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School of Languages, Cultures, and Race College of Arts and Sciences

Spanish for Veterinarians

Program description


Spanish for veterinary professionals at WSU is a collaborative response to the increasing need for specialized Spanish training to meet the needs of the growing Hispanic population in the State of Washington and throughout the U.S. Equally important, language proficiency expands the opportunities for WSU veterinarian students to fully engage in global animal health throughout their careers.

The goal of this program is to provide future veterinarians with proficiency in the Spanish language. Veterinary medical students begin with a practical introduction to the language, and continue on through the series, ending with a capstone activity that will provide them with an opportunity to put their newly-acquired language skills to work in a live animal health environment.

The School of Languages, Cultures, and Race has a web-based course system allowing a hybrid teaching environment – the course is taught both in the classroom and online. This gives students the benefits of both face-to-face and online learning.

Using these methods, students interact with their instructor and classmates in person, and when online, via web discussion forums and chat sessions. The online course platform also provides audio files for students to hear the correct pronunciation of vocabulary, and provide high-quality interactive study activities.

This program is ideal for veterinary medicine students and working professionals to gain a basic level of proficiency in the Spanish language. The School of Languages, Cultures and Race, the College of Veterinary Medicine, and the Paul G. Allen School for Global Health invite you to come and see what we can do for you!


For More Information on this Initiative, please contact:

Sonia López-López

Spanish-VetMed Instructor
Thompson Hall 124G

Caitlin Estalilla
CVM Academic Coordinator
Bustad Hall 110A