Jillian Connolly sits astride Sugar, a chestnut colored American Quarter Horse with a blond mane and tail and a white patch stretching down the length of her nose. Connolly quickly scans the barrel racing track and they are off for what she describes as the most thrilling 17 seconds.
When my career path led me to fundraising over 16 years ago, I knew I couldn’t ask anyone to support something I didn’t also support myself. I felt it would be disingenuous. And I am lucky to work with others who feel the same way.
Congratulations to our WSVMA award winners!
Matt Sammons (’16 DVM) thought he would be working in a lab collecting bacteria samples during his summer research trip to Kisumu, Kenya. Sammons, a Global Animal Health Professional Certificate student in the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health, works with Dr. Douglas Call to learn how bacteria shared between human and animals might be related to malnutrition in children under five years of age.
Rabies is never far from our minds here in your College of Veterinary Medicine. Aside from the occasional bat or other critter in the news, as we heard about here in Washington State this year when a cat was found infected with a strain of bat rabies, most people in the United States pay little heed to rabies. And with good reason.
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.