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Jackie was born in Scarborough, Ontario and was raised in Washington, Utah, and Toronto. She graduated high school in Toronto, and then moved to Bellingham, Washington where she attended Whatcom Community College. After receiving her associates, she continued to work at Costco Wholesale before returning to school at 22 to follow her dream of becoming a veterinarian. She moved to Pullman to work towards a bachelor’s in Zoology at Washington State University. Jackie was accepted to WSU Veterinary school in 2022, and continues to gain experience within the veterinary field. In her free time, Jackie enjoys attending music festivals, creating artwork, hiking, and spending time with her fiancé Derek, cat Sir Pounce, and energetic puppy, Shadow.
Miriam was raised in Corvallis MT where she grew up on a cattle ranch. She moved to Pullman WA in 2015 to attend college. She graduated from WSU with a bachelor’s degree in animal science and then was accepted to the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated with her DVM degree in May 2022. She intends to complete her general boards exam which is one of the final steps before she can be a practicing veterinarian. In her free time, she enjoys going to the Snake River with friends, playing tennis and volleyball, and volunteering at her church.
Kendra grew up in Genesee, Idaho with her two older brothers and various household pets. In highschool she enjoyed running long distance in track and field, and playing flute in the pep band. She's currently a sophomore at WSU studying neuroscience and psychology (but that's subject to change). In her free time she enjoys hanging out with her elderly dog Amelia and her cat Leroy. Kendra is the daughter of Dr. Durham, and though she swore she was never interested in veterinary work, she seems to like working here.
Dawson grew up in Genesee Idaho, with his two siblings. He graduated from Genesee High School to go on to his freshman year at Blue Mountain Community College pursuing a computer science degree. After one year he transferred to University of Idaho and changed his major to animal science where he is going into his junior year. He plans to graduate from the University of Idaho and aspires to become a vet in the future. He is one of the sons of Dr. Durham. In his free time, he likes to play basketball and play fetch with Betty (the Rottweiler with a tennis ball addiction).
Derek was raised in Spokane WA, and later moved to Federal Way WA where he graduated from Decatur High School. Derek served 6 years in the US Army before moving from Bellingham WA to Pullman WA with his fiancé Jackie to pursue her dream of become a veterinarian. Spending the last 5 years in Pullman some of you may recognize Derek from Les Schwab Tires. New to Vet Med Derek will be working towards becoming a licensed veterinary technician as well as pursuing a degree in business management. With hopes to one day run a clinic and work side by side with his soon to be wife and future DVM Jackie, Derek will learn from one of the best around from his now mentor Dr. Roxanna Durham. In his free time you can usually find Derek at one of the local golf courses, or hanging out with his doggo Shadow.
Jordan was raised in Spokane, WA with one sibling. She graduated from East Valley High School to go on to her freshman year of college at the University of Idaho. There she was pursuing a degree in pre-vet and business of vet science. After one year she transferred to working towards becoming a licensed vet tech with hopes to one day travel for missions and do tech work. In her free time she enjoys snowboarding, swimming, camping, volunteering at scout camps & her church.
Miranda was raised in Port Orchard, WA where she grew up on her family’s farm. In high school
she was part of the varsity team for all 4 years in marching band, water polo, and swim team. She then attended WSU where she was part of the Cougar Marching Band and worked at the Knott Dairy Center while completing her bachelor’s degree in animal science with an emphasis in pre-veterinary med/science. With this degree Miranda plans on applying to vet school soon and studying both large and small animals. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her 3 cats and 2 dogs, along with going home every once and a while to spend time with the animals on her family’s farm.
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