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College of Veterinary Medicine Advance Newsletter

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

A Big Screen, High Definition Television Monitor Allows Trainees to Watch and Learn

Drs. Fransson and Watkins looking at a screen.
In a small, windowless room, four veterinarians simultaneously tie sutures, biopsy a liver, and perform minimally invasive abdominal surgery. No, this is not a typical operating room. It is a veterinary laparoscopic training laboratory—the first of its kind in the nation. But earlier this year before the WSU Veterinary Applied Laparoscopic Training, or VALT, laboratory got its new virtual laparoscopic trainer, the only place to watch the virtual procedures was on a small laptop computer monitor. » More ...

A Neurological Diagnostics Machine Helps to Detect Disease and Deafness

Dr. Chen using the electrodiagnostics machine on a dog patient
The WSU neurology service's new Electrodiagnostics machine will help make advanced muscle and nerve disorder diagnoses thanks to a generous friend of the college. Electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction velocity (NCV) are two of the medical tests veterinarians will be able to perform with the new equipment. » More ...