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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.

Vet surgeons complete Chocolate’s surgery
February 11, 2008

Pullman – “Chocolate,” the Chesapeake Bay retriever that has captured the hearts of many, is out of surgery and is resting comfortably at WSU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital.  The large dog underwent a five hour procedure to help repair old breaks to both of his front legs that had healed improperly.

“I am pleasantly surprised at the range of motion we have in the left leg,” said WSU veterinary orthopedic surgeon Dr. Steve Martinez. The procedure involved removing muscle and ligament tissue that had become adhered to the bone callus formed when the broken leg healed … » More …

Vet College aids homeless dog
February 8, 2008

PULLMAN – A Chesapeake Bay retriever that ran for months on two broken front legs and has captured the hearts of many in the Tri-Cities area of Washington may now get the help he needs.

“Chocolate” will undergo surgery today (Friday, Feb. 8) at WSU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital to help repair his injuries that
healed improperly on their own.

The injured dog was seen wandering through fields north of Pasco, Wash., for the past six months. Despite injuries that may have killed many other animals, Chocolate taught himself to walk … » More …

Second eagle dies at WSU Vet Hospital
January 28, 2008

PULLMAN — The second of two very weak and starving bald eagles found near Colville, Wash., died Friday night at WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine.


The body of the 5 year-old mature eagle “Carpenter” was found in his cage by crews Saturday morning.


“This is a very difficult time for everyone here who works to save raptors,” said Dr. Nickol Finch, who heads up the raptor rehabilitation program at WSU. “We have students and volunteers who spend countless hours fighting to save these great animals, but given these eagles’ poor condition the odds of survival were not good from the beginning.”


Both eagles … » More …

Young eagle Jordan dies
January 28, 2008

PULLMAN – One of two very weak and starving bald eagles found near Colville, Wash., has died at WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine. 

The 3-year old juvenile eagle nicknamed “Jordan,” died this morning after crews say she appeared to be resting well overnight. The eagle suffered severe dehydration, hypothermia, and had lost a large percentage of its normal body weight before it was found in the wild unable to fly.  During treatment at WSU, the eagle remained very lethargic and was not eating well.  Veterinary care providers said Jordan passed quietly in its enclosure.

“The odds of survival were not good from the very beginning,” … » More …

Session displays vet student work on diseases, drugs
October 16, 2006

Photo: WSU’s reputation, and the chance to work with progessor Tim Baszler, attracted graduate student James Stanton, left. He will be among the students showing and explaining their research at the poster session Oct. 18.  (Photo by Becky Phillips).The scientist/student has taken on the role of “guinea pig” in Adie Wilson’s research. Through funding from the WSU Drug and Alcohol Abuse Program, Wilson obtained an undergraduate research grant as a student of Michael Morgan, professor of psychology at WSU Vancouver. Now, in the neuroscience program in the Department of Veterinary and Comparative Anatomy, Pharmacology and Physiology in Pullman, she is working on her graduate degree … » More …

Vet Med to conduct white coat ceremony
August 18, 2005

PULLMAN — Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine will conduct its 7th annual White Coat Ceremony at 4 p.m. Friday (Aug. 19) in the Compton Union Building Ballroom.The White Coat Ceremony at WSU is an adaptation of a similar ceremony established by Dr. Arnold Gold at Columbia University Medical School in 1993.  It is designed to impress upon incoming veterinary students, veterinarians and the public the important symbolic role of the white coat in patient-doctor interactions. Gold argued that students were reciting the Hippocratic Oath four years too late, upon their graduation from medical school. He felt the oath and the conferring of white … » More …

Feds pick vet lab as test site
April 9, 2004

Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is one of seven laboratories nationwide recently chosen to conduct tests for mad cow disease for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.The USDA has allocated $70 million for the nationwide program, which is expected to last 12-18 months. WSU plans to test about 5,200 cattle from Washington over the next year and likely will hire two additional employees, said Charlie Powell, communication coordinator for the college. The lab may also get approval to test cattle samples from other states, he said. The first U.S. case of mad cow disease was discovered in Mabton, Wash., in December. Since then, more … » More …

Vet school faces shortfall with Oregon State pullout
October 18, 2002

Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine faces a $2.4 million budgetary shortfall following the announcement that Oregon State University will begin withdrawing from a 23-year agreement to send veterinary students to WSU.OSU Provost Tim White has informed WSU Provost Robert Bates that OSU’s new four-year veterinary program will begin in September 2003, with OSU students spending all four years of their professional education in Corvallis.As a partner in the Washington-Oregon-Idaho Regional Program in Veterinary Medical Education, OSU has sent a new cohort of 36 veterinary students to Pullman each fall and paid WSU for their educational costs. OSU students spent their full second year … » More …