WSU veterinarian recognized for service in preventive medicine

Closeup of Dale Moore
Dr. Dale Moore

Dr. Dale Moore, Washington State University’s director for veterinary extension, was honored with the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine 2020 Helwig-Jennings Award on Aug. 1.

The award, established in 1980, recognizes contributions of veterinarians John F. Helwig and William E. Jennings to veterinary preventive medicine.

Moore received the award after more than three decades of service to the organization, of which she has been a diplomate since 1988. She is the 38th recipient of the award and just the seventh female to receive the honor in 40 years.

“I know a lot of the awardees because I’ve worked with them over the years, and I am very humbled to be on the list. These people are the big hitters in the world of veterinary preventive medicine,” Moore said. “To be on this list, means a tremendous amount to me.”

Moore came to WSU in 2007. In addition to WSU’s director of veterinary extension, she is the director of the Continuing Veterinary Medical Education at WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

Moore said her service to her board specialty included the continuing education, residency approval, and examinations committees as well as mentoring and sponsoring other veterinarians to become board certified.

Moore received her DVM from the University of California, Davis in 1983. She later received her master’s in preventive veterinary medicine from UC Davis in 1988. She served as an epidemic service intelligence officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 1988 to 1990. She also received a PhD from Penn State in behavioral health and epidemiology in 1998.

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