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College of Veterinary Medicine Advance Newsletter

From the Office of Development and Alumni Relations

On a sunny July afternoon this past summer, 38 golfers in Colfax, Washington, raised money for WSU neuroscience student scholarships and honored the memory of Peter A. Zornes (’03 B.S. neuroscience). Over the last 10 years, the Peter A. Zornes Memorial Golf Tournament has raised thousands of dollars and helped 11 neuroscience students pursue their dreams to become doctors, veterinarians, and medical researchers. The endowment, now valued at over $66,000, provides financial support to neuroscience students each year. » More ...

From the Office of Development and External Relations

As you read in this issue, researchers in the WSU Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health are doing exciting research to help ensure that no one dies from canine rabies. This important work that will save thousands of lives each year could not be done without the generous support from donors like WSU alumni Don and Dori Ferrel. For more than two decades, Don (’69 BS Physics) and Dori (’69 BA Education) have been committed to improving the health of animals and people through their donations to Washington State University. » More ...

Awards and Achievements

Tom Besser has been selected as the Rocky Crate D.V.M. and Wild Sheep Foundation Endowed Chair in Wild Sheep Disease Research. After serving a combined total of 79 years with the college and teaching approximately 4,000 veterinary and graduate students, Charles Leathers and Bill Foreyt in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology retired on January 31, 2016. » More ...

From the Office of Development and Alumni Relations

Smudge and Melissa
In March we proudly launched a new and improved Pet Memorial Program website so it would be even easier to express sympathy and compassion to grieving pet owners by memorializing a pet and submitting a story. Over the last 20 years, tens of thousands of beloved animals have been memorialized by donations made in their names from pet owners, family members, friends, and veterinarians. » More ...