Winter 2020 Issue

120: 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 29% of college spending went to student instruction.

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

100 Undergraduate Degrees 37 Graduate Degrees
59% women 41% men 70% women 30% men
27 Microbiology 8 Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology
36 Biochemistry 5 Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience
9 Genetics and Cell Biology 9 Veterinary Clinical Sciences
28 Neuroscience 1 Allen School
18 School of Molecular Biosciences
24 Doctoral degrees 13 Master’s degrees

128 DVM Degrees Awarded in 2019 133 DVM Students Admitted in 2018
77% women 23% men 76% women 24% men
$118,796 median debt for the 2019 DVM class

Compared to other veterinary colleges, WSU has the 2nd lowest DVM graduate median debt. | The national average is $173,451

92 Pullman, 30 Logan, Utah, 10 Bozeman, Montana, in the Washington–Idaho–Montana–Utah Regional Program, or WIMU

$186,667* estimated total cost of a four-year education for resident veterinary students in class of 2022. 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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$29.2 million research spending.  More than half on infectious disease research.

$30.7 million in research revenue.


More than $760,000 in commercialization revenue.   The College of Veterinary Medicine ranked 2nd among all WSU colleges.  The majority of the revenue comes from canine genetic testing.

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

1st in  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funding.

2nd in National Science Foundation funding.

3rd in U.S. Department of Agricultural funding.


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300 dogs and 40 cats received cancer care using radiation therapy at the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

More than $58,000 awarded from the WSU Good Samaritan Program helped 91 animals in need.

62 dogs, 22 cats, 2 horses, 2 rats, 1 iguana, 1 rabbit and 1 hedgehog.


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You Made the Difference

The numbers tell your story. How you helped save the lives of animals or supported research that will improve the lives of people around the world. They also tell the story of students you helped to go on to graduate school, become veterinarians in private practice, work in public health, or continue with important medical research as faculty.

We are incredibly grateful to our supporters who give to the college in big and small ways.

1,948 donors. $19.1 million raised.  $2.1 million above our $17 million fundraising goal.

Immediately usable funds: $8.3 million*. New pledges: more than $41,000.  Revocable commitments (bequests): $17.3 million.

630 WSU alumni gave 50% of immediately usable funds.

1,125 friends of the college gave 25% of immediately usable funds.

3: $1+ million gift.

680: gifts under $100.

Benefactor Honor Roll 2019

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)
Sonny Blanco and Janet Beardsley-Blanco Jimmy and Patty Barrier Jim and Lisa King
Mary Kay (Christiansen) Fowler William C. and +Elizabeth Davis +Bernadine and +James Seabrandt
+Cinda Rae Newby +Susan Leigh Goebel
Ronald and Sheila Pera +Wayne K. Larson
Gary and Diane Price

+ 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 $4,000,000 raised for student scholarships and fellowships.

372 DVM scholarships awarded totaling more than $850,000 (nearly $120,000 more awarded than in 2017–18).

275 or roughly half of DVM students received a scholarship.