Since her graduation from WSU in 1987, Dr. Kathryn Bayne has led
a distinguished career in bettering the lives of animals used in
clinical research. Dr. Bayne has been cited as a true "one health"
practitioner with research animals worldwide benefitting from
improved care, while society benefits from the scientific advances
these animals make possible. At WSU, she completed a PhD in wildlife
biology and has joined the National Institutes of Health as a
veterinary behaviorist. She is currently the Global Director for the
Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal
Care International (AAALACI), and an affiliate professor of Animal
Science at the University of Hawaii. Her work as an internationally
recognized knowledgeable and pragmatic leader in the field of
laboratory animal medicine makes her aptly deserving of this year's
2009 Distinguished Veterinary Alumni Award for Excellence in
Teaching and Research.
Dr. Robert M. Nakamura
2008 Distinguished Veterinary Alumni Award for
Excellence in Teaching and Research
The work of Dr. Robert M. Nakamura (WSU DVM '59) has had a
significant impact on the animal agriculture of Hawaii. His
research into dairy cattle where hot climates impact
reproductive efficiency and milk production have made Holsteins
in that state among the most productive in the world. Research
he now promotes to third world countries. Concurrently, his work
with fisheries has significantly impacted Hawaii's tuna and
aquaculture industry allowing the state to compete
internationally. Dr. Nakamura has also played a historical role
in his studies of swine influenza with the discovery that animal
reservoirs are the primary route of transmission, not a
nematode-earthworm vector as previously believed. His name is
also synonymous with pre-veterinary studies where he has
mentored two generations of students at the University of
Hawaii. Privately, he is said to be a consummate baseball fan.
His lifetime commitment and dedication are worthy of this year's
2008 Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Distinguished Veterinary Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching
Dean Bayly & Dr Jack Robinette
Dr. Jack Robinette
2008 Distinguished Veterinary Alumni Award for
Excellence in Teaching and Research
The success of Dr. Jack Robinette can be measured in the
students he taught as a veterinary surgeon at Washington State
University's College of Veterinary
Medicine. Of the nearly 20 letters
of support we received, many called him "that rare professor who
could tie his clinical experience to his academic world." In his
two decades of instruction, he developed and mastered soft
tissue surgical techniques still employed by today's
veterinarians. As a researcher, he was been published in a
number of surgical and scientific journals, and was well sought
after as a speaker at State and National meetings. For his life
of work dedicated to the training of future veterinarians, we
honor Dr. Robinette with this year's 2008 Washington State
University College of Veterinary Medicine Distinguished
Veterinary Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research.
George Krakowa with Dean Bayly
Dr. (George) Steven Krakowka
Distinguished Veterinary Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching
Dr. Steven Krakowka (WSU DVM '70) is an outstanding
veterinary immunologist and pathologist with major research
accomplishments in the study of viral and bacterial disease,
while contributing fundamental knowledge of numerous infectious
diseases important to veterinary and human medicine. He served
for 13 years as the American editor for Veterinary Immunology
and Immunopathology, while maintaining funding for his
gnotobiotic laboratory. In 2006 Dr. Krakowka was listed as the
11th most cited veterinary research scientist in the world by
Science Watch International. In addition he has been cited as an
innovative teacher, and has mentored a number of outstanding
veterinarians through their graduate education. His record of
achievement is aptly deserving of this years 2008 Washington
State University College of Veterinary Medicine Distinguished
Veterinary Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research.
Awards presented in 2007
Dr. Nancy Gillett
('76 BS, '78 DVM ) for Excellence in Teaching and Research - Dr.
Gillett is currently the President of Global Preclinical Services
for Charles River Laboratories. She has distinguished herself with
outstanding contributions in toxicological pathology that have had a
profound impact on animal and human health.
Provost Robert Bates, Dr Roger
McClellan, Dr Gillett, Dean Bayly
Dr. David Anderson ('61 DVM) for Excellence in Teaching and
Research - Dr. Anderson served as the Dean of the University of Georgia's
College of Veterinary Medicine from 1975 to 1996. His work in medical
microbiology and avian medicine includes authoring 30 publications dealing
with avian disease, and is most noted for his work uncovering the
relationship between environmental conditions, and infectious agents.
