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College of Veterinary Medicine Advance Newsletter

Tanner Estate Gives $475,000 to WSU’s Pet Memorial Program

The Pet Memorial Program has been a favorite of mine since arriving at the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine over 20 years ago. The program is a way to offer meaningful comfort to those who have lost an animal companion or for those who want to make a lasting memorial of their own. » More ...

Message from the Dean: The Future is Bright

It feels great to be here at WSU as the new dean of the college. Our hallways that normally buzz with “Cougar Spirit” are strangely quiet. But what is unwavering and truly inspirational is the dedication with which our leadership team, faculty, staff, and students work to move our programs forward and create a great educational experience. » More ...

WSU research behind potential game-changing Alzheimer’s drug

Dr. Kawas and Harding are looking at as slide in a lab
It was 1991 and Joe Harding, professor in the Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience department, was researching potential new options for relieving high blood pressure. But if the anomalies showing up in his lab tests meant what he thought they might, he and his research partner, fellow WSU scientist Jay Wright, were on the brink of a different breakthrough. » More ...

No more pennies for this lucky duck

Veterinary technician holding the duck
For ducks, pennies don’t bring much luck -- a one-cent coin could actually cost them their life. That was the case for Wazzu, an Indian Runner duck who showed up at Washington State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital this spring struggling to walk, losing weight fast, and feeling ill. » More ...

Message from the Dean: Final weeks as interim dean

Portrait of Bob Mealey
Summer is upon us, and here I am writing my last Advance column as interim dean. The days are long, the weather is beautiful, and our Class of 2020 graduated in May despite all the challenges presented by COVID-19. Our faculty have really stepped up to deliver our curriculum in creative and effective ways in the absence of face-to-face instruction, and our students have shown incredible resiliency. Our Class of 2021 senior students are now in their clinical rotations after a bit of a delay, and we are actively working on a hybrid approach to deliver our undergraduate, graduate and first through third year veterinary curricula in the fall using a mix of face-to-face and online instruction. » More ...