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  • Raymond Ediger ('61 DVM)

    Raymond Ediger

    Raymond Ediger ('61 DVM) - Ediger Receives Lifetime Achievement Award The Maryland Veterinarian, September 2012.

  • Allan Britten ('72)

    Allan Britten

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

  • Stan Coe ('57 DVM) and Muriel Slattum ('85 DVM)

    Stan Coe Muriel Slattum

    Stan Coe ('57 DVM) and Muriel Slattum ('85 DVM) - Watch a King 5 video on Dr. Stan Coe and Dr Muriel Slattum 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.

  • Hugh Butler ('54 DVM) - July 23, 2011

    Dr. Hugh Butler

    Hugh Butler ('54 DVM) - July 23, 2011

  • Terry Brown ('74)

    Terry Brown

    Terry Brown ('74) - 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.

  • Dan DeWeert ('78 DVM)

    Dan DeWeert

    Dan DeWeert ('78 DVM) - 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.

  • Nancy Gillett ('78)

    Nancy Gillett

    Nancy Gillett ('78) - 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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  • Carolyn Louise Downey (Skinner) ('88 DVM) - April 11, 2011

    Dr. Carolyn Louise Downey

    Carolyn Louise Downey (Skinner) ('88 DVM) - April 11, 2011

    Carolyn Louise Downey, DVM, passed away on April 11, 2011 in Omak, WA. She was 59 years old and died of ovarian cancer. She was born on February 28, 1952 in San Francisco, CA, the daughter of Edward Joseph Skinner and Catherine Eleanor Smith. Carol lived a short time in Milbrae, CA, but spent most of her growing up in Palos Verdes, CA. She attended St. John Fisher Catholic School and Rolling Hills High School where she graduated in 1970.
    Carol married Tom Downey in 1984. She graduated from Washington State University in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and a doctorate of veterinary medicine. She moved with her family to Omak in 1991. Carol has been a veterinarian in Omak since 1991, and in 2009 she bought and began operating The Animal Hospital of Omak. Carol loved animals. She loved working in the Omak community, being a veterinarian, and most of all, she loved her family.
    Carol is survived by her husband, Tom Downey; her daughters, Kelly and Nadine Downey, Omak, WA; her brothers George Skinner, Jacksonville, FL; Ed Skinner, Altadena, CA; Robb Skinner, Carlsbad, CA; Brian Skinner, Tiburon, CA; her sisters Nancy Skinner, Berkeley, CA; Patti Skinner Sulpizio, Valencia, CA; JoAnne Skinner, Albany, CA; Mary Skinner, Torrance, CA; and 21 nieces and nephews.

    A memorial celebrating Carol’s life will be held April 30, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Downey home, 1200 Oleander, Omak, WA.

  • Marty Becker ('80 DVM)

    Marty Becker

    Marty Becker ('80 DVM) - American Humane Association Welcomes "America's Veterinarian" Dr. Marty Becker To Its Board Of Directors

    Dr. Marty Becker ('80 DVM) - 4 benefits to crate training your dog,

    Dr. Marty Becker ('80 DVM) - "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.

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  • M. Gordon Hatcher ('52 DVM) - March 21, 2011

    Dr. Gordon Hatcher

    M. Gordon Hatcher ('52 DVM) - March 21, 2011

    Dr. Hatcher (WSU '52), 94, Sonoma, Calif., died March 21, 2011. Retired since the early 1990s, he was a mixed animal practitioner in California's Calaveras County and served as a relief veterinarian in southern California. Early in his career, Dr. Hatcher practiced in Modesto, Calif. A past director of Heifer International, he was involved with livestock projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Bolivia. After an earthquake and hurricane, Dr. Hatcher also assisted Peru and Honduras through the National Council of Churches. For his dedication to veterinary medicine in underdeveloped countries, he received the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Achievement Award in 1986. Dr. Hatcher served in the Air Corps during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Ellen, and two daughters. Memorials may be made to Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Pullman, WA 99164.

  • Rhonda Wiler ('92 DVM, '88 BS)

    Rhonda Wiler

    Rhonda Wiler ('92 DVM, '88 BS) - Receives the TurnKey Facility Leader of the Year Award.

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  • Theresa Fossum ('82 DVM)

    Theresa Fossum

    Theresa Fossum ('82 DVM) - Founder of the new National Veterinary Cancer Registry.

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  • Tawnie Bailey ('96, '04 DVM)

    Tawnie Bailey

    Tawnie Bailey ('96, '04 DVM) - Congrats to DVM alumna, Dr. Tawnie K. Bailey (’96, ’04 DVM), on her debut novel “She Smiles”!

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  • Christopher Orton ('78 DVM)

    Christopher Orton

    Christopher Orton ('78 DVM) - Dr. Christopher Orton has been hired as the new head of the Department of Clinical Sciences at Colorado State University.

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  • Cathy King ('97 DMV)

    Cathy King

    Cathy King ('97 DMV) - Veterinary medicine alumna Dr. Cathy King has been recognized for service to the profession with a 2013 Meritorious Service Award from the American Veterinary Medical Association.

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  • Thomas F. Meyer ('78 DVM)

    Thomas Meyer

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

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  • Jeffery Hein ('84 DVM)

    Jeffery Hein

    Jeffery Hein ('84 DVM) - Dr Jeffery Hein was honored by the Idaho Veterinarian Medical Association with the 43rd Veterinarian of the Year Award.

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  • Peter Anderson ('81 Ph.D.)

    Peter Anderson

    Peter Anderson ('81 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.

  • Nancy A. Gillett ('78)

    Nancy Gillett

    Nancy A. Gillett ('78) - 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.

  • Frank Nichols ('69 Dipl. ACVS)

    Frank Nichols

    Frank 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.

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