Provost Robert Bates, Dr David Anderson, Dean Bayly
Dr. Michael Hauser ('84 DVM) for Excellence in Practice -
Dr. Hauser is currently the Director of the Dubai Equine Hospital, a
position he has held since its inception in 1992. He is credited with being
the primary force behind bringing leading edge equine medicine and surgery
to the Middle East.
Provost Robert Bates, Dr. Michael Hauser
Dean Bayly, Norm Lewis
Presented in 2006
Dr. Kenneth Sinibaldi ('69 DVM) for Excellence in Veterinary
Dr. Sinibaldi has dedicated his entire
career to developing new and improved
procedures for use in veterinary surgery and
then sharing them with his colleagues. He
has been involved in over 30 major research
projects, and has taught for nearly 4
decades. Yet to his closest friends, it is
his work as an outstanding practitioner that
led to this award.
abound both publicly and privately of his treatment of family
pets, police dogs, and even zoo animals. Dr. Sinibaldi has
donated countless hours of time, and energy to helping agencies
such as the Woodland Park Zoo, and the Seattle and King County
K-9 Police Departments. Yet perhaps his greatest compliment came
from his fellow practitioners who insist there is no better
animal caregiver they would rather turn for distinguished
surgical treatment and care, then Dr. Kenneth Sinibaldi.|
Dr. Steve Haskins ('69 DVM) for Excellence in Teaching and Research
Dr. Steve Haskins singular contribution has been his unwavering commitment
to development of critical patient care as a specialty within veterinary
medicine in which he is considered by many to be an absolute pioneer, and
Dr. Haskins was a catalyst in forming the Veterinary Emergency and
Critical Care Society and the American College of Veterinary Emergency
Critical Care, and established one of the first residency programs in small
animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine. In his over 60 published
research works in anesthesia and critical care, and an equal number of book
chapter and teaching publications. He has had a strong impact in the
creation of new scientific knowledge in the field, and with the evolution
the art and science of intensive patient care.
His students and residents speak of him fondly as a gifted and dedicated
teacher, who holds the rare honor of receiving the Norden Distinguished Teacher
Awards from two universities (U of Minnesota, UC Davis). He has also received
the ACVECC Scientific Achievement Award, the VECCS Distinguished Service Award,
and the AMC Distinguished Alumni award. Among the comments written in support of
Dr. Haskins, one in particular stands out: �there are fewer than a handful of
individuals in the world who can match Dr. Haskins from the perspective of world
renown, scholarly activity, and teaching skills.
Dr. Loren Koller ('65 DVM) for Excellence in Teaching and
Dr. Koller has led a long a distinguished
career as both a biomedical researcher, and
academic veterinary medicine professor. Dr.
Koller is credited with pioneering, and founding
the scientific discipline known as "immunotoxicology",a
worldwide recognized field of research that
provides a new direction in both basic and
Dr. Koller's early research endeavors led to an entirely new
environmental research field that has provided countless career
opportunities for veterinarians. From 1985 - 95 he served as the Dean of the
College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University. Dr. Koller has
been recognized by the National Academy of Sciences for his medical and
scientific expertise, and has been invited by the United Nations to serve as
an Inspector for Weapons of Mass Destruction. He currently serves as an
Environmental Health and Toxicology consultant using his expertise to
improve and assure a safe work environment for workers, and the public in
Dr. Charles Martin ('65 DVM) DVM, MS, DACVO for Excellence in
Teaching and Research
Dr. Charles L. Martin continued with an internship in small animal medicine at
the University of Pennsylvania followed by graduate studies at The Ohio State
University where he received a Master of Science degree with a specialty in
Dr. Martin is a charter diplomate of the American College of
Veterinary Ophthalmologists and its past president serving twice on
the board of regents and its examination and credentials committee.
