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JimRoloffJim Roloff ('74) has published a book entitled, "Mending God's Creatures' which was released nationally on March 4, 2014. There will be a book signing at the WSU Bookie on Saturday, April 12th, from 12-2pm.  https://www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore/book.php?w=978-1-62854-929-4

Elizabeth Kohtz (Quesnell) ('04) was selected by the American Farm Bureau Federation as a participant in the 7th annual Partners in Agricultural Leadership Honors Program.
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Congratulations to WSU alumni included in Seattle Met’s 200 top veterinarians! Roughly 1/3 were WSU graduates. Veterinarians were selected by survey-based peer evaluation. Go Cougs!

Helen DiggsOregon State University's veterinary school is taking over the care of about 175 alpacas after authorities say the animals were found starving at a breeding operation in the Willamette Valley; attending veterinarian Dr. Helen Diggs ('85)

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EldridgeRetired Washington State Department of Agriculture Veterinarian Leonard Eldridge ('65) says some gaps in credible, accurate information still need to be filled to develop animal traceability. - See more
At the December 2013 AAEP Convention in Nashville TN, 2 WSU alumni and former equine faculty were presented with Distinguished Educator awards.  Details

Barrie GrantBarrie Grant ('67) Dipl. ACVS, MRCVS  a pioneering equine surgeon and former educator who accelerated the careers of his students and trained fellow practitioners in the techniques of cervical stabilization was recognized for his influence with the American Association of Equine Practitioners' 2013 Distinguished Educator Mentor Award   


Frank NicholsFrank Nichols ('69)  Dipl. ACVS  longtime professor of equine surgery at Michigan State University who has shaped many successful careers and inspired a profound loyalty among his former students and residents, received the American Association of Equine Practitioners' 2013 Distinguished Educator (Academic) Award.
Nancy GillettNancy A. Gillett ('78), an acclaimed experimental pathologist, scientific leader, research manager and global business executive, has been selected to receive the 2013 Washington State University Regents' Distinguished Alumna Award - the university's highest alumni award.  Details
Peter AndersonPeter Anderson ('81) Peter Anderson, D.V.M., Ph.D., director of Pathology Undergraduate Education in the School of Medicine, has been selected for a Fulbright Specialists project. Anderson will lead faculty-development programs and hands-on workshops at the Tzu-Chi University College of Medicine in Taiwan for two weeks. Details
Jeff Heins Jeffery Hein ('84) was honored by the Idaho Veterinarian Medical Association with the 43rd Veterinarian of the Year Award. Details


Thomas Meyer Thomas F. Meyer ('78) of Vancouver, Wash. was elected Chair of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Executive Board. Details


Cathy KingVeterinary medicine alumna Cathy King ('97) has been recognized for service to the profession with a 2013 Meritorious Service Award from the American Veterinary Medical Association. Details
Christopher OrtonChristopher Orton ('78) has been hired as the new head of the Department of Clinical Sciences at Colorado State University. Details




Tawnie BaileyTawnie Bailey ('96, '04 DVM) Congrats to DVM alumna, Dr. Tawnie K. Bailey (’96, ’04 DVM), on her debut novel “She Smiles”! http://wsm.wsu.edu/mystory/?p=3653

Dr Terry FossumTheresa Fossum ('82 DVM) Founder of the new National Veterinary Cancer Registry
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Rhonda WilerRhonda Wiler ('92 DVM, '88 BS) Receives the TurnKey Facility Leader of the Year Award
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Marty BeckerMarty Becker ('80) American Humane Association Welcomes "America's Veterinarian" Dr. Marty Becker To Its Board Of Directors Details





Nancy GilletteNancy Gillett ('78) was honored with the Washington State University Alumni Association (WSUAA) Alumni Achievement Award for outstanding accomplishment as a scientist, research manager and global business person.

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Dr Dan DeWeertDr. Dan DeWeert ('78) is the 2012 WSVMA Veterinarian of the Year. The WSVMA Veterinarian of the Year Award is presented in recognition of an outstanding career in veterinary medicine through local, state or national veterinary associations. Contributions to practice, community and other professional endeavors are also considered.
Terry Brown

Dr. Terry Brown ('74)was presented with the 2012 WSVMA  Distinguished Achievement Award given in recognition of a singular outstanding achievement in veterinary medicine, public service or another field of endeavor which reflects honor on the veterinary profession.

In 1979 Dr. Terry Brown was recruited to manage and serve as a clinician in a newly-formed emergency center in Spokane, WA.  The role of this emergency and after-hours clinic was unique to the region and state, as in the late 1970s, emergency veterinary medicine was just beginning to emerge in the veterinary profession.  For more than 30 years, Dr. Brown has led the development of this hospital which provided the only centralized after-hours care in the Inland Northwest.  

