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College of Veterinary Medicine Advance Newsletter

Nicolas Paulson Receives the First Class of 1961 Professionalism Award

Dr. Willson is holding the certificate and he and Nicholas Paulson are shaking hands.
The WSU Veterinary Class of 1961 presented a $1,000 scholarship at their 50th class reunion to Nicholas Paulson (’12 DVM), the first recipient of the Class of ’61 Professionalism Award. The DVM Class of ’61 established the award to recognize the high degree of professionalism among veterinary students at WSU. » More ...

Molecular Biosciences and Neuroscience Students on the Fast Track

Unlike a lot of high school students, Ross Rowsey, a senior in the School of Molecular Biosciences, and Kathryn Jewett, a graduate student in the Department of Veterinary and Comparative Anatomy, Pharmacology, and Physiology (now Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience), knew they wanted to go to graduate school. So when each learned about the accelerated graduate school programs in the college, they knew it would be the right course for them. » More ...

The Amazing Class of ‘61 Pays it Forward with a Professionalism Endowment and Scholarship

DVM class of 1961 standing outside on the lawn
Twenty-three class members attended their 50th class reunion in June 2011. They presented Nicholas Paulson (Class of 2012) with the first Class of 1961 Professionalism Award. Funds from the endowment are used to provide awards to students completing their third year of the veterinary curriculum. » More ...

Radiology Received $90,000 of equipment from Esaote Europe

Radiology services has two new portable ultrasound machines thanks to Esaote Europe, maker of the MyLab One ultrasound.  The versatile machines are being used to train veterinary students in small and large animal imagining techniques.  Students can perform imagining on the abdomen, heart, equine and food animal reproductive systems, and equine musculoskeletal systems. » More ...

Education Innovators: WSU’s Commitment to Training the Country’s Best Veterinarians

Students in a room with a volunteer client.
“Here’s what I’ll do,” said long-time client John Vanderhorn to the student working in a veterinary clinic. The doctor was out of the office for a few minutes and Mr. Vanderhorn needed medicine for his cow. But the doctor had said nothing about it to the student. “Since the doc didn’t leave a note, I’ll just go back there and get the medicine myself,” said Mr. Vanderhorn. “That way you won’t be responsible. I’ll even sign something.” In a calm voice, Angela*, who is really a second year WSU veterinary student, says she will look again for a note. She then comes out of the room to consult with her small group of classmates and veterinarian coach as the simulation goes into a time out to give the student a chance to regroup and refocus. » More ...

The Charles C. Mellinger III Endowed Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine

When Charles Mellinger III graduated from high school in 1981, he knew he wanted to follow in his family's tradition and attend WSU. His father Charlie ('60 BA in General Studies) and his sister Lisa ('81 BA in Art) are both devoted Cougs, as was his mother Sally. After Charles finished his freshman year at WSU in pre-veterinary medicine he went home for the summer and was looking forward to returning in the fall. But the night before returning to Pullman, the car Charles and his roommate were driving was struck by another car. » More ...

Saving Patch

Patch on boat deck
In September 2010 when he was only 8 months old, “Patch,” a black and white Coton-de-Tulear, tangled with a car while his owners were visiting friends in Walla Walla, Washington. After a local veterinarian examined Patch and saw the extent of his injuries, she immediately referred Dan and Kathy Schwartz of Seattle, Washington, to the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital. » More ...

Radiation Treatments Give A Golden Retriever Happy Years

In the summer of 2008, while fishing near Juneau, Alaska, Dave and Eddylee Scott found a lump on the top of their 7-year old Golden Retriever’s head. They made a quick call back home to their veterinarian, Dr. Lance Campbell (’99 DVM), who advised them to take "Cassie" to a clinic in Juneau and have the lump removed. The Southeast Alaska Animal Medical Center removed the tumor—a benign multilobular tumor of the bone—but within 3 weeks the tumor returned. » More ...

WSU’s School of Molecular Biosciences Joins the College of Veterinary Medicine

Standing in the lab looking at a document with students in lab coats behind them..
For the past seven years Dr. Mike Konkel, professor in the School for Molecular Biosciences, and Dr. Doug Call, professor in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, have been working together to find answers about how to better control some of the most serious disease causing bacteria found in our food supply. “I believe the best work comes from collaboration,” said Dr. Konkel. “The key for us is we complement each other well. We have overlapping interests, but different expertise and are willing to be flexible and accommodate each other. That’s what makes a collaboration like ours last for so many years.” » More ...