He also is a past president of the American Society of Veterinary
A distinguished emeritus professor at the University of Georgia he has
authored over 150 scientific publications ,including numerous book chapters and
two text-books, most recently Ophthalmic Disease in Veterinary Medicine. His
pioneering work and reference material in biomicroscopy ,glaucoma and
keratoconjunctivits sicca is foundational to training ophthalmologists Hailed as
a gifted teacher with a quest for knowledge and scientific advancement in the
field of veterinary ophthalmology his career of more than forty years has
touched the lives of countless numbers of veterinarians. In making the
nomination for Dr. Martin, Dr. William Yarely, ('69) writes "Dr. Martin's
research was driven by a need to know, and by the voids in veterinary
literature.(His) work is held as the standard today as it was when published
some 35 years previous. He didn�t seek glory or honors; he just quietly went
about his work.
Awards Presented in 2005
Dr. Fletcher Hahn for Excellence in Teaching and Research
Professional Career Notes
- Dr. Fletcher Hahn has made outstanding contributions to
understanding the pathogenesis of pulmonary diseases produced by inhaled
radioactive and chemical agents. Thus, improving our scientific basis
for occupational and environmental human health standards. Dr. Hahn's
contributions have been recognized on a national and international level
and have brought recognition to the veterinary medical field, in
particular, veterinary pathology.
- Dr. Hahn has authored or co-authored over 270 papers and reports,
and has been called to serve on several national and international
expert panels evaluating pathological changes in critical studies used
to evaluate human health risks.
- For many years, Dr. Hahn was the on-site coordinator for a
collaborative research training program conducted by the Lovelace
Respiratory Research Institute in conjunction with the Department of
Veterinary Pathobiology, Purdue University.
- Employed with US Army Veterinary Corp Division of Nuclear Medicine,
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Washington DC after graduation
from WSU in 1964.
- Employed at Lovelace Inhalation Toxicology Research Institute,
Albuquerque, NM for 33 years.
Professional Affiliations And Honoraries
- American College of Veterinary Pathologists (Diplomate, 1971)
- American Association for the Advancement of Science
- American Association of Zoos and Aquariums
- American Veterinary Medical Association
- CL Davis Foundation for Advancement of Veterinary Pathology,
- Health Physics Society
- New Mexico Veterinary Medical Association
- New Mexico Zoological Society Board Member 1972-1984, President
- Radiation Research Society
- Society of Toxicologic Pathologists, Full Member
- Society of Toxicology, Full Member
Dr. Thomas Newland for Excellence in
Department of Agriculture, Worked on Brucellosis
and Tuberculosis in cattle and Trichinosis in
General Practice, Chatsworth, CA
- Los Angeles and Southern California
- US Army Base Veterinarian, Augsberg,
- Small Animal Welfare Clinic
Associate, Naples, Italy
Membership in Community and
- Post WWII American Legion and Veterans
of Foreign Wars
Parent Teacher Association member when his
children were in school.
Chamber of Commerce, Executive Summary during
Chapter of the Veterinary Medical Association,
Veterinary Medical Association
- American Veterinary Medical Association
According to Dr. Jack Robinette, Tom Newland has
always shared wisdom, maturity, and a calm voice.
Dr. Newland's priorities in life: maintain
health and happiness, to love his family and friends, to think
veterinary medicine everyday, and to continue his support of the
Class Newsletter (Veterinary Class WSC, 1954). Tom was one of
the founders of this annual publication which has been in
continuous publication for over 50 years now.
Dr. Marvin Prentice for Excellence in Practice
Dr. Prentice's wife Barbara accepting award from
Dean Warwick Bayly
- New Plymouth, ID, Mixed Practice
- Long Acres Racetrack, WA Racetrack
- Bay Meadows Racetrack, CA Racetrack
- Started Fairview Pet Clinic in January, 1969, in Goleta, CA Small
Animal Practice (Retired and sold this practice in 2001)
Membership in Community and Professional
- Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce
- Goleta Chamber of Commerce
- WIA - on the job training work force investment act, Santa Barbara
County. Dr. Prentice hired people in need and trained them.
- Regularly spoke at junior and senior high school career days to
promote the field of veterinary medicine when his children were in
- Member of American Veterinary Medical Association for 54 years.
- Member of California Academy of Veterinary Medicine for 28 years.
(Academy was discontinued in 2000)
- Member of California Veterinary Medical Association for 35 years.
