Winter 2021 Issue

1: Number of Veterinary Colleges in Washington State

121: 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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$23 million or 24% of college spending went to student instruction.

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

116 Undergraduate Degrees 30 Graduate Degrees
56% women 44% men 70% women 30% men
31 Microbiology 6 Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology
36 Biochemistry 8 Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience
28 Genetics and Cell Biology 7 Veterinary Clinical Sciences
21 Neuroscience 1 Allen School
8 School of Molecular Biosciences
14 Doctoral degrees 16 Master’s degrees

127 DVM Degrees Awarded in 2020 135 DVM Students Admitted in 2019 (Class of 2023)
83% women 17% men 77% women 23% men
$118,2306 median debt for the 2020 DVM class

Compared to other veterinary colleges, WSU has the 2nd lowest DVM graduate median debt. | The national average is $181,246

92 Pullman, 32 Logan, Utah, 11 Bozeman, Montana, in the Washington–Idaho–Montana–Utah Regional Program, or WIMU

$194,198* estimated total cost of a four-year education for resident veterinary students in class of 2023. 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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$43.8 million research spending.  More than half on infectious disease research.

$29.4 million in research revenue.

Ranked in research funding among 32 veterinary colleges by Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges. 3rd in U.S. Department of Agricultural funding. 4th in National Science Foundation funding.

100% of researchers were impacted by the pandemic.  Although research slowed for the early months of the pandemic, our researchers continued to conduct essential, high-quality research.


More than $700,000 in commercialization revenue.   The College of Veterinary Medicine ranked 2nd among all WSU colleges.  The majority of the revenue comes from canine genetic testing.


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218 dogs and 37 cats received cancer care using radiation therapy at the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

More than  $104,393 awarded from the WSU Good Samaritan Program helped 168 animals in need.

116 dogs, 39 cats, 4 horses, 2 rats, 2 bearded dragons, 2 Guinea pigs, 2 birds, and 1 snake.


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You Made the Difference

As we’ve heard so many times, this year was unprecedented.  While we still had many generous donations from our friends and supporters, for the first time that any of us can remember, we struggled.  We also postponed celebrating our benefactors and laureates, but we hope to do so this upcoming year.

While these have been very challenging times, your support has made a difference. For our students and faculty who found themselves teaching and taking online classes, and for our researchers whose research paused those last months of the fiscal year, knowing that you are behind all the good work we do means everything.

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

1533 donors. $8.7 million raised.

Immediately usable funds: $3.5 million. New pledges: more than $208,000.  Revocable commitments (bequests): $2.1 million.

584 WSU alumni gave 25% of immediately usable funds

949 friends of the college gave 35% of immediately usable funds

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 $1.7 million raised for student scholarships and fellowships.

362 DVM scholarships awarded totaling more than $793,000

247 or roughly half of all DVM students received a scholarship