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College of Veterinary Medicine Advance Newsletter

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 ...

Message From the Dean: Bryan Slinker Named Interim Provost, Bob Mealey Named Interim Dean

Portrait of Bob Mealey
In our last Advance Newsletter, Dean Bryan Slinker opened with the phrase “change is afoot.” He discussed his upcoming retirement and reflected on all the positive changes and accomplishments over the last 11 years under his outstanding leadership. Well, change is still afoot. Bryan’s plans changed on September 30 when President Schulz asked him to step in as WSU’s interim provost. » More ...

Message from the Dean: Looking ahead in 2019

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As we begin 2019, I remain ever thankful for the efforts of our college’s faculty and staff, supported by our many friends and stakeholders. We seek to lead the way in the Drive to 25, President Schulz’s goal to position WSU as a top 25 research university by 2030. This is a daunting task, and, although we may not fully achieve this vision, we will be vastly improved from aspiring to do so. » More ...

Message from the Dean: Allen School turns 10

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Just last year we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health. What an achievement to have built this program. With superb support from donors, the WSU administration and many in the college during very difficult budget times, it went from an idea to a maturing academic program that is making good on its promise and aspirations. » More ...

Message from the Dean: Thanks to our supporters

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Thanks to our many supporters—that’s you—our team completed another very successful year, raising more than $13.4 million in private funding. All of us in the college thank you from the bottom of our hearts because your gifts have taken on ever-increasing importance as we reach for our goals in a challenging budget climate. Challenging? » More ...

Message from the Dean: Companion animal care

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At the college, our highly-specialized care for companion animals in areas such as oncology, cardiology, or ophthalmology means we can provide an incredible team approach to the most complicated and difficult medical and surgical cases. We are rightly very proud of this. We are just as proud to offer specialized care more routinely. » More ...