CVMA has records of Dr. Prentice obtaining 36 CE credits every two
- Santa Barbara Ventura Veterinary Association
- Washington Thoroughbred Breeders Association
- California Thoroughbred Breeders Association
- Active member of Dog Adoption and Welfare Group where he actively
participated in donating many hours of medical and surgical assistance,
giving many dogs a second chance.
- Active member in Catalyst for Cats trap-neuter-return program. Dr.
Prentice was the first veterinarian in Santa Barbara County to help this
Special Notes/Distinguishing Characteristics
- Strong love for orthopedic surgery and developed many specialized
pins and plates that he has used.
- Worked for the County of Santa Barbara Animal Services working
essentially for free, donating his time for brain removal of potentially
rabid specimens. Noted as being, �very responsible to the County.
- Dr. Prentice is a tall man (about 6'7"), but has never been too tall
to bend over and clean out a kennel or take out the trash.
- Daughter Vicki wrote, He is kind, gentle, understanding, and
instills character, leadership, and individuality.
Awards Presented in 2004
Dr. Dean Smith
for Excellence in Practice
This year's winner began his life on a farm in Eastern, Washington, where
those who knew him believed early on, he held the talent, interest, and
cultural background to become one of the area's top veterinarians.
Unfortunately, his dreams took an early turn towards the medical profession.
In the early 1940's, he turned to Washington State College, for life as an
undergraduate in the pre-medical curriculum.
But his friends tell us, college has a way of guiding young lives. In
fact, they seem split on what actually changed his life. Was it his
heritage? Perhaps a farm life had instilled within him a lasting interest in
animals, and agriculture as a vocation? Others we spoke we insist, it may
have been the lure of veterinary college, located at the center of campus,
commonly referred to as the vet shack, a place where young students would
pass, and find themselves instilled with a curiosity that could last a
lifetime. With our award winner's long and prestigious career, it appears
our good Doctor, made the right choice.
Passage from a letter written by a fellow classmate regarding the nomination
for this award. (He) started out life with a distinct handicap, a congenital
webbing of the fingers. I understand that he had corrective surgery at a
young age, but the results were not too successful. One would think that his
manual dexterity would be compromised, but that was not the case. He played
in the high school band, and participated in sports. He still plays golf.
The writer adds I believe (he) has brought out the best in me.
Our award winner brings with him an outstanding host of credentials.
- Past President of the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association
- Washington State Veterinarian
- Fullbright Lecturer at the University of Cairo, spending a year with
his family in Cairo, Egypt
- Foreign animal disease diagnostician following training at the USDA
facility at Plum Island, New York
- Director of the Oregon State University Diagnostic lab
- Was instrumental in the management of paratuberculosis infected
herds and the development of a vaccine
- Was instrumental in the introduction and implementation of
fluorescent antibody testing to the diagnostic lab at Oregon State, that
reduced diagnostic times from 2 to 3 days to under 2-hours.
But behind his accomplishments, there runs a theme among the many letters
we received nominating our winner for this award, telling us this Doctor is
a brilliant diagnostician. That he has served as an exemplary model for
young professionals through his unfailing courtesy in his interpersonal
dealings and accuracy in assessing problems. These are qualities that have
best encouraged young students to enter a career in the veterinary
profession because they'd like to be just like him.
A close friend describes him as a leader in veterinary medicine, who has
helped raise the stature of the profession and that his life achievement,
his personality, and his friendship have been an inspiration. We couldn't
agree more. In fact, the only person who has been surprised by this award
has been the recipient himself.
Dr. Jack Reynolds for Excellence in Teaching and Research
From his earliest days here at Washington State University we
knew our award winner was something special, finishing 2nd in
his class a full semester ahead of his classmates. For the past
23-years, he has helped revolutionize the technology and
approach to pre-clinical drug safety testing. Our award winner
is credited with introducing an integrated model of Risk
Management that helps bring new drugs to market, with better
understanding of the potential adverse effects of the
Simply put, the model makes drugs more effective, and reduces the time
needed to bring them to the marketplace. His contributions have been
critical to several of today's leading drugs for human and veterinary
medicine including Zoloft, Celebrex, and Relpax, to name a few.
Comments from fellow graduates:
- He is a pioneer, a vigorous proponent of harnessing new technologies
to advance the predictive power of toxicology research.