Stan Coe Muriel SlattumWatch a King 5 video on Stan Coe (DVM '57) and Muriel Slattum (DVM '85) titled "The vet clinic saving animals and lives." Coe and Slattum give back to the community by providing veterinary care the pets of low income and homeless pet owners in Seattle.



John PoppeBrig. Gen. John L. Poppe ('86) The chief of the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps, recently was honored with the Washington State University Alumni Association (WSUAA) Alumni Achievement Award for outstanding accomplishments in veterinary preventive medicine and distinguished military leadership. October 2012

 

Allan BrittenAllan Britten ('72) received the Merial AABP Award for Excellence in Preventive Dairy Medicine at the annual meeting of the AABP. September 2012

 


Raymond EdigerRaymond Ediger ('61) Ediger Receives Lifetime Achievement Award  The Maryland Veterinarian September 2012

 

 

 

Joseph HarariJoseph Harari ('80) How to stop a dogfight, part 6, Seattle Times September 2012

 

 

 

Jenna ArnaizJenna Arnaiz ('03) How to stop a dogfight, part 2, Seattle Times August 2012

 

 



Sid Gustafson Sid Gustafson ('79) Socialization with Horses, Dogs, Cats With Dr Sid Gustafson on the Real Dr Doolittle Show™

The Rail: New York Times Horse Racing Blog

 



Sharon MoltonSharon Molton('00) Warmer weather bringing out ticks KNDU/KNDO







Leonard EldrigeLeonard Eldridge ('65) Vets on front line of global disease fight  published in the Western Farm Press







Cathy King

Dr. Kathy King ('97) In Nicaragua, Veterinarians Treat and Train details

 

 

 

Marty BeckerDr. Marty Becker ('80) 4 benefits to crate training your dog, InsideNova.com   details

 




Brad LeaMaster ('82) Brad LeaMasternamed new Oregon state veterinarian Details







Peter Anderson ('81)Peter Anderson American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP) awards Peter G. Anderson, DVM, PhD the 2012 ASIP Robbins Distinguished Educator Award
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 Danielle Wassink ('04) Veterinary Q&A: Bloody diarrhea Part 2 -- hemorrhagic gastroenteritis Details 





Theresa Fossum Theresa Fossum ('82) founder of the Texas Veterinary Cancer Registry Details 





Ray Ediger Ray Ediger ('61) elected president of the Frederick County Farm Bureau in Maryland
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 Norm RantanenNorm Rantanen ('67) receives award for veterinary excellence Details






John PoppeCOL John Poppe (WSU '86) assumes Army Veterinary Corps command Details






Cathy King Dr.Cathy King (WSU '97) founder of World Vets leads animal rescues around the globe. Details






Dr. Cindee Carlson (WSU '07) featured in the Lewiston Tribune.


 Dr. Vicki L. Thayer (WSU '76) is the new president of the Winn Feline Foundation board of directors, the foundation announced Nov. 1. Dr. Thayer succeeds actress Betty White, who remains on the board. details

RichardsDr. Herbert (Tim) Richards (WSU '84) was presented with the 2011 Consultant of the Year Award by the Academy of Veterinary Consultants (AVC).





John PoppeCOL John Poppe (WSU '86) President Barack Obama has nominated a Washington State University grad to be chief of the Veterinary Corps of the U.S. Army. Details





Dr Lukasik Dr. Victoria Lukasik (WSU '90) Understanding veterinary anethesia; Expert busts a myth and offers a tip on how to subdue a fractious cat
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Dr Eggert Dr. Leanne Eggert (WSU/OSU '02) Dr. Leanne Eggert's plans to become a veterinarian specializing in exotic pets has roots in her childhood. Details





Dr Harris Dr. Jeanene Harris (WSU MS '11), Dr. Jay McDonnell of Veterinary Neurology of the Chesapeake (VNoC) has announced that Dr. Jeanene Harris has joined the practice, making it the only veterinary neurology-neurosurgery practice in Maryland with two neurologists, both of whom are board certified. Details



Dr Anderson Dr. Peter Anderson (WSU '81), a professor of pathology at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, and a Washington State University alumni, has been awarded the 2011 Michele D. Raible M.D. Award for Distinguished Teaching in Undergraduate Medical Education by the Association of Pathology Chairs. Details



Dr Yong Ho ParkDr. Yong Ho Park (Ho) (WSU Ph.D.'91) was appointed Commissioner of Animal, Plant, and Fish Quarantine and Inspection Agency of South Korea on August 17, 2011. Ho earned his Ph.D. degree in the WSU Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology department, was formerly Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine of Seoul National University, and was recognized with the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine Distinguished Graduate Alumnus Award in 2008. Ho is currently an adjunct faculty member in the Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology department. His daughter Min is a fourth year veterinary student here at WSU.


