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College of Veterinary Medicine Advance Newsletter

Message from the Dean: Allen School turns 10

Bryan Slinker, dean of the college
Just last year we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health. What an achievement to have built this program. With superb support from donors, the WSU administration and many in the college during very difficult budget times, it went from an idea to a maturing academic program that is making good on its promise and aspirations. » More ...

Does Zika Virus Cause Birth Defects in Africa?

Eric Osoro and Hariet Mireiri in front of an informational sign on Zika
On a typical day, the maternal and child health unit at Coast General Hospital in Mombasa, Kenya, will be bustling with dozens of pregnant women waiting to be attended by the doctor and find out how their babies were progressing. For the women, this is a reassuring monthly routine in a country with high numbers of maternal and infant deaths. Besides the maternal and neonatal deaths, a worry which occupies the pregnant women is the possibility of a baby born with birth defects. » More ...

Message from the Dean: Thanks to our supporters

Bryan Slinker, dean of the college
Thanks to our many supporters—that’s you—our team completed another very successful year, raising more than $13.4 million in private funding. All of us in the college thank you from the bottom of our hearts because your gifts have taken on ever-increasing importance as we reach for our goals in a challenging budget climate. Challenging? » More ...

From the Office of Development and Alumni Relations

On a sunny July afternoon this past summer, 38 golfers in Colfax, Washington, raised money for WSU neuroscience student scholarships and honored the memory of Peter A. Zornes (’03 B.S. neuroscience). Over the last 10 years, the Peter A. Zornes Memorial Golf Tournament has raised thousands of dollars and helped 11 neuroscience students pursue their dreams to become doctors, veterinarians, and medical researchers. The endowment, now valued at over $66,000, provides financial support to neuroscience students each year. » More ...

Why Keep Chickens? A Chat with Tanzanian Farmers

Zoë Campbell talking to research team
A Tanzanian village is not complete without chickens. Hens scratching in the dirt for insects, dusty chicks pushing their tiny bodies through tall grass to follow their mother, roosters delightedly crowing at all hours. They are the most common form of livestock, kept by 48 percent of rural households. » More ...