College of Veterinary Medicine > News and Events > College News College News Respiratory viruses that hijack immune mechanisms may have Achilles’ heel January 18, 2022 Protein key to blocking the body’s exaggerated inflammatory response . Grants to improve animal disease detection and response January 13, 2022 Pair of WADDL projects receive Farm Bill funding. Guy Palmer testifies before Washington Senate Health & Long Term Care Committee January 12, 2022 WSU to offer reproductive medicine and surgery for dogs and cats January 11, 2022 A new service at the hospital makes WSU one of few places in the Pacific Northwest dogs and cats can receive specialized small animal reproductive medicine and surgery. Aspen’s Fund to make giant impact for pets January 6, 2022 Students continue emergency care for wildlife January 4, 2022 Students will be on-call 24/7 to provide initial care to injured or orphaned wildlife in Eastern Washington. WSU student pursues research career after father’s death December 17, 2021 Microbiology student pursues research career after father’s death to help improve the lives of people like his father WSU helped lay the groundwork for CDC’s antimicrobial resistance network December 14, 2021 WSU studies will be used by a CDC network combating antimicrobial resistance. Cannabis impacts sperm counts, motility in two generations of mice December 1, 2021 Gifts help to provide advanced care for critical patients December 1, 2021 Generous client donates new equipment that will help save animal lives. WSU alumna Nife Shola‑Dare finalist for Rhodes‑West Africa scholarship November 29, 2021 Avoid an aching pet this Thanksgiving November 27, 2021 How to holiday road trip with four-legged family November 23, 2021 WSU veterinarians offer tips to help keep your pets safe during travel. A $1.5 million gift inspired by a passion for animals November 19, 2021 Couple donates more than $1.5M to College of Veterinary Medicine programs. Deadly disease ‘not insurmountable’ for dogs at WSU November 17, 2021 An eating disorder that has for many years been fatal for dogs, doesn’t have to be a death sentence—not for pets visiting WSU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Test determines antibiotic resistance in less than 90 minutes November 3, 2021 Expanded aquatic biology technology will enhance health-related research October 28, 2021 WSU professor wants to unlock skin’s regenerative potential October 21, 2021 Research could dramatically alter the way serious skin wounds are treated in the future. Identification of Brucella protein could lead to infection treatment October 14, 2021 One of the most widespread zoonotic diseases in the world, brucellosis can be spread through unpasteurized dairy products and close animal contact. Veterinary Diagnostic Challenges celebrates 30 year anniversary October 12, 2021 Bacteria break-up may block bubonic plague October 7, 2021 Figuring out how to keep fleas from throwing up their food could be a key to stopping the transmission of deadly diseases such as the bubonic plague. WSU to lead $125 million USAID project to detect emerging viruses October 5, 2021 To better identify and prevent future pandemics, WSU has entered into a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to head up a new five-year, approximately $125 million global project. Annual 5K Rabies Run scheduled for Oct. 30 October 4, 2021 Veterinary intern helps care for injured, orphaned wildlife September 30, 2021 Dr. Winter works closely with the Veterinary Teaching Hospital’s exotics team. Veterinary students awarded MedVet scholarships September 28, 2021 After graduation, pair will join MedVet’s Emergency Clinician Mentorship Program Rabbit travels from Seattle for life-saving treatment September 24, 2021 WSU is among the only facilities in the Northwest to offer radiation therapy for pets. WSU researchers discover one way elk become infected with devastating hoof disease September 20, 2021 Veterinary Teaching Hospital offers host of treatments for osteoarthritis September 17, 2021 Alice couldn’t get into her litterbox, but with laser therapy she enjoys life again. A place to honor past pets September 10, 2021 Kooshie’s story is just one of hundreds on the WSU Pet Memorial Program website. Study may advance control strategies for cattle killer August 25, 2021 A parasite may initially infect cattle with multiple strains of bovine Anaplasmosis. School of Molecular Biosciences graduate student receives prestigious fellowship August 18, 2021 Cody Lauritsen will be among first to work in $1.25B National Bio and Agro-defense Facility. WSU veterinarians: Smoke harmful to pets, too August 13, 2021 WSU veterinarians say if the air is not safe for