Dr. Perryman
 Dr.Lance Perryman (WSU '70) steps down as Dean of Colorado State University. JAVMA News






Kari MarshallDr. Kerri Marshall (WSU '85) Named as Executive Vice President of Customer Experience for the Pet Insurance Provider Trupanion. PR Web






 Matt MickasDr. Matt Mickas (WSU '97) answers questions about Vaccinations for indoor cats in the Seattle Times







Kim NicholasDr. Kim Nicholas (WSU '84) answers questions about lumps and bumps in the Seattle Times









Joe HarariDr. Joe Harari (WSU '80) answers questions on aging dogs and arthritis in the Seattle Times









Sheryl McDevittDr. Sheryl McDevitt (WSU '77) discusses dressing your pet: function or fashion, in the Seattle Times. http://bit.ly/kUTiJv









Dr BottDr. Isaac Bott ('09) artificially inseminated a reindeer resulting in Sandy, one of the world's first baby reindeer to be conceived via AI.

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Summer 2011 - Field and StreamRead about CVM alumni Marty Becker (DVM '80), Leo Bustad (DVM '49), Todd Coleman ('04), Greg Ingman ('81), and Janice Seigford (PhD '03) in Washington State Magazines article "The Things We Do for our Dogs (and what they do for us)."

 


Dr McCutchanDr. Harold McCutchan ('81 BS in Biochemistry -pre-medical) Snohomish County orthopedic surgeon, was inducted in to the 2011 Blanchet High School Hall of Fame as part of the 1974 boys state soccer championship team. McCutchan played mid-field for the Blanchet soccer team for three years, and earned three varsity letters. In 1977, he went on to play on Seattle Pacific University's men's soccer team, which placed second in the NCAA championship. He also played on Washington State University's men's soccer team from 1978-1980, winning the NWICA championship all three years.

McCutchan has a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry (now part of the School of Molecular Biosciences) from WSU. He graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 1986 and completed residency at the University of Colorado Health Sciences in Denver.

He is an American Board-certified orthopedic surgeon, specializing in surgery of the hand and upper extremity, with special interest in sports injuries. He is in private practice in Everett and is affiliated with the American Medical Association, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the Washington State Medical Association.


MayberryMatthew Maberry ('47)  recalls the birth of the first elephant born in the United States in more than 40 years in "Packy & Me: The Incredible Tale of Doc Maberry and the Baby Elephant Who Made History." Maberry, 93, wrote the memoir with his wife, Patricia, and Michelle Trappen, a former reporter for The Oregonian. More

 


 

Marty BeckerDr. Marty Becker ('80) "America’s Veterinarian" is about to launch a new book and a national bus tour. Your Dog: The Owner’s Manual: Hundreds of Secrets, Surprises, and Solutions for Raising a Happy, Healthy Dog, hits bookstores on April 15, 2011 Soon after, Becker will embark on a 29-stop bus tour sponsored by the retailer Petco that will end in Boise on May 23.  More

 


 

John PoppeCOL John Poppe ('86) has been selected to be the next Dean of the Academy of Health Sciences, Ft. Sam Houston, TX.

He will replace the current Dean, COL Donna Whittaker (MS) in August 2011. COL Poppe is currently the Chief, Department of Veterinary Science, AMEDDC&S, and will be the second Veterinary Corps Officer to hold the position of Dean, AHS.







Sarah SampsonDr. Sarah Sampson ('99 DVM '08 Ph.D.) received the Camosun College Distinguished Alumni Award.
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Peter Anderson '81 Named to U.S. Medical Licensing Exam Committee

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Peter Anderson, D.V.M., Ph.D., professor and director of undergraduate pathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), has been appointed to the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 Committee.

In that role, Anderson will contribute to the content, standards and overall direction of the licensing examination program. The USMLE provides a common evaluation system for those applying for medical licensure. It is sponsored by the Federation of State Medical Boards and the National Board of Medical Examiners.

Anderson has been active with the USMLE since 2002 and chairs its Pathology Test Material Development Committee. He also is a member of a Step 1 Interdisciplinary Review Committee and is a test-committee representative to the board of medical examiners.

Anderson is a founding member of the International Association of Medical Science Educators and serves on its board of directors. Anderson earned his doctorate in experimental pathology at UAB after earning his doctorate of veterinary medicine at Washington State University.

Dr. Michael Ontiveros '96 has started VetVid, an online site that distributes informational veterinary videos on topics important to pet owners. http://www.vetvid.com/


Dr. Stan Coe '57 received the Dean's Extra Mile Award on May 14, given to an individual who has gone the "extra mile" for their college, and colleagues on many occasions.








Dr. Lance PerrymanDr. Lance Perryman DVM '70 PhD '75 received the WSU Distinguished Veterinary Alumnus Award.

Other recipients of the 2010 Veterinary Alumnus Awards

 

 

 


Dr. Kim Nicholas '84 published a children's book titled "A Special Place Called Moholo" based on his work with the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in South Africa. All proceeds will go to support the center.
 
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