the United States. First housed in a $60 shed, the program now resides in the nation’s newest and best equipped Veterinary Teaching Hospital. WSU is home to one of only 27 veterinary colleges in the United States. Currently, 343 students are enrolled in the professional degree program that is known as the Washington, Oregon, Idaho Regional Program in Veterinary Medical Education.
The public is welcome to attend Saturday’s commencement ceremony.