Our Alliance with WSU College of Veterinary Medicine
Meet WSU alumna Kathleen White and Soriah, a 2-month-old tabby kitten. As part of our alliance with WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Kathleen worked alongside Seattle Humane’s veterinarians to perform health checks, spay and neuter surgeries, microchipping and vaccinations on pets like Soriah. Soriah, her five siblings and their mother were among 42 cats and kittens rescued through our Life-Saver Rescue Program from a shelter in Eastern Washington that lacked the resources to care for them — the plight of thousands of pets we save every year. At Seattle Humane, Soriah got the special care she needed and deserved and was adopted into an adoring home of her own.
Working Better Together
Seattle Humane and Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine
are united in improving the lives of animals, and we make powerful partners.
The alliance between our two leading organizations is already having dramatic
results. Vet students are currently doing rotations at Seattle Humane with 75
students expected to cycle through in fiscal year 2014. Many of these students,
after working at Seattle Humane, will make careers out of shelter medicine or
volunteer for their local shelters.
Seattle Humane is a private non-profit generously supported by more than 20,000
donors and 1,900 volunteers each year. Our model is simple: we get animals here,
we get them healthy and happy, and we get them a new home.
WSU is in the top tier of veterinary medicine programs nationwide. The college
graduates 100 students each year, and is a leader in discovering new ways to
improve the lives of both people and animals. Innovative education programs in
professionalism, ethics, leadership and medical communications prepare entry-level
veterinarians who are best able to serve their communities.
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