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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


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


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


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


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


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


Uncommon access: Gaylord Mink shifts his focus from viruses to wild horses
Summer 2006
Gaylord Mink, hunched over and quiet as a mule deer, picks his way through rugged rangeland near the center of the Yakama Indian Reservation.Mink stops, straightens, and scans toward Dry Creek Elbow in the distance. Much closer, five wild horses l...
Categories: Biological sciences, Environmental studies, Agriculture
Tags: Animal health, Animal behavior, Horses, Plant behavior


Petland owner started from the ground up
Fall 2003
What happens when Fluffy dies?David Bielski knows where the bodies are buried. "Samantha." "Bubbles." "Fluffy." In fact, the owner-president of Petland Cemetery, Inc. lives on the grounds of the adjoining Fern Hill Cemetery, which has been in the ...
Categories: Business, Alumni
Tags: Animal health


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


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