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Vet technician earns pain management certification
December 12, 2013

Ensign-S-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Shelley Ensign has become the first certified veterinary pain practitioner (CVPP) at Washington State University and the second veterinary medical professional in the state to earn the certification.

Good vibrations for WSU’s first deaf veterinary student
November 7, 2013

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – Kimi Ross, the first deaf student to attend Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, doesn’t have to hear whines, snarls and hisses to know when an animal is distressed.

Vet student’s country photos on exhibit; reception Nov. 1
October 24, 2013

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

PULLMAN, Wash. – Claire Tousley never knows when the perfect photo opportunity will present itself. Her favorite photo arrived during a break from laying down sprinkler pipes with her uncle in Wyoming.

WSU veterinarians’ visit sparks international meeting
August 19, 2013

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Ram and Vanmathy Kasimanickam, husband and wife faculty members in Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, recently returned from India where they combined a visit to their home state and veterinary alma mater with professional outreach.

 

What evolved from a single email to the Veterinary College and Research Institute (VCRI), Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India, became an international meeting they hope will run far into the future, according to Ram, a board-certified reproduction specialist in the WSU Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.

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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.

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Supplemental budget request itemized
October 2, 2007

Following is an overview of the WSU Supplemental Budget Request for 2008, approved Sept. 28 by the WSU Board of Regents.


Operating Budget

• Under funding of salary increases               $1,388,000
The 2007 Legislature mandated special salary increases for state employees.  Systems or formatting problems with our data caused many of our job titles for bargaining unit, civil service and other employees to be excluded from or miscalculated by the new OFM salary model and subsequently  underfunded. The total cost of these increases is $1,388,000.   Several of the miscalculations were identified during the legislative session and discussed at that time with legislative and OFM … » More …

Funding provided for veterinary communication program
April 30, 2007

PULLMAN – Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine has attracted a major corporate partner with a pledge of $150,000 to fund its pioneering clinical communication efforts. Schering-Plough Animal Health Corp. has provided $150,000 to the WSU program. SPAH is a leading manufacturer and marketer of biologicals, pharmaceuticals and specialty products for animals. A portion of the gift will also establish the Schering-Plough Animal Health Graduate Fellowship in Veterinary Communication. The remainder will be used to further develop and implement an effective clinical communication teaching curriculum that can be applied in the training of veterinarians worldwide. “We are grateful to Schering-Plough for sharing the vision … » More …

WSU veterinary research publications most noted in U.S.
March 8, 2007

PULLMAN – Washington State University is ranked first in the nation when it comes to other institutions’ scientists recognizing and noting WSU research in their own scientific papers. The ranking was published in the March 5, edition of “What’s New in Research,” an editorial component of Essential Science IndicatorsSM available at http://www.in-cites.com/research/2007/march_5_2007-2.html . The ranking comes from a tally of the average number of citations per scientific paper published by the top 100 federally-funded U.S. universities that published at least 200 papers between 2001 and 2005. All papers were published in Thomson Scientific-indexed journals of veterinary medicine and animal health. “In scientific publishing, scientists … » More …