Zachary Houghtaling is from Edmonds, Washington, and as unfortunate as it is, the University of Washington graduate would like to tell everyone “Go dawgs.” Zach may bleed a little purple now, but come May he will receive his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine and he will be a Coug forever.
Zach recently accepted a position at VCA Kaneohe Animal Hospital on Oahu, Hawaii. He will miss Pullman, especially listening to jazz with a drink at Rico's Public House in the winter months. Zach enjoys playing sports with his wife Priya, cooking seafood, and riding motorcycles. He and Priya have two 4-year-old girl cats, a Siamese named Bindi, and a domestic long-hair named Shasta. Why does he want to be a veterinarian? Two reasons: “Every day will hold different challenges to tackle and how can you not be happy being surrounded by animals?”
Zach’s wife nominated him for this student spotlight. Do you know a fourth-year veterinary student you would like featured? Message us and we will make it happen. Here's a #GoCougs just for Zach!