Winter 2019 Issue

119: The age of the college.  The WSU College of Veterinary Medicine was established in 1899.  It is the 5th oldest veterinary college in the United States.


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$29 million or 32% of college spending went to student instruction.

Only about one-third of college revenue comes from state appropriations, including tuition.

96 Undergraduate Degrees 31 Graduate Degrees
68% women 32% men 58% women 42% men
32 Microbiology 5 Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology
17 Biochemistry 3 Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience
21 Genetics and Cell Biology 10 Veterinary Clinical Sciences
26 Neuroscience 2 Allen School
11 School of Molecular Biosciences
15 Ph.D. degrees 16 Master’s degrees

131 DVM Degrees Awarded in 2018
133 DVM Students Admitted in 2017
72% women 28% men 71% women 29% men
$111,691 median debt for the 2018 DVM class 93 Pullman, 30 Logan, Utah, 10 Bozeman, Montana, in the Washington–Idaho–Montana–Utah Regional Program, or WIMU

$180,336* estimated total cost of a four-year education for resident veterinary students in class of 2021. Tuition for residents and nonresidents has nearly tripled since 1996 for veterinary students.
*includes resident tuition and fees, books, housing, transportation, and miscellaneous expenses. Actual expenses may vary.


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$24.6 million research spending.  More than half on infectious disease research.

$26.2 million in research revenue.

$500,000 in royalties. 50% from canine genetic testing.

Ranked 3rd in total federal research funding by Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges.

1st in Health and Human Services funding (includes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

1st in U.S. Department of Agricultural funding.

1st in National Science Foundation funding.


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More than 15,000 small animal patient visits  and more than 7,000 large animal patient visits  at the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Small animal patient visits: 67% dogs and 17% cats.

Large animal patient visits: 64% cows and 13% horses.

More than $110,000 awarded from the WSU Good Samaritan Program helped 168 animals in need.

134 dogs, 24 cats, 8 horses, 1 guinea pig and 1 hedgehog.

300 birds of prey treated through the WSU Raptor Rehabilitation Program.


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You Made the Difference

The numbers tell the story of your contribution to the caring of animals, biomedical research to improve the health of people, and saving the lives of children in Kenya and Tanzania.  They also tell the story of students you have helped us to train and go on to graduate school, become veterinarians in private practice, work in public health, or continue with important medical research in academia that helps animals and people.

We are incredibly grateful to our supporters who give to the college in big and small ways. You have made a difference by helping us to improve the health of animals and people at home and around the world.  Thank you for the lasting difference you have made.

2,305 donors. $15.3 million raised.  $4.3 million above our $11 million fundraising goal.

Immediately usable funds: $3.2 million*. New pledges: more than $441,000.  Revocable commitments (bequests): $7.9 million.

*The $3.2 million in immediately usable funds includes a generous $1 million gift from WSU alumnus Paul G. Allen to support the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health.

601 WSU alumni gave 15% of immediately usable funds.

1,485 friends of the college gave 24% of immediately usable funds.

1: $1 million gift.

933: gifts under $100.

Benefactor Honor Roll 2017–18

Benefactors (Lifetime gifts $100,000 – $249,999) Silver Benefactors (Lifetime gifts of $250,000 – $499,999) Laureates (Lifetime gifts of $1,000,000 or more)
Douglas G. Bube American Sheep Industry Association Merck Animal Health
JZ Knight Washington Research Foundation
+Russell H. Mickelsen
David and Kristin Prieur
Vision Pet Imaging

+ deceased

Student Scholarships

You made the difference for our students.  Scholarships help students worry less about money and spend more time thinking about their studies.  Scholarships also give all of our students a tremendous financial advantage when they graduate by relieving them of some of their academic debt.

More than $700,000 raised for student scholarships and fellowships.

301 DVM scholarships awarded totaling more than $731,066 (nearly $100,000 more awarded than in 2016–17).

266 or just over 50% of DVM students received a scholarship.