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College of Veterinary Medicine Advance Newsletter

Grateful Clients: Dave and Eddylee Scott have Helped Raise over $20,000

Some friends throw the best parties. For two years in a row, our friends Dave and Eddylee Scott of Anacortes, Wash. threw a fabulous party to raise money for the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital. They hosted the first event in 2010, which raised nearly $7,000 to honor their dog "Cassie" and the veterinarians who cared for her when she was diagnosed with cancer. » More ...

Barb and Joe Mendelson’s Life-Saving Gift

Some people really are larger than life.  Joe and Barb Mendelson are two such people. When they wanted to give to the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital, they asked what would do the most good.  When they were told that the hospital desperately needed a new CT scanner, they didn't hesitate. » More ...

The First Ed McLeary Distinguished Professorship Awarded to Clinical Associate Professor in Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology

Dr. Kevin Snekvik, clinical associate professor in the Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology department, has been named the first Ed McLeary Distinguished Professor in Aquatic Health. The Ed McLeary Distinguished Professorship enhances WSU programs in fish health research, diagnostics, certification, and graduate education. Dr Snekvik, DVM, Ph.D is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and the Aquatic Animal Health section head for the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory. » More ...

Good Samaritan Funds Give a Rescued Puppy Mill Dog named Dancer a Chance at a New Life

"Dancer," a 7-year-old Powder-puff Chinese Crested, wasn't always as healthy and happy as she is today. She spent the first 6 years of her life in a puppy mill in Oregon. When she came to live with Tracy and her family in Idaho, all her toes were dislocated from being confined to a wire cage. Her teeth had rotted, she had a cyst, and an injured back. "She was in such bad shape, we really debated if the journey to get well was worth the pain she would go through," said Tracy. » More ...

WSU Alumna Helps Veterinary Students Practice Abroad

Felicia Lew holding two baby goats
Performing surgery by the light of cell phones would be unthinkable to most people, but that was just part of the experience of an externship to Malaysia for Felicia Lew (’12 DVM), a recent Susan Bradish Travel Grant recipient. During Lew’s externship, she and the rest of a surgical team were preparing a pet chicken for surgery. Just as they were about to insert a breathing tube, the power went out. Quickly the team had to improvise. » More ...

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 ...

How These Scientists’ Work Will Improve Health and Save Lives Around the World

Last month the Hollywood movie Contagion showed the fear, devastation, and social chaos caused by a fast-spreading, airborne virus for which there is no cure. While the pandemic in the film is fictional, the newly emerging disease—Nipah virus—is not. » 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 ...