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College of Veterinary Medicine Advance Newsletter

A Generous Scholarship Changes the Course of a Student’s Career

Tracie Romsland always knew she wanted to work with animals.  Growing up in a family with more pets than people, Tracie cared for all kinds of animals from stray cats to dogs to horses.  After receiving her undergraduate degree in general science from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., she began working in a veterinary clinic in Redmond, Wash., first as a receptionist and later as a technician.   “Right out of college, I wasn’t sure I was smart enough to be a veterinarian,” says Romsland.  “But I knew I wanted to work with animals.” » More ...

A New Ultrasound Machine Provides Pain Relief and Speeds Healing for Small Animals

Dogs and cats receiving physical therapy at the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital will get some additional relief thanks to a new ultrasound machine from a generous friend of the college. The state-of-the-art ultrasound machine is the first for the small animal rehabilitation center, which began treating patients in January 2008. As of October the same year, the rehabilitation center treated more than 50 patients. » More ...

An Underwater Therapeutic Treadmill Helps a Dog Learn to Walk Again Thanks to Two Generous Friends of the College of Veterinary Medicine

After running for months with two broken legs, “Chocolate,” a stray Chesapeake Bay retriever, was brought to the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital from a clinic in the Kennewick, Washington.  WSU veterinary orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Steve Martinez, performed several surgeries to help Chocolate regain the use of his injured front legs.  When the bandages came off, Chocolate began physical therapy in a special, underwater treadmill that allows animals to use their limbs without bearing full weight.  The treadmill, a gift to the college from two generous donors, makes it possible to begin the rehabilitation process earlier, which speeds recovery. » More ...