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College of Veterinary Medicine Advance Newsletter

Spring / Summer 2017

WSU’s Behavior Service: Treating the Whole Patient

Ann Patten was inside her home when she heard the ear-piercing sound of a cat howling. She thought one of her cats was in a fight, so she ran out onto the deck. She looked around, and there was Cleo, the newest member of their cat family, all by himself. “It was only Cleo chasing his own tail,” says Patten.

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Vaccinating increases family wealth, girl’s education

A Washington State University-led research team found households in rural Africa that vaccinate their cattle for East Coast fever increased their income and spent the additional money on food and education.

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Fellowship Helps Fund a Love of Pathogens

In a light-filled laboratory, Nick Negretti grows bacteria. “I love pathogens,” says Negretti, who is a graduate student in the WSU School of Molecular Biosciences. “They are so interesting. In each of us, there are more bacterial cells than human cells,” he says. “And while most bacteria are helpful, there are a few that make us sick.”

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From the Office of Development and External Relations

WSU alumnus John Hill’s (’58 B.S., ’60 DVM) legacy after his death is as big as his devotion to medical health research that benefits both animals and people was during his Lynne Haley, Senior Director of Development lifetime.

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Awards and Achievements

A fond farewell to Dr. Kathleen Potter and congratulations to the 2016 Jerry Newbrey Teaching Scholars!

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Message from the dean

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.

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