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  • Jack S. Dunlap (DVM) - September 25, 2011

    Jack DunlapJack S. Dunlap (DVM) - September 25, 2011

    Dr. Jack S. Dunlap, a long-time resident of Pullman, died Sept. 25, 2011, in Reno, Nev.

    Dr. Dunlap earned his bachelor's degree in zoology from the University of California, Berkeley and his Master of Science in parasitology and doctor of veterinary medicine degrees from Michigan State University in 1949 and 1950. Dr. Dunlap began his career at Washington State University in 1950 as an assistant professor of veterinary parasitology in the College of Veterinary Medicine. He became a full professor in 1961. During his tenure, Dr. Dunlap also served as acting chair of the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology.

    He was a veteran of the Army, attaining the rank of first lieutenant. Dr. Dunlap retired from WSU in 1978 as professor emeritus. After retiring from teaching and research, he loved to spend time at his cabin on Lake Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, reading, golfing and traveling. Dr. Dunlap is survived by a son, daughter, stepdaughter and several grandchildren.

    Published Online in the Moscow-Pullman Daily News on Dec. 17, 2011.
  • Lance Perryman ('70 DVM, WSU)

    Lance Perryman

    Lance Perryman ('70 DVM, WSU) - Dr. Lance Perryman steps down as Dean of Colorado State University.


    Lance Perryman ('70 DVM, '75 PhD) - Received the WSU Distinguished Veterinary Alumnus Award.

  • Yong Ho Park (Ho) ('91 WSU Ph.D.)

    Yong Ho Park

    Yong Ho Park (Ho) ('91 WSU Ph.D.) - Dr. Yong Ho Park 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.

  • Jeanene Harris ('11 DVM, WSU MS)

    Jeanene Harris

    Jeanene Harris ('11 DVM, WSU MS) - 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.

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  • Leanne Eggert ('02 DVM, WSU/OSU)

    Leanne Eggert

    Leanne Eggert ('02 DVM, WSU/OSU) - Dr. Leanne Eggert's plans to become a veterinarian specializing in exotic pets has roots in her childhood.

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  • Herbert (Tim) Richards ('84 DVM, WSU)

    Herbert Richards

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

  • Victoria Lukasik ('90 DVM, WSU)

    Victoria Lukasik

    Victoria Lukasik ('90 DVM, WSU) - Understanding veterinary anethesia; Expert busts a myth and offers a tip on how to subdue a fractious cat.

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  • COL John Poppe ('86 DVM, WSU)

    John Poppe

    COL John Poppe ('86 DVM, WSU) - Assumes Army Veterinary Corps command.


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

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    COL John Poppe ('86 DVM, WSU) - 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.


    Brig. Gen. John L. Poppe ('86 DMV) - 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.

  • Norm Rantanen ('67 DVM)

    Norm Rantanen

    Norm Rantanen ('67 DVM) - Receives award for veterinary excellence.

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  • George Robert Oakshott, DVM ('63 DVM) - September 13, 2011

    George OakshotGeorge Robert Oakshott, DVM ('63 DVM) - September 13, 2011

    George Robert Oakshott, DVM, a longtime resident of Colville, passed away on Sept.13, 2011 in Colville at the age of 82. George was born on Oct. 26, 1928 in Rosalia, the son of George Haywood and Olive Loreen (Harper) Oakshott. As a boy, George moved with his family from Rosalia to Newport. After one year in Newport, they relocated to Colville. While in Colville, George attended school and graduated in 1946 as the Class President of Colville High School. He then farmed with his father and distributed fuel for the Standard Oil Company. Shortly thereafter, George entered the U.S. Air Force and served for four years, which included service overseas during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged and began college at Washington State University. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology. George continued his education at the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine, during which time he married Arch Elee Selde on Sept. 11, 1960. In August 1963, he and Arch Elee moved to Lewiston, Idaho, where he began a 27-year career as a Federal Field Veterinarian for the US Department of Agriculture. His position primarily involved disease control and prevention. In 1990, George retired from the USDA and moved to Colville, where he assumed the operation of the family farm. In 1994, the Northern Idaho Veterinary Medical Association (NIVMA) established the George Oakshott Award to recognize outstanding service to the veterinary profession in North Idaho and to honor George, the award’s first recipient. Each year the award is given to a practitioner who, through his/her personality and competence as a veterinarian, reflects credit on the profession. George loved his family and was a wonderful father. With his thoughtful and patient manner, he taught Christine and Rya everything from driving to fiscal responsibility. He impressed upon his girls the importance of being self-assured, independent, and healthy. They spent many summer days together as a family at the Little Pend Oreille Lakes. George liked to fly recreationally. He also enjoyed being outdoors and often swam and biked in his free time. In his later years, he took up social dancing. George loved conversation. He would often discuss articles about nutrition, politics, finance, and agriculture and express his admiration for innovative and industrious people. He will be remembered as a conscientious and kind man who nurtured his relationships with friends, family, animals, and the earth. George is survived by his wife, Arch Elee Selde Oakshott; daughters, Rya Oakshott, Ephrata; Christine Oakshott, Seattle; sisters, Claudia Koontz-Goering and husband, John Goering andVirginia Oakshott, all of Colville. A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. on Sept. 29 at the Northeast Washington Fairgrounds Ag. Trade Center (Colville). Memorial contributions may be given either to the Colville Library, 195 South Oak Street, Colville, WA 99114, or to N.E. Washington Home Health Services, P.O. Box 808, Chewelah, WA 99109.

