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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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  • Are we in a male fertility death spiral?

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  • Dr. David Rossi Awarded NIH Research Grant

    Dr. David Rossi has been awarded an NIH R01 grant entitled: "Cerebellar Contributions to Alcohol Use Disorders".
  • Dr. Rita Fuchs Lokensgard Awarded NIH Research Grant

    Dr. Rita Fuchs Lokensgard has been awarded an NIH R01 entitled:"Context-induced Cocaine Relapse: Influence of Cocaine Memory Reconsolidation"
  • Graduate Student Jessica Higginbotham Awarded Poncin Scholarship

    Graduate neuroscience student Jessica Higginbotham has been awarded the Poncin scholarship for the 2017-2018 school year. 
  • Washington State vet helps bird dog owners get over hump on neutering

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  • USDA Detects a Case of Atypical Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy in Alabama

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