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Zebras visit Veterinary Teaching Hospital
April 30, 2014

zebra_8094PULLMAN, Wash. – Two male zebras, Kenya and Zig Zag owned by Don Miller of City Goat Farm and Zoo in Spanaway, Wash., were patients Tuesday in Washington State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

“Lucy” the grizzly bear gets an MRI at WSU
January 16, 2014

PULLMAN, Wash. — A 3 year-old female grizzly bear named “Lucy” from Montana Grizzly Encounter in Bozeman, MT made the trip to Washington State University Thursday for some specialized care.

Vet student exhibits passion for horses; reception Jan. 31
January 9, 2014

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

Kaylin-w-horses-100PULLMAN, Wash. – Kaylin Wells has sketched and doodled as long as she can remember. Her primary subject – horses – galloped surreptitiously across class notes, book margins and scraps of paper at school.

Vet Med lands $1.8M grant from Wellcome Trust
May 17, 2005

PULLMAN — Disease researchers in Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine have been awarded more than $1.8 million from the Wellcome Trust.The funding will be used to continue vaccine development for animal diseases that severely limit health, nutrition and economic growth in poorer countries. The Wellcome Trust is the world’s second largest non-governmental supporter of biomedical research.  Professor Guy Palmer, based in the WSU veterinary college’s Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, is the $1,805,004 grant’s principal investigator.“We’re of course very grateful to receive this grant support,” said Palmer, who is currently on sabbatical leave in Spain. “To me, this is proof WSU is … » More …

Vet Med selects new community practice chief
December 30, 2004

Matthew Mickas has accepted a leadership position in the Washington State University Community Practice section of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. A 1997 summa cum laude graduate of WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine, he will come to WSU from San Jose.”We couldn’t be more excited,” said Dr. Rick DeBowes, chair of WSU’s Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department. “Matt brings a wealth of professional experience from multiple practice settings and a keen awareness of the importance of effectively preparing students to bring immediate impact and value to the practices they join. He will be a great addition to our program as we elevate our efforts to model compliance-based … » More …

Researcher implicates cattle drug in vulture deaths
February 6, 2004

Three years of work by Washington State University researcher Lindsay Oaks have led to a major discovery linking the decline of three Asian vulture species to a drug commonly used to treat livestock there. Oaks, a microbiologist with the College of Veterinary Medicine, worked with an international team of scientists. The findings of their work will be published in the journal Nature, see http://www.Nature.com/nature. Oaks is with a team of experts speaking at an international summit meeting Feb. 5-6 in Katmandu, Nepal. The team will reveal additional details of their findings and propose possible solutions to help mitigate the long-term decline of these rare … » More …

Camp equips students in ethics, professionalism
January 23, 2004

In an effort to prepare its graduates for their lifelong vocations, WSU’s Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences is one of two schools in North America to host an orientation camp for first-year students that focuses on communication, teamwork and ethics.“UC Davis has one, but it is more heavily oriented towards classroom activities while WSU has more of a boot-camp atmosphere,” said Rick DeBowes, VCS department chair. “Our students’ experience is dynamic, hands-on and interactive.” The intensive 2- to 3-day camp is held annually in Post Falls, Idaho, and is funded by continuing gifts from alumni, citizens, clients and corporations. Hills Pet Nutrition, Inc., just gave … » More …

WSU lab a national model
November 14, 2003

Phytochemicals … “5 A Day — The Color Way” proclaim some plastic produce bags. “Now with Lutein!” heralds a bottle of Centrum vitamins.Since the 1920s, plants have been considered essential to human and animal health, mainly for the vitamin A provided in their richly colored betacarotene. As a young researcher in animal science, however, Boon Chew decided to challenge that thinking in 1979. His resulting 20 years of research on antioxidants, nutrition and immunology have revolutionized the pet food industry worldwide and greatly impacted human health. Chew and his team at WSU also have been recognized by sponsors — such as the Iams pet food … » More …