- A global thought leader
- A truly innovative, and uniquely creative thinker
- is driven to make a difference.
- he has changed the lives of others.
His friends say, if you ask about which of his personal accomplishments
he is most proud, you're likely to hear the story of the day he was
challenged to debate his positions on Safety and Evaluation against a
conservative European regulator on their long standing precautionary
principles. It is those principles upon which many European agencies base
their regulatory decisions. Before a crowd of some three thousand, it would
be our recipient, who would carry the day, with a resounding 97% support for
his innovative ideas.
But his work is not limited to the laboratory. It may be in the classroom,
where his greatest achievements are reached. He has developed a Risk
Management Seminar Series that has been recognized by an unmatched cadre of
leading scientists worldwide in using basic biology in the development of
pharmaceuticals. It is a course that has been adopted by the FDA. He is also
the founding member of a biomedical consortium that provides K through 12
education to increase the awareness of laboratory animal activities and
biological research issues. He has had a significant impact on their latest
campaign called Is it Safe?, which helps students make better choices using
science, and risk assessment.
Currently, our award winner is the Senior Vice President at Zoetis Global
Research and Development, and head of Worldwide Drug Safety and Evaluation,
for the world's largest and most successful pharmaceutical company. It is an
impressive position that has the potential to affect the lives of millions
of people worldwide.
Married, to his lovely wife Nancy, with two children, our 1975 graduate is
said to still practice veterinary medicine. But his clients are limited to
the pets of friends, and those within his family.
Awards Presented in 2003
Dr. Tats Matsuoka for teaching and research
Each year, the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine selects one or
two distinguished veterinary Alumni recipients from a list of
approximately 3,800 alumni. This year Dr. Tats Matsuoka was
awarded the distinguished veterinary Alumni award for both
teaching and research.
Dr. Matsuoka was born in Seattle in 1928, the son of immigrant Japanese
vegetable farmers who lived in Bellevue. Shortly after World War II started Dr.
Matsuoka and his entire family were interned by the U.S. Government, eventually
landing in Chinook, Montana. There they were allowed to work on a local farm
which resulted in the young man missing some school each fall when he helped
with the sugar beet harvest. Still he graduated in the top 10 percent of his
class in 1946 from Chinook High School and joined the U.S. Air Force. Following
his discharge in 1948, he attended the University of Minnesota earning a B.A in
microbiology in 1952.
For the next three years he worked at the Montana State Veterinary Research
Laboratory where he was associated with such notable veterinarians as Drs.
Hadley Marsh, John Safford, and Everitt Tunnicliff. In 1955, he applied to
Washington State College's College of Veterinary Medicine and was accepted for
the Class of 1959. Following his graduation, he again worked for Montana in both
their diagnostic laboratories and the state veterinary research laboratory in
In 1963, Eli Lilly Research Laboratories in Greenfield, Indiana, recruited
him to bring his knowledge and experience to their corporate arena. He stayed
with Lilly until his retirement in 1992. His first work combined inactivated
bacteria and viruses in a novel approach that was successful for treating
respiratory disease in calves. This work resulted in at least two of his
earliest professional publications and set the stage for decades of
collaborative effort with scientists both within and outside of Lilly. While at
Lilly, he helped the company develop and market some of the world standards for
antibiotics for treating respiratory illnesses in animals. Perhaps his greatest
accomplishment was leadership of a diverse group of scientists and
administrators that resulted in the development of Micotil, a trademarked
antibiotic. Micotil was a first-line treatment product used on feedlot cattle to
treat and control bovine respiratory disease or Shipping Fever. He also led the
effort to produce a second trademark product, Pulmotil, an antibiotic used to
treat and control respiratory diseases in pigs.
Later, he led the effort to produce a key ingredient in the product Coban,
used to control coccidiosis in poultry and in Rumensin, a product that increases
feed efficiency in cattle. The ingredient was monensin, and he later showed an
extraordinary sensitivity of horses to the compound leading to two peer reviewed
Tylosin, an injectable used to control pneumonia in pigs, and as an oral
product used to control pneumonia in calves was the focus of his research not
long after. Again this research in the so-called corporate laboratory resulted
in at least two publications shared by the entire scientific community. In
horses however, the drug was shown by our recipient and his team to cause a
severe colic and thus the species boundaries were well established once again.
Dr. Matsuoka grew up in a time of war and duress many of us will never
experience. His family was uprooted and relocated yet he succeeded as if it
never happened. His brothers and sisters all went on to college, too.
The CVM honored Dr. Matsuoka's past work and accomplishments in an awards
ceremony at WSU on April 4, 2003.
Awards Presented in 2002
Joe Bergevin, ('60 DVM ) -Excellence in Veterinary
Dr. Joe "JD" Bergevin was born and raised in Walla Walla, Wash,
where he learned to train horses. He later used those skills to
put himself through college with rodeo circuit earnings. JD
earned a DVM degree from the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine
in 1960, and founded the Woodinville Equine Hospital (originally
the Woodinville Veterinary Hospital) with Dr. Frank Merritt in
1975. Dr. Bergevin is a pioneer in equine arthroscopy, and is
considered an expert in the diagnosis of equine lameness,
navicular injuries and degeneration. Bergevin has spent a major
part of his career learning about the best practical treatments
for colic, and more recently he developed major advancements in
equine dentistry. His humor, integrity, enthusiasm, knowledge
and never-ending curiosity have made him a mentor and an
inspiration to many. He was described by a colleague as the
"epitome of an equine veterinarian." When describing the
practice of veterinary medicine, Dr. Bergevin is fond of the
phrase, "Ya gotta have the fever," and he has proven to everyone
that he most definitely does.
Awards Presented in 2001
Dr. Conrad Ferreira ('45 DVM)-Excellence in
Dr. Conrad Ferreira is the 2001 recipient of the Washington
State University Distinguished Veterinary Alumni Award for
Excellence in Veterinary Practice. He is described by colleagues
as a "dedicated veterinary practitioner." Dr. Ferreira came to
WSU in 1941 and graduated in 1945. Not long after graduation, he
established his practice in Cottonwood, CA where he spent 55
years as a veterinarian. He is still a consultant for the
practice today. In the past, Ferreira was an advisor to Chico
State University and Shasta College, and has been a member of
several hospital boards and fair boards. He was inducted into
the Western Fairs Association Hall of Fame in 1985, and just
over a decade later, he was inducted into Chico State
University's Hall of Honor in 1998. In 1991 he was named the
American Association for Bovine Practitioners (A.A.B.P.) Bovine
Practitioner of the Year. A colleague described Dr. Ferreira as
"one of the best known cow doctors of his time."
Dr. Orland Soave ('44 DVM)-Excellence in Teaching &
Dr. Orland Soave was the 2001 recipient of the WSU Distinguished
Veterinary Alumni Award. Dr. Soave was in private practice from
1947-1953. He then became the Director of the Division of
Laboratory Animal Medicine at Stanford University and served
from 1960. He was also an Associate Professor of Microbiology
during his time at Stanford. After retirement he continued to
serve as a consultant. Soave was a founding member of what is
now known as the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of
Laboratory Animal Care International, and a past president of
ACLAM and the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science.
Soave published over 100 papers relating to veterinary medicine.
His degree in veterinary medicine paired with his Bachelor of
Law Degree from LaSalle University made him an expert in
veterinary law. He published several books on the topic,
including, Animals, The Law, and Veterinary Medicine
(1997); The Human Animal Bond (1998); and Animal
Rhythms (1999). Dr. Soave was a leader in his class at WSU
and graduated in the class of 1944. He served as director of the
Washington State Alumni Association, and helped in many ways to
increase external support for the Washington State University
College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Soave passed away in April
2004; he will always be remembered for the great contributions
he made to the community of veterinary medicine.
Awards Presented in 1999
McClellan ('60 DVM) -
Excellence in Teaching &
Roger McClellan knew he
wanted to attend
Washington State from
his first visit in
1953. Then Washington
State College, Dr.
McClellan was one of 800
students visiting for a
Future Farmers of
America convention. Dr.
McClellan worked at his
high school farm as a
teen, where he assisted
in managing a flock of
sheep that were a
control group in a
Hanford nuclear facility
study. It was there that
he first became
acquainted with Dr. Leo
Bustad, a research
veterinarian at Hanford
and later the dean of
the WSU College of
Veterinary Medicine. As
an undergraduate at WSU,
McClellan majored in
and pre-vet medicine. He
spent his summers
working at Hanford,
Bustad in his
research.That paid off
when he was able to use
the research he
conducted on Cesium 137
metabolism, and turn it
into his honors thesis.
Throughout his career,
Dr. McClellan has
combined his veterinary
work with science and
research. It was his
post with the United
States Atomic Energy
Commission Division of
Biology and Medicine in
Washington, D.C. that
gave him insight into
funding, and human
health concerns. In 1966
at only 29 years old,
McClellan was hired at
the Lovelace Biomedical
Research Institute in
Albuquerque, New Mexico
to run his own lab. He
later left Lovelace to
serve as president of
the Chemical Industry
Institute of Toxicology
until 1999. Dr.
McClellan was referred
to as "the archetype of
a WSU veterinary Alumni"
by a colleague, and he
has advised public and
private research efforts
Dr. Kyle Frandle
('80 DVM) - Excellence
Dr. Kyle Frandle graduated from Washington State University with a B.S. in Biology, and went on to receive his M.S. in Reproductive Physiology at WSU. He later returned as a Coug to complete his DVM in 1980. After graduation, Dr. Frandle interned at Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital in small animal medicine and surgery. Soon after, he purchased Los Gatos Dog and Cat Hospital, then a single-doctor practice with one technician. Today Los Gatos is one of the largest general practice facilities in the San Francisco Bay Area with a staff of 40, seeing over 20,000 patients a year. Kyle returns to WSU annually to bring a real-world perspective to the Diagnostic Challenges course offered to second year students where he discusses leadership and "Life After Veterinary School." His main focus is to assist students in making the transition to veterinary professionals. Frandle is a past president of the Santa Clara Valley Medical Association, and is a member of the California Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association, Council of 100 Leadership Committee. He received the Best of Los Gatos Veterinarian award from 1997-2002, and the Town of Los Gatos Commendation in 2003. In 2000 he was named California Humane Society's "Humanitarian of the Year." Dr. Frandle is married with three sons, two cats named Gus and Cat Benetar, and a dog named Annie. In his free time, Dr. Frandle enjoys the outdoors, spending time with his family and friends, and gardening. He can often be found at the Santa Cruz Mountain Crystal Creek Vineyard, where he grows grapes and makes wine. And if you're ever in the area, be sure to keep an eye out because you just might see him driving his old truck with the California license plate, "WSU CVM."
Awards Presented in 1998
Dr. Raymond Reed ('51 DVM) - Excellence in Teaching &
is his great attention to detail and passion for research that
makes Dr. Raymond Reed so deserving of the 1999 WSU
Distinguished Veterinary Alumni Award in Teaching and Research.
A 1951 graduate of the Washington State University College of
Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Reed has spent the majority of his
career mentoring students and contributing to substantial
research in the area of veterinary medicine. He is considered an
expert in the area of livestock and poisonous plants in the
southwestern United States, and was the co-author of the
publication, "Livestock Poisoning Plants of Arizona." Before
coming to WSU, Dr. Reed was a member of the United States Army
Air Corp from 1943-46 and earned the rank of 1st Lieutenant.
After graduation in 1951, he worked in private practice at Mesa
Veterinary Hospital in Mesa, Arizona until 1952, where they
specialized in both farm and small companion animals. He worked
nights and weekends at Blue Cross Animal Hospital from 1952-53.
Dr. Reed spent much of his career at the University of Arizona
as a professor and advisor. He is a member of the AVMA and the
Arizona Veterinary Medical Association, where he served past
terms as secretary-treasurer and president. In 1959 he was
awarded Arizona Veterinarian of the Year. Dr. Reed is married to
Verley J. Reed, and has two children, Laurie and Paul.
Dr. Everett Macomber ('63 DVM ) - Excellence in
Teaching & Research
Everett Macomber is a 1963 DVM alumni of Washington State
University. Dr. Macomber has been involved in organized
veterinary medicine for over two decades, during which time he
has held offices including president of the Washington State
Veterinary Medical Association in 1987, and President of the
American Veterinary Medical Association in 1992. He served in
the AVMA House of Delegates from 1976-84, and was a member of
the AVMA Executive Board from 1984-90. Dr. Macomber was the 1993
recipient of the WSU Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award. He
has been a member of the Centralia School Board for 10 years and
the Centralia Kiwanis Club for 20 years, and has served as
president of both organizations. In his free time Dr. Macomber
enjoys breeding and selling brood mares. He is married to
Barbara Macomber, and they have three children: Lori, Merili and
Todd. Macomber was also the recipient of the WSU Dad of the Year
Award in 1985. He is
described by colleagues as a confident leader who inspires other
vets to "do better as a veterinarian and as a person."
Awards Presented in 1996
Dr. Stanley B. Coe ('57 DVM) - Excellence in Practice
Dr. Stanley B. Coe received his DVM from Washington State
University in 1957. He studied one year of his undergrad at
Central Washington College (now Central Washington University)
before transferring to finish his undergrad at WSU as well. Dr.
Coe has worked at both the Guilfoil Animal Hospital and the
Elliott Bay Animal Hospital. He is well-known for his
contributions to the re-opening of the Doney Clinic in Seattle
in 1988. The Doney Clinic treats animals of the homeless for
free. This clinic is totally supported by private efforts and
were it not for Dr. Coe's willingness to volunteer his time, the
success of the clinic would not have been possible. He has been
past president of several organizations, including Sigma Phi
Epsilon Fraternity at WSU, King County Cougar Club, the Seattle
Veterinary Medical Association, Magnolia Kiwanis Club in
Seattle, and the WSU Alumni Association. He served two terms on
the Seattle Animal Control Commission. Dr. Coe was Chairman of
Board of Deacons, Chairman of Board of Trustees, and Vice
Moderator at the Magnolia Congregational Church in Seattle. He
received the WSU Alumni Achievement Award in 1987, and was the
1988 Washington State Veterinary Medical Association
Veterinarian of the Year. Dr. Coe has contributed to WSU in many
ways, including serving as Campaign Chair for the WSU College of
Veterinary Medicine in 1995, and on the WSU Veterinary Alumni
Board of Directors. Dr. Coe has a wife, Marge, and two children:
Cindy and Roger. He is described as a loving and committed
father and grandfather, and was WSU "Dad of the Year" in 1984.
His hobbies include fishing and hunting in his free time.
Dr. Floris M. (Dick) Garner ('50
-Excellence in Teaching & Research
receiving his DVM in 1950 from WSU, Dr. Floris M. (Dick) Garner
went to work at Kindness Animal Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona for
a year. He then enrolled in the Veterinary Corps in the U.S.
Army at various installations. He served in the army from
1951-58. In 1958, he began work at the Veterinary Pathology
Division of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) in
Washington, DC, where he stayed until 1971. From 1971-72 Dr.
Garner worked at the National Zoological Park in Washington, DC
and after that moved to work at Litton Bionetics, Inc. in
Kensington, Maryland. He was at Litton Bionetics, Inc. for 5
years. After leaving Litton Bionetics in 1977, Dr. Garner began
work as a consultant in veterinary pathology in Rockville,
Maryland. A friend of Dr. Garner said, "His commitment and
enthusiasm for excellence in veterinary pathology have inspired
me." Dr. Garner has been a member of various professional
organizations ranging from the American Veterinary Medical
Association and the International Academy of Pathology, to the
AVMA and the World Federation of Neuropathologists. He was
president of the District of Columbia Veterinary Medical
Association in 1970. He also served as Secretary/Treasurer of
the American College of Veterinary Pathologists from 1967-1973,
and was president in 1975. Dr. Garner has always been active in
his community, serving as a member of the Impaired Veterinarians
Committee for the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association, and
Councilor for the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington,
DC. He has also been a consultant in veterinary medicine to the
Property Owners Association in Bethany Beach, Delaware. Dick is
married to Anita C. Garner, and they have three children:
Richard, Timothy and Michael. His hobbies include pistol
marksmanship, photography, travel, and he is considered a Civil
War buff by friends, enjoying the history of the war.