Rock Doc: How much does it hurt? Assessing animal pain

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – When I take my elderly mother to the emergency room, the nurse asks how much pain she is in, on a scale of 1 to 10. There is a chart with pictures of little smiley faces, neutral faces and grimacing […]

Poetry speaks about people and the natural world

PULLMAN – “Nature Twice,” a special exhibit of poetry about animals and nature, will be on display in the Conner Museum of Natural History Sept. 9-Nov. 21.   “Nature Twice” explores diverse perspectives of animals and natural history through the work of several well-known poets.  The poems provide personal views of animals and the relationships between […]

National Zoo researcher to talk about elephants

PULLMAN – An elephant expert and WSU alumna will present the 2010 Robert Jonas Lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, in the CUB auditorium.   Janine Brown, of the Smithsonian National Zoological Park, is an international expert on elephant conservation who earned her graduate degrees from WSU in the 1980s. She will speak about “What I have learned in 25 […]

Veterinary College receives $193,000 gift

PULLMAN –The WSU College of Veterinary Medicine has received a gift of $193,000 from proceeds of a land sale by the Moses Lake Grant County Humane Society. The funds established the Ethel Roberge Scholarship for veterinary students at WSU. Annual distributions from the fund will be used to award one or more scholarships with preference […]

Veterinary hospital makes advancements

PULLMAN – Thanks to two donors and a dedicated veterinary technical staff, Washington State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital  medicine services for companion animals including physical therapy and obesity control.   The equipment centerpiece is an underwater treadmill purchased and installed in the veterinary teaching hospital with gifts provided by two grateful donors.  The treadmill is […]