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.
“If you want to have the best horse, you want the best care,” said Josh Allen, co-owner of JTA Circle Performance Horses LLC. “We go to WSU’s veterinary college because that’s where we know we will get it; that’s why we do everything through WSU.”
Inside his laboratory at Washington State University, Michael Letko is determined to give the world a leg up on the next pandemic.
Jennifer Watts, associate professor in the School of Molecular Biosciences, and her research team discovered that a fatty acid called dihomogamma-linolenic acid, or DGLA, can kill human cancer cells.
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.
For the first time, scientists have created pigs, goats and cattle that can serve as viable “surrogate sires,” male animals that produce sperm carrying only the genetic traits of donor animals.
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.
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.