Alumni News and Events
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
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) |
At the December 2013 AAEP Convention in Nashville TN, 2 WSU alumni and former
equine faculty were presented with Distinguished Educator awards.
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
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)
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.
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.
Jeffery Hein ('84) was honored by the Idaho Veterinarian
Medical Association with the 43rd Veterinarian of the Year
Thomas F. Meyer ('78) of Vancouver, Wash. was elected Chair of
the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Executive Board.
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.
Orton ('78) has been hired as the new head of the Department of
Clinical Sciences at Colorado State University.
Bailey ('96, '04 DVM) Congrats to DVM alumna, Dr. Tawnie K. Bailey
(’96, ’04 DVM), on her debut novel “She Smiles”!
Fossum ('82 DVM)
Founder of the new National Veterinary Cancer Registry
Wiler ('92 DVM, '88 BS) Receives the TurnKey Facility Leader of the
American Humane Association Welcomes "America's Veterinarian" Dr. Marty Becker
To Its Board Of Directors
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.|
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.
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
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.
Gen. John L. Poppe ('86) The chief of the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps,
recently was honored with the Washington State University Alumni Association
Alumni Achievement Award for outstanding accomplishments
in veterinary preventive medicine and distinguished military leadership.
received the Merial AABP Award for Excellence in Preventive Dairy Medicine at
the annual meeting of the AABP. September 2012
Receives Lifetime Achievement Award The Maryland Veterinarian September
How to stop a dogfight, part 6, Seattle Times September 2012
How to stop a dogfight, part 2, Seattle Times August 2012
Sid Gustafson ('79)
Socialization with Horses, Dogs, Cats With Dr Sid Gustafson on the Real Dr
New York Times Horse Racing Blog
Warmer weather bringing out ticks KNDU/KNDO
Vets on front line of global disease fight published in the Western Farm
Dr. Kathy King ('97) In Nicaragua, Veterinarians Treat and
Marty Becker ('80) 4 benefits to crate training your dog,
Brad LeaMaster ('82)
new Oregon state veterinarian
Peter Anderson ('81)
American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP) awards Peter G. Anderson,
DVM, PhD the 2012 ASIP Robbins Distinguished Educator Award
Danielle Wassink ('04)
Veterinary Q&A: Bloody diarrhea Part 2
-- hemorrhagic gastroenteritis
Theresa Fossum ('82)
founder of the Texas Veterinary Cancer
Ray Ediger ('61)
elected president of the Frederick County Farm
Bureau in Maryland
receives award for veterinary excellence
John Poppe (WSU '86)
assumes Army Veterinary Corps command
Dr.Cathy King (WSU '97)
founder of World Vets leads animal
rescues around the globe.
Dr. Cindee Carlson (WSU '07)
featured in the
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.
Herbert (Tim) Richards
(WSU '84) was presented with the 2011 Consultant
of the Year Award by the
Academy of Veterinary Consultants
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.
Dr. Victoria Lukasik (WSU '90)
anethesia; Expert busts a myth and offers a tip on how to subdue a fractious cat
Dr. Leanne Eggert (WSU/OSU '02)
Dr. Leanne Eggert's plans to
become a veterinarian specializing in exotic pets has roots in her childhood.
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.
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
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.Lance Perryman (WSU '70)
steps down as Dean of Colorado
Kerri Marshall (WSU '85)
Named as Executive Vice President of Customer
Experience for the Pet Insurance Provider Trupanion.
Matt Mickas (WSU '97)
answers questions about Vaccinations for indoor
cats in the
Kim Nicholas (WSU '84)
answers questions about lumps and bumps in the
Joe Harari (WSU '80)
answers questions on aging dogs and arthritis in
Sheryl McDevitt (WSU '77)
discusses dressing your pet: function or
fashion, in the Seattle Times.
Isaac Bott ('09)
artificially inseminated a reindeer resulting in
Sandy, one of the world's first baby reindeer to be conceived via AI.
the video at Fox 13
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)."
('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
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.
('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.
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.
('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 Sampson ('99 DVM '08 Ph.D.) received the Camosun College Distinguished
She is currently an assistant professor at Mississippi
State University's College of Veterinary Medicine.
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
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
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
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
Lance Perryman DVM '70 PhD '75
Distinguished Veterinary Alumnus Award
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