Humane Society Partnership Fund

Join us to support the shelter medicine program at WSU.

This program provides veterinary students a learning opportunity in community-based, primary care facilities during their final year of the DVM degree program where they can have a positive effect on the health and behavior of shelter animals. The hands-on, practical experience better prepares WSU veterinary students to enter the workforce after graduation.

My experiences at Seattle Humane helped me become a more competent caregiver and surgeon for our animal companions. This rotation reinforced my medical knowledge and clinical skills, allowing considerable hands-on learning opportunities while I was there."  - Krysta Dawson, DVM class 2020

Veterinary students can elect to spend two weeks at either Seattle Humane in Bellevue, Washington, or the Idaho Humane Society in Boise, Idaho, where they gain additional medical and surgical practice-ready skills, and specialty training, such as dentistry, animal behavior, and emergency care.

The college also partners with other regional and local shelters to bring animals to WSU for spaying and neutering. The animals are then returned to the shelters for adoption.

Questions about giving? Contact Lynne Haley or 509-335-5021.

To make a gift by mail:

Please make your check out to “WSUF” (Washington State University Foundation) and indicate the fund name. Send the check to:

College of Veterinary Medicine
Attn: Development Office
PO Box 647010
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-7010

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