    Published by The Statesman Examiner.

  • Ray Ediger ('61)

    Ray Ediger

    Ray Ediger ('61) - Elected president of the Frederick County Farm Bureau in Maryland.

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  • Theresa Fossum ('82)

    Theresa Fossum

    Theresa Fossum ('82) - Founder of the Texas Veterinary Cancer Registry.

  • Danielle Wassink ('04 DVM)

    Danielle Wassink

    Danielle Wassink ('04 DVM) - An emergency-care vet at Animal Critical Care and Emergency Services (ACCES) in Seattle, answers the second of a two-part series on bloody diarrhea in dogs. Featured in the Seattle Times February 28th, 2012

  • Brad LeaMaster ('82 DVM)

    Brad LeaMaster

    Brad LeaMaster ('82 DVM) - Named new Oregon state veterinarian.

  • Kathy King ('97 DVM)

    Kathy King

    Kathy King ('97 DVM) - In Nicaragua, Veterinarians Treat and Train.

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  • Leonard Eldridge ('65 DVM) 2

    Leonard Eldridge

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

  • Sharon Molton ('00 DVM)

    Sharon Molton

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

  • Birger Thomas Sather ('59DVM) - September 7, 2011

    Birger Thomas SatherBirger Thomas Sather ('59DVM) - September 7, 2011

    Birger Thomas Sather, DVM, July 2, 1927 to September 7, 2011, a much-beloved husband, father, veterinarian and all-around Norwegian passed away peacefully at his home in Hansville, Wa., on Wednesday, September 7th. He was 84. Birger was born in Norway and immigrated to the United States at the age of one (1) with his parents and twin sister. His family settled to Hettinger, North Dakota, where he lived until he went into the military in 1950. Birger served in the U.S. Army with the 647th Field Artillery unit in Korea and was honorably discharged in 1952 — "It was COLD over there!"

    After the military, Birger enrolled at Central Washington University where he met his wife of 53 years, Barbara Herard. He studied Veterinary Medicine and eventually received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University. After graduating in 1958, Barbara and Birger got married and settled in Redmond, WA, where Birger practiced both large and small animal medicine for 30 years. He loved being a veterinarian. Barbara and Birger raised five (5) children in Redmond over those 30 years and upon retirement moved to the Kitsap Peninsula where he enjoyed the good life. He loved to travel, dance, garden, and fish.

    He was deeply involved in his community both in Redmond and on the Kitsap Peninsula. Over the years he was a member of Holy Family, St. Jude, and St. Olaf Parish's, Lions Club, Knights of Columbus, Sons of Norway (He loved his Lutefisk), VFW, WSU Cougars Club, Boys and Girls State Government Education Programs and the American Veterinary Medical Association. For the past 10 years he spent his spare time helping families of veterans obtain their VA benefits through the American Legion Post 245 in Poulsbo, WA.

    Birger was preceded in death by his parents Oscar and Ruth, and by his sister Joan. He is survived by his wife Barbara, three daughters, Sondra, Paula and Jeri-Lyn, two sons, Denis and Steven, and 9 grandchildren with another one on the way, and two sisters Liv and Helen.

    Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visitation on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Olaf Catholic Church in Poulsbo, WA. The Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday, September 22, 2011, at 12:30 p.m. at St. Olaf. Interment will take place on Friday, September 23, 2011, at 11:30 a.m. at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA. Memorial gifts may be sent to the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine, P.O. Box 641925, Pullman, WA 99164.

    Published by Kitsap Sun on Sept. 15, 2011.

  • Sid Gustafson ('79 DVM)

    Sid Gustafson

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

    The Rail: New York Times Horse Racing Blog
  • Joseph Harari ('80 DVM)

    Joseph Harari

    Joseph Harari ('80 DVM) - Veterinary surgeon in Spokane, discusses how to stop a dogfight in the sixth in a series of posts on the subject from local behaviorists and veterinarians. Featured in the Seattle Times, September 2012.

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