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The Clark Family—Pets, vets, and architects
Summer 2015

Jeff Clark and Michael Clark, along with their wives Sharon and Judi, combined an architecture firm and veterinary clinic in their Kirkland building.


Categories: Alumni, Veterinary medicine, Architecture and design
Tags: Architects, Buildings


Robert Franklin ’75, ’76, ’79—A new leash on life
Spring 2014

Veterinarian Robert Franklin, who led the Oregon state veterinary board, has advocated for animal welfare for three decades.


Categories: Alumni, Veterinary medicine
Tags: Animal health, Animal welfare


Nancy Gillett ’78—The business of science
Spring 2014

Pathologist and business executive Nancy Gillett took some major leaps in her life, and went from a practicing veterinarian to chief science officer and senior executive vice president at Charles River Laboratories.


Categories: Alumni, Business, Veterinary medicine
Tags: Women in business, Pathology, Regents' Distinguished Alumnus Award


The Animal Mind Reader
Summer 2013

Beyond the notion that animals other than humans may indeed possess consciousness, Jaak Panksepp’s work suggests a litany of philosophical implications: How should we treat animals? Do we have free will? Where might we search for the meaning of life? Are our most fundamental values actually biological in nature?


Categories: Veterinary medicine, Biological sciences
Tags: Emotions, Consciousness, Animal behavior, Neuroscience


World vets
Fall 2012

Since 2006, a nonprofit started by  Dr. Cathy King ’97 DVM has provided veterinary aid and disaster relief in developing countries. It now opens clinics worldwide to train veterinarians and students.


Categories: Social work, Veterinary medicine
Tags: Volunteer, Animal rescue, Animal health, Nicaragua


Yessenia Picha ’12—Of alpacas and affection
Fall 2012

Alpacas were a familiar sight for Yessenia Picha ’12, but she sees them in a new light as she returns to her home in Cuzco after training at WSU as one of the first, if not the first woman veterinarian in Peru to earn a veterinary master’s degree in the United States.


Categories: Veterinary medicine, Alumni
Tags: Alpacas, Peru


John R. Gorham 1922-2011—Veterinary pathologist
Spring 2012
In the early 1940s, John Gorham ’46 DVM, MS ’47 left his family home in Sumner to attend Washington State College as an undergraduate. He found a life here, marrying fellow student Mary Ellen Martin and staying on to earn his doctor...
Categories: Veterinary medicine, WSU faculty
Tags: Animal diseases, Pathology, Animal health, In memoriam


The Things We Do for Our Dogs—and what they do for us
Summer 2011

In 1974 between 15 and 18 million dogs and cats were killed in animal control centers. To address what he perceived as “wide-spread irresponsible animal ownership,” Leo Bustad ’49 DVM created the People-Pet Partnership and promoted research into the human-animal bond. Although it is impossible to assess the total impact of his work, the number of animals killed today is down to four million. And the pet-people bond manifests itself in ways beyond his comprehension.


Categories: Veterinary medicine, Alumni
Tags: Dogs, Pets, Animal-human interaction, Animal behavior


Of honor and friendship
Spring 2010
One of the most successful partnerships in WSU history began in failure.It was the spring of 1975, Kansas State University. Guy Palmer was given a piece of ore in an analytical chemistry class and told to figure out how much nickel was in it. H...
Categories: Awards and honors, Veterinary medicine, WSU faculty
Tags: Awards, Animal health


Puppy mills closed for good
Fall 2009
Last January investigators in Mount Vernon raided one of the largest puppy mill operations in state history. They found close to 400 animals. Many of the dogs were sick, in filthy cages, and had insufficient food and water. Days later a similar r...
Categories: Veterinary medicine
Tags: Puppy mills, Animal rescue, Dogs


Living Large: In search of the elusive large animal veterinarian
Summer 2009
Nearly 500 counties in the United States have large herds of cattle, but no veterinarians to care for them. Although veterinary student Sam Nielson claims that it’s the life of the large animal veterinarian that he’s after, not money, fewer and fewer feel that way, moving to other types of practices that offer both better working conditions and compensation.
Categories: Veterinary medicine
Tags: Animal health, Large animals


Measuring a career in elephant years
Winter 2008
Rose-Tu warily eyes the stranger shuffling toward her. He is moving slowly and grasping the arm of a human she sees almost daily. As Matthew Maberry (D.V.M. '47) plants his cane inside the Oregon Zoo's elephant compound, he lifts his eyes and retu...
Categories: Veterinary medicine
Tags: Elephant, Zoology


Masters of Disguise
Summer 2008
WSU researchers close in on an elusive pair of pathogens. Their hunt may help small-scale farmers around the world.
Categories: Veterinary medicine
Tags: Animal health, Livestock, Anaplasma


A gift toward animal health
Summer 2008
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed $25 million to Washington State University toward the construction of a research building that will become the centerpiece in the new School for Global Animal Health. The new facility will prov...
Categories: Veterinary medicine
Tags: Gifts, Gates Foundation, Animal health