you, it’s not safe for your pets either. Fitting the pieces together August 12, 2021 Internal medicine resident enjoys the ‘puzzles’ of the veterinary profession. Veterinarians recruiting dogs to help develop life‑saving test August 5, 2021 Finding a quick-and-easy way to see if a dog will have a potentially life-threatening reaction to commonly prescribed drugs. Compassion comes naturally August 4, 2021 If not for the late Dr. Nicole Putney (’11 DVM), Maddie Liu would likely not be a veterinarian. Drug-resistant germ packs a punch for U.S. travelers August 2, 2021 WSU study shows one salmonella type is more likely to cause disease, resist antibiotics. Neurology resident’s special bond with animals July 30, 2021 Neurology resident Sarvenaz Bagheri’s special connection with animals. Newly discovered gene sheds light on DNA repair July 28, 2021 Scientists identify gene critical to important cell repair processes. Finding a cure for Cushing’s disease at WSU July 26, 2021 Couple travels across the country to save their dog. Committed to a deadly parasite July 22, 2021 Susan Noh looks to optimize animal health by collaborating with researchers across WSU. Potbellied pig has basketball-sized tumor removed July 21, 2021 Agricultural animal team performs life-saving procedure. A game of friendships, not goals July 14, 2021 For veterinary students, soccer offers a much-needed release There was hope bringing her to WSU June 29, 2021 Veterinary oncology team treats cat for rare cancer. WSU Veterinarians: Keep pets cool this heat wave June 28, 2021 Providing water and shade is the most important thing owners can do for their pets. Protect livestock and pets during heat wave, WSU experts warn June 25, 2021 While different livestock and pet species have specific needs, Extension experts share general suggestions to keep animals safe. Coming out for Cougs like him June 23, 2021 Counselor Rocky Lucas knows trauma and the first-hand benefits of his profession. Team of WSU veterinarians help black Lab defeat cancer June 15, 2021 Complicated surgical procedure offers potential cure for dog. NIH $1.3 million grant launches MARC program for WSU undergraduates June 14, 2021 Maximizing Access to Research Careers supports underrepresented biomedical students. Leveraging the secrets of hibernation to treat diabetes June 9, 2021 Foundational research is incredibly important because there are still so many unanswered questions. Dr. Dale Moore recognized for accomplishments in veterinary medicine June 2, 2021 Dr. Moore is the recipient of the 2021 UC Davis Distinguished Alumni Award. Passing the baton: Abbott to lead WSU’s Diagnostic Challenges May 28, 2021 Once a participant in the fourth Diagnostic Challenges, 26 years later Dr. Jeffrey Abbott will lead the program. Screening for hearing loss before it happens May 26, 2021 “It’s a collaboration of AI, computer science and hardcore biology.” ‘An opportunity to work through the process’ May 25, 2021 Donors like Larry save lives May 21, 2021 Larry is the typical Newfoundland dog – big, cuddly, and friendly. New equipment will identify potentially toxic drugs May 19, 2021 Quickly identifying which drugs are threats. Making her own way: A legendary Coug family finds a new field May 18, 2021 Carly Ellingsen comes from a long line of Cougar blood. Loved dog beats deadly immune system disease May 17, 2021 More than half of dogs diagnosed with the disease do not survive. WSU’s new WADDL facility advances animal and human health May 13, 2021 The new facility will be virtually dedicated via the College of Veterinary Medicine YouTube channel. Helping Margie beat the odds May 11, 2021 WSU veterinarians helped Margie, a newborn horse, survive a complication during birth. Call before intervening with orphaned or injured wildlife May 3, 2021 It is easy to mistake a healthy baby for one that may be orphaned or injured. Neuroscience student named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar April 30, 2021 “School and tennis are my top priorities,” Ly-Nguyen, of Canada, said. DVM class of ’21 donates to Good Samaritan Fund April 22, 2021 COVID-19 changed graduation plans and the class had more money than typical to gift. WSU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital a top‑rated emergency facility April 21, 2021 Certified as a Level I facility by the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS). Dodger no longer ‘living on borrowed time’ April 20, 2021 The Peterson family made a commitment to Dodger. Cougs step up, break giving records during #CougsGive 2021 April 16, 2021 Washington State University alumni and friends stepped up in a big way! Canine companions still needed for Dog Aging Project research April 