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College of Veterinary Medicine Advance Newsletter

Winter 2015

Exceptional Veterinarians, Exceptional Leaders

For Jessica Scherr of Great Falls, Montana, choosing WSU for veterinary school was easy. The daughter of a veterinarian, Scherr had grown up with veterinary medicine all her life.

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From the Office of Development and External Relations

I first met David Bielski (’70 Comm.) in 2002 at a WSU Alumni Association Board meeting. He mentioned to me that he’d been to the college several times to talk about pet loss and his company, Petland Cemetery in Aberdeen, Washington. The business was started in 1973 by three partners—one was David’s father and another was Cougar alumnus Glenn Hilliard (’54 DVM).

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Your Gifts in Action

Sometimes it takes many bends in the road to get where you are going. For Nick Snider (’14 DVM), he managed a coffee stand, he and his wife, Jennifer, worked as camp counselors, and he went back to school planning to become a biology teacher.

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Message from the Dean

Growth and opportunity. Moving into 2015 we find ourselves in a time where we are steadily hiring many new faculty members. Over the last three years, we have averaged nearly one a month across the college. And what an exciting time this is.

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Annual Report 2013-2014

Today, only about one-third of college revenue comes from state appropriations, including tuition. The remainder comes from sources such as grants, services, and philanthropic giving.

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