Donors bring hope—and wags
Summer 2008
Jacob the Greyhound, a five-year-old dog belonging to a Washington State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital surgeon, is a regular blood donor at WSU. Because of his size, he's able to provide 450 milliliters, or about two cups, of blood for the ...
Categories: Veterinary medicine
Tags: Dogs, Animal health


A new life for Winnie
Spring 2008
Though she’s only three, Winnie the grizzly bear has already seen some rough times. Her mother left her last year. And when hunger drove her into a Yellowstone campground, park service employees did their best to haze her and scare her off. Even...
Categories: Veterinary medicine
Tags: Animal health, Bears


Contagion! Emerging diseases: Unraveling the mystery
Fall 2007

What makes some strains of pathogenic microbes nastier than others? Why do they emerge when and where they do? Are we more susceptible now than in the past, and if so, why? At least partial answers to these troubling questions may lie with snails and salamanders.


Categories: Biological sciences, Veterinary medicine
Tags: Diseases, Epidemic, Animal health


Of dogs, drugs, and medical decisions
Fall 2006
When it comes to drugs, not all dogs are created equal.
Categories: Veterinary medicine
Tags: Dogs, Animal health


What now, mad cow?
Fall 2004
Is it really as bad as it seems?
Categories: Veterinary medicine, Health sciences
Tags: Cattle, Diseases


A Vision Thing: Diagnostic tools and a vaccine for paratuberculosis
Summer 2004
Bill Davis, professor of veterinary microbiology and pathology at Washington State University, exhibited true vision in the 1970s, when he recognized the potential for veterinary science of monoclonal antibody technology.Antibodies are proteins pr...
Categories: Veterinary medicine
Tags: Antibodies, Diseases


Among old friends in Lahore
Summer 2004
WSU has long-standing ties to PakistanM. "Ghazi" Ghazanfar (front row center, red tie) is among friends, many of them Washington State University or University of Idaho alumni. (See caption below.) In December 2003 he was invited to Pakistan to le...
Categories: Alumni, Veterinary medicine
Tags: Pakistan


Navajo reservation veterinarian aids scrapie test at WSU
Spring 2004
As a veterinarian for the Navajo Nation, Dr. Scott Bender's practice spans more than 18 million acres in the Four Corners region of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah.His enormous workload includes treating everything from sheep, horses, catt...
Categories: Veterinary medicine, Alumni
Tags: Diseases


Street vet
Fall 2003
Every other weekend, Stan Coe '55 turns the dayroom of Seattle's Union Gospel Mission into a veterinary clinic.
Categories: Veterinary medicine
Tags: Public service


World War II decision influenced Brimble's career
Fall 2003
A single gunshot wound influenced Bob Brimble to change his career direction more than 50 years ago.While serving with the U.S. Army in China during World War II, he was shot in the leg. The nearest doctor was 10 days away by pack mule. But after ...
Categories: Veterinary medicine, Alumni
Tags: Education


Senseless shootings send snowy owls to Pullman
Winter 2002
Before last summer, Washington State University's Veterinary Teaching Hospital had not treated a snowy owl in more than six years. But in June and July, its exotic animal care service had to treat two of them. Both suffered gunshot wounds, and bot...
Categories: Veterinary medicine
Tags: Owls


Ain't Misbehavin'
Fall 2002
If you're not the leader of your pack, you may want to give Catherine Ulibarri a call.
Categories: Veterinary medicine
Tags: Animal behavior


What's killing Lassie?
Spring 2002
For years, veterinarians and dog owners have known that some collies can die when given Ivermectin, a drug commonly used against parasites in animals and humans. But no one knew why.That is until Katrina Mealey, a researcher in the Washington Stat...
Categories: Veterinary medicine
Tags: Animal health, Collies, Dogs


Shanthi delivers 350-pound calf
Spring 2002
The wait is over.Shanthi, a 25-year old Asian elephant (Washington State Magazine, Nov. 2001), delivered a 325-pound male calf November 25, 2001 at the National Zoo in Washington, DC.Janine Brown (’80 M.S., ’84 Ph.D. Animal Sci.) coordinated th...
Categories: Veterinary medicine, Alumni
Tags: Elephant


Gorham earns award for animal disease research
Winter 2001
John Gorham, longtime professor of veterinary microbiology and pathology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University, received the Gold Head Cane Award in July. The award from the Hartz Mountain Corp. recognizes h...
Categories: Veterinary medicine, Awards and honors, WSU faculty
Tags: Animal health


Shanthi the elephant is due in December
Winter 2001
AS YOU MIGHT WELL IMAGINE, artificially inseminating an elephant is a touchy business. But, says Janine Brown, artificial insemination (AI) is an important tool, because natural reproduction can be difficult for captive elephants. ...
Categories: Breeding, Veterinary medicine
Tags: Zoology, Elephant