13, 2021 WSU is one of seven colleges of veterinary medicine to participate in this study. Mending Butch’s broken legs April 9, 2021 Exactly how Butch ended up alone and suffering is anyone’s guess. WSU researchers look to quantify dairy cow health and wellbeing April 8, 2021 WSU researchers are using a human medical technique to measure the impact of… WSU veterinary college consistently an NIH top-funded school April 5, 2021 The WSU College of Veterinary Medicine ranked No. 6 nationally. WSU veterinarians help save rare California condor April 2, 2021 Takihin is just one of roughly 500 of her species alive. COVID‑19 vaccine questions answered in new video series April 2, 2021 Practical and easy-to-understand explanations from infectious disease expert Dr. Guy Palmer. WSU veterinarians: Don’t buy a rabbit this Easter March 31, 2021 Idaho documented its first case of a fatal viral disease in wild rabbits. Protein may be key to blocking a nauseating bacterium March 30, 2021 The research was a seven-year collaborative effort. DVM student finally a U.S. citizen March 29, 2021 Michael Micheal couldn’t help but cry when he learned he would become a U.S. citizen. New treatment helps paralyzed dog walk again March 16, 2021 Mater was a dog in his prime, hunting every weekend alongside his owner. Helping a cat family breathe easier March 12, 2021 Nina didn’t give it much thought when her cat made a short wheezing sound. Four longtime college faculty, staff to receive Showcase awards March 11, 2021 2021 Showcase – WSU’s weeklong celebration of academic excellence. Kangaroos need care, too March 2, 2021 WSU Veterinarians were paid a visit by an animal 8,000 miles from its natural habitat. MDR1 News Sample February 19, 2021 The MDR1 test will determine if your pet is affected by a mutation in the MDR1 gene. WSU helping to contain the spread of COVID‑19 February 4, 2021 Wastewater samples are being regularly collected and screened. A sanctuary for snakes February 3, 2021 Inside a 13- by 15-foot space in Dr. Nickol Finch’s backyard, 32 snakes slither. Listen to the bats January 29, 2021 Bats could be a key to help prevent a future pandemic. Dr. Universe: Why do dogs and cats spin around before they sit down? January 24, 2021 That’s a great observation about cats and dogs. Standing by for a surge January 13, 2021 Three 2020 Coug graduates to step up and help meet the demand. WSU students, faculty extending support across the state January 6, 2021 Cougs are making a difference across the state of Washington during this pivotal time. A leg for a longer, quality life January 4, 2021 Sometimes three legs are better than four. Circling in on a vaccine target for Babesia bovis December 22, 2020 Babesia bovis is a tick-borne disease that annually kills millions of cattle worldwide. Cannabis use blunts stress reactivity in female rats December 22, 2020 Female rats developed a blunted physiological response to stress. ‘I can’t lose him, not yet’ December 18, 2020 Mocha stopped eating. Then, his owner realized he couldn’t see his food. WSU veterinarians make list of top five pet gifts December 16, 2020 Ideas to improve your pet’s health this holiday season. WSU examines human cancer treatment in dogs December 9, 2020 A drug used to treat breast cancer in humans is in a Clinical Trial. From five hooves to four December 8, 2020 Following a rare surgery last week, equine veterinarians are hopeful… WSU equine veterinarians deliver despite fatty liver December 8, 2020 Sue wasn’t sure Tracker would survive the two-hour trip to WSU. Losing her marbles: When a glass snack turns into surgery November 30, 2020 The last thing her owner expected was that she would eat it Two WSU faculty named AAAS Fellows November 24, 2020 Anthony Nicola, the Engle Distinguished Professor of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, was recognized as a AAAS Fellow. It’s not often one gets to cure Booda November 5, 2020 Without radiation therapy, this six-pack would’ve been down to five. Equine veterinarians treat horse with deadly, botulism-causing bacterium October 12, 2020 Jenny, a 3-year-old quarter horse from Spokane, Washington, ingested one of the most toxic substances. Mare scare: Putting Sugar back on her feet September 22, 2020 Sugar, a 1,000-pound American quarter horse, was minutes away from death WSU-inspired national gene-editing task force begins work July 17, 2020 With the world’s population projected to reach ~10 billion in 30 years, scientists are working to use genetic technologies to address future food security problems. WSU vets put this cat back on track June 30, 2020 A rare brain surgery is giving one retired Japanese show cat a chance at a longer life, free of diabetes.