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  • Gregory (Greg) Paul Boivin ('89 DVM) - August 11, 2017

    Gregory-BoivinGregory (Greg) Paul Boivin ('89 DVM) - August 11, 2017

    Gregory (Greg) Paul Boivin 55, lost his courageous fight to pancreatic cancer on Friday, August 11, 2017. 

    Greg was born July 31, 1962 to Daniel and Linda Boivin in Seattle, Washington. Greg never lost his love for the State of Washington and was a long-time season football ticket holder for University of Washington Huskies. Greg’s greatest love were his children. He thoroughly enjoyed hiking, music, traveling and attending Reds baseball, U-Dub and Mizzou football games. In 2007 Greg and a few close friends hiked the John Muir trail lasting 20 days and was one of Greg’s fondest hiking memories. 

    Greg leaves behind his two children, Jordan and Kayla and his Fiancée Pam Williams who were the love of his life. Greg and Pam often referred to their family as the Brady Bunch consisting of Jordan, Kayla, Keaton, Ginny and Sam. Greg is survived by his father Dan Boivin (Treva) and his two loving and supportive sisters, Donna Ditore (Joe) and Diane Donovan and his four favorite nieces and nephews, Michelle Ditore, Anthony Ditore, Megan Ditore and Sean Donovan.

    He was preceded in death by his mother Linda Boivin in 2011.

    Greg graduated from University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology in 1984 and Washington State University with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. Greg did his residency at University of Missouri from 1989-1992 and moved to Cincinnati in 1992 working for University of Cincinnati until 2008 as Director of the Division of Comparative Pathology. In 2008 Greg accepted his current position at Wright State University as Professor for Department of Pathology, Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Director of Laboratory Animal Resources. Since 1992 Greg worked part time for Cincinnati VA as Veterinary Medical Officer. 

    Greg’s research was focused on colon cancer and tendon repair. He was also a strong advocate for the humane care and use of animals used in research to improve human and animal health. Greg was known as an outstanding comparative pathologist, veterinary scientist and collaborator with almost 150 scientific publications. He was proud that his publications have reached every major scientific journal. 
    Greg was a member of many professional organizations relating to his industry and in lieu of flowers please send memorial contributions to American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine or American Association for Laboratory Animal Science

  • Dr. Kathleen Ruby receives 2017 AVMA President's Award

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  • Elk Hoof Disease: Lots of Data, Few Answers, for Now

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  • Dr. Richard DeBowes receives 2017 AVMA President's Award

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  • Dr. Goodman’s paper “Host and Bacterial Factors Control Susceptibility of Drosophila melanogaster to Coxiella burnetii Infection” featured on cover of Infection and Immunity

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  • Gary Duskin ('61 DVM) - August 2, 2017

    Gary DuskinGary Duskin ('61 DVM) - August 2, 2017

    Dr. Gary Duskin, DVM of Stanwood, WA, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at the age of 80. Gary was born to Gordon and Helen Duskin on October 29, 1936, in Arlington, WA. He graduated from Arlington High School in 1955 with his sweetheart and future wife, Marie. They were married, and celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on the date of his passing. Gary graduated from Washington State University as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1961 and was a co-founder of Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital. He enjoyed being a board member, officer and President of several veterinary organizations, both locally and internationally. Part of his lifetime passion for horses included breeding, raising and racing thoroughbreds and he enjoyed a long association with Longacres and Emerald Downs. His love of horses and the outdoors poured over into his personal life; Gary was often found trail riding, fishing and hunting. He was active in his church community and valued faith and family above all else. Gary and Marie raised their four children at Top O' the Ridge Thoroughbred Farm in Lake Stevens, WA, which they ultimately sold to become Cavelero Mid High School. Gary was preceded in death by his brother, Dennis. He is survived by his wife, Marie: brothers, Dale (Carol) Duskin and David (Kay) Duskin, sister, Margie (Dennis) Donnelly; children, Scott (Deanna) Duskin, Todd (Becky) Duskin, Lisa (Jesse) Hanson, Chris (Becca) Duskin, Robert (Virginia) Dutcher, and eleven grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 10, 2017, from 4-7 p.m. at Evergreen Funeral Home, Everett. The Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, August 11, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Marysville. Donations may be made to the Gary and Marie Duskin Endowed Scholarship at WSU College of Veterinary Medicine.

    Published in The Herald (Everett) from Aug. 8 to Aug. 9, 2017
  • Dr. Farnsworth on advice to aspiring pet owners.

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  • Offerdahl Lab Presents at National Conferences

    Erika Offerdahl’s research was showcased at two national conferences during July 2017. During the Transforming Research in Undergraduate STEM Education (TRUSE) conference (July 5-9 in St. Paul, MN) Dr. Offerdahl was the lead author of a poster. During the annual national conference of the Society for the Advancement in Biology Education Research (SABER) (July 21-23 in Minneapolis, MN), Dr Offerdahl gave a talk entitled “Hi-Fi Instruction: Characterizing the fidelity of implementation (FOI) of formative assessment and feedback.” SMB graduate student Jessie Arneson from the Offerdahl lab also gave a talk entitled ”The relationship between visual representation and cognitive load: It’s complicated.”

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  • Fancy new digs set to open at state-of-the-art animal shelter in Bellevue

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  • Animal owners should be aware of wildfire smoke hazards

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  • Successful Defense: Dr. Alexis Mickelson

    Congratulations to Dr. Alexis Mickelson for her successful Ph.D. defense!
  • Cassandra Bliss ('08 DVM) - A unique animal undergoes a first for eye surgery

    Dr, Cassandra BlissCassandra Bliss ('08 DVM) - A unique animal undergoes a first for eye surgery

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  • Livestock Heat Stress: Recognition, Response, and Prevention

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  • Potheads don’t stress easily, say WSU researchers

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  • Long-term cannabis use linked to muted stress response WSU study shows

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  • Edward Harness ('00 DVM) - July 27, 2017

    Edward HarnessEdward Harness ('00 DVM) - July 27, 2017

    Edward Dale Harness DVM passed away unexpectedly at his home in Jerome, Idaho on July 27, 2017 at the age of 44.

    He was born in Gary, Indiana January 27, 1973 to F. Irene (Johnson) and A. Lee Harness. In 1978 his family moved to Corral, Idaho where Eddie remained until completing high school and receiving his appointment to the U.S Naval Academy. He later attended the University of Idaho followed by graduate school at Washington State University where he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. His passion for the dairy/agricultural industry and love for animals was reflected in how he practiced. From 1994 to 1998 he was married to Suzanne Collett and to this union had a beautiful baby girl, Kaity Marie Harness. Kaity was Ed’s pride and joy. On September 30, 2000 to 2015 he was married to Kassidy Dowton and with that marriage came two wonderful children Dylan Lee Dowton and Mckenzie Jo Dowton. Edward’s last years were spent with his girlfriend and collogue Amanda Wright DVM. Ed enjoyed attending church, camping, fishing, boating, skiing, snowmobiling, but most of all FIREWORKS!!!

    He was preceded in death by his mother, Freida Irene Harness.

    He is survived by his father A. Lee Harness, Fairfield; sister, Lori (Jim) Bott, Mountain Home; daughter, Kaitlyn Harness, Twin Falls/Moscow; son, Dylan (Amber) Dowton, Shoshone; daughter, Mckenzie Dowton, Twin Falls; and grandson, Rhett Lee Dowton, Shoshone.

    The family would like you to join them for a viewing Wednesday, August 2, 2017 from 6 pm to 8 pm at Farnsworth Mortuary, 1343 South Lincoln Ave., Jerome, Idaho 83338.

    A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 am on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Amazing Grace Fellowship, 1061 Eastland Drive N, Twin Falls, Idaho 83301 with a reception immediately following the memorial service.

    Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Eddie's memorial webpage at

  • Researchers named to Washington State Academy of Sciences

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  • Successful Defense: Dr. Elena Skornyakov

    Congratulations to Dr. Elena Skornyakov for her successful Ph.D. defense! 
  • Entertain your pets: Pet tech aimed at helping furry friends

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