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  • Unraveling a curious killer

    WSU Insider
  • Dr. Patricia Hunt, Center for Reproductive Biology and School of Molecular Biosciences faculty, has received the HIGHEST award offered by the Society for the Study of Reproduction. Congratulations for receiving the Carl G. Hartman award!

    Society for the Study of Reproduction
  • Jessica Higginbotham Awarded NIH Fellowship Grant

    Graduate student Jessica Higginbotham (Fuchs Lab) has been awarded a fellowship grant from the NIH entitiled Regulatory mechanisms of cocaine memory reconsolidation in the basolateral amygdala. 
  • Hundreds of people and pets served by new WSU clinic

    WSU Insider
  • WSU vet and nursing students team up for low-income healthcare clinic
  • Helping scientists learn to convey their passion

    Alli Coffin just wanted to do well on her thesis defense.
    WSU News
  • Pets, People Get Care At WSU Spokane Clinic

    Spokane Public Radio
  • Fighting infection a new, old way

      WSU Insider
  • Global Animal Health Phase II Building approved.

    WSU Insider
  • Elk hoof disease research in hands of Washington State University Veterinary School

    Washington State University is poised to take over inconclusive research on elk hoof disease that’s been plaguing elk west of the Cascades in Washington and Oregon.

    The disease also has been found in elk in portions of the Blue Mountains and the Wallowa Mountains near the Idaho border.

    Read the rest of the article at the Spokesman Review

    The Spokesman Review
  • WSU suspends therapeutic horsemanship program

    PULLMAN - Washington State University's Palouse Area Therapeutic Horsemanship program has been temporarily suspended because of a lack of instructors and difficulties with the current facility.
    Read More The Lewiston Tribune
  • New Tool Helps Countries Eliminate Dog-Mediated Rabies

    New Tool Helps Countries Eliminate Dog-Mediated Rabies
    Read More American Veterinarian
  • Dr. Sue Ritter Awarded American Diabetes Association Research Award

    Dr. Sue Ritter has been awarded an American Diabetes Association grant entitled "Hindbrain Catecholamine Neurons, Glucoregulation and HAAF". This award is $345,000 over the span of three years. 
  • Equine herpesvirus-1, neuropathogenic strain detected in King County, Washington

    Click here for tips on protecting your horse from the Equine Herpes Virus. Read More
  • Guy Palmer Leads The WSU Project Seeking To Eliminate Rabies Deaths In Africa

    With an office in Nairobi, Kenya, a satellite office in Arusha, Tanzania, and a partnership with the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology, Washington State University faculty members and staff are using animal science to make a difference in the lives of Africans.

    Read More 1889 Magazine
  • How To Help Animals During The California Fires, Because They’re Just As Vulnerable As You

    BDG Media, Inc.
  • Dr. Turbeville talks about pets in light of SoCal fires on "AirTalk" (starts at 128:05)

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  • Ronald L. Persing ('54 DVM) - July 28, 2017

    Ronald L. Persing ('54 DVM) - July 28, 2017

    Dr. Persing (Washington State '54), 88, Springfield, Oregon, died July 28, 2017. He worked as a staff pathologist for Battelle Laboratory in Columbus, Ohio, prior to retirement in 1995. As part of the biomedical team of the laboratory, Dr. Persing participated in pathologic and toxicologic studies of chemicals and drugs. Earlier, he served in the Air Force Veterinary Corps for 20 years, retiring in 1975 as a lieutenant colonel. During that time, Dr. Persing worked at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, D.C.; the Air Force weapons laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico; and the biomedical division of the former United States Atomic Energy Commission in Germantown, Maryland.

    His daughter and son, and six grandchildren survive him. Memorials may be made to Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Pullman, WA 99164.

    *As published by

  • Alfred Lee Hallowell ('57 DVM) - November 2, 2017

    Alfred Hallowell

    Alfred Lee Hallowell ('57 DVM) - November 2, 2017

    Longtime Washington horseman and respected equine reproduction specialist, A. L. "Bud" Hallowell, 85, passed away at home on November 2, 2017. Bud was appointed to the Washington Horse Racing Commission in December 2004 upon the death of fellow veterinarian Dr. Robert Mead. He served until December 2012 when he resigned to care for his ailing wife. He had first been licensed by the WHRC in 1954.

    He was born in Yakima on September 21, 1932, to Russell and Ruth Hallowell, joining his sister Mary. His love of horses led him, at the age of 12, to begin hot-walking horses at Longacres Racetrack in Renton. He graduated from Highline High School, the same school from which his future wife, Pat, also graduated. Bud attended Washington State College and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree in 1957.

    Bud practiced veterinary medicine in Washington from 1957 to 1963, working for clinics in Ellensburg and Centralia before becoming the farm veterinarian for the Agnew family’s T-9-O Ranch in Tenino. In January of 1964 the family moved to Kentucky to allow Bud to work with famed equine practitioner Dr. William McGee. After spending the 1964 breeding and foaling season in Lexington, he turned down an offer to remain in practice with Dr. McGee and returned to Washington to start a private equine practice. During the remaining years of his veterinary career he specialized in work concerned with breeding and foaling horses, mainly Thoroughbreds.

    Beginning in the mid-1960s, he and Pat became commercial Thoroughbred breeders. Among the many good horses the Auburn couple bred was 1981 Washington champion three-year-old Tavy Blue, whose dam Miss Peone was named Washington broodmare of the year that same season.

    The longtime WTBOA member served on the WTBOA board of directors, as sales veterinarian and on the sales, magazine and various other committees, as well as on various industry-related committees and advisory boards, including the board of the Washington Thoroughbred Foundation.

    He was a lifetime member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCT).

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia, in 2014; and daughter, Laurie Rae Weiss, in 2013. Bud is survived by his sister, Mary Auvil; daughter, Lynn Hallowell; son-in-law, Rolf Torgerson; granddaughter, Lysne Torgerson; and grandