Dr. Bryan Slinker, Dean of the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine was honored as the 2012 WSVMA Faculty Member of the Year. Having accomplished a long list of achievements in a very short time as Dean, Dr. Slinker was recognized for his leadership since 2008 in guiding the college to uninterrupted accreditation in the face of the worst budget crisis in modern time. He also has established cooperative agreements with Utah State University and Seattle Humane, and is in the process of developing relationships with Montana State University and the Idaho Humane Society. “All these efforts are to produce greater opportunity for training for our students as well as others and ensure the profession gets a better product when they graduate.”
Washington State Veterinary Medical Association Awards Betsy Wheeler with the 2012 WSVMA Distinguished Veterinary Staff Award
The 2012 Distinguished Veterinary Staff Award went to Betsy Wheeler, a long-time technician in the Washington State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital in the oncology section. Nominated by Dr. Janean Fidel, she says Betsy, “…has the single best work ethic in the VTH,” a tribute to her professionalism.