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New puppy – the best medicine ever
May 1, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Blazie-100PULLMAN, Wash. – When a child says, “I want a puppy!” most parents cringe. But for Jimmy and Lisa Gilder of Troy, Idaho, it was a wish they wanted to make true for their daughter.

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.

Dog noses deployed at Oso, oceans, airports
April 21, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News 

dog-80PULLMAN, Wash. – With all the heavy machinery and detection instruments being used to comb through debris at the Oso, Wash., landslide zone, there’s a small wet object getting heavy usage that deserves a closer look.

Gorilla checkup at Seattle zoo: It takes a village
April 2, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

gorilla-vets-200SEATTLE – No one can say the 420-pound gorilla in the operating room wasn’t noticed. Vip, a 35-year-old silverback at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo, was given a head-to-toe physical last week by a team of veterinary specialists, including three from Washington State University.

April 12: Teddy bear surgery clinic part of open house
April 1, 2014

Stuffed-animal-surgery-80PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital will hold its teddy bear surgery clinic 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 12. Children can bring their favorite stuffed animals, dress up in surgical clothing and assist veterinary students.

March 29: Free pet vaccines, wellness clinic in Spokane
March 25, 2014

By Charlie Powell, College of Veterinary Medicine

dog-90PULLMAN, Wash. – Limited care for pets of homeless and low-income owners will be provided by Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at the Riverpoint campus, E. 218 Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane, Wash.

China’s surging bird flu – bring in the veterinarians
February 10, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Palmer-80PULLMAN, Wash. – The new bird influenza spreading in China underscores the need for strong ties between veterinarians and human-health specialists, said Guy Palmer, director of the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health at Washington State University.

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.

Second act for vet-med chair – and her predecessor
December 16, 2013

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

MicheLe-Hardy-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Michele Hardy knew there’d be big shoes to fill in her new job as a department chair at Washington State University’s veterinary college, but then again, “I’ve never been one to do things in small steps,” she said.