When the places where people live have adequate sanitation and clean water, and the animals people raise for food are free from disease, people are not only healthier, but they also have improved life chances through higher income, better education, and overall well-being. That is One Health.
Spring / Summer 2018
On a January winter day, the College of Veterinary Medicine teamed with the WSU College of Nursing to help homeless and low-income people and their pets at the WSU Veterinary Specialty Teaching Clinic in Spokane.
We congratulate our alumni Steven Weisbroth (’64 DVM) and John Middleton (’93 DVM) who each received the 2017 Distinguished Veterinary Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research. They were honored on April 14, 2018, during a reception and dinner in Pullman.
Stretched out in front of the fireplace at their home in Edmonds, Washington, are “Wallis” and “Cole,” Tamara Morse’s recently adopted cats. “I have a soft spot for orange striped tabbies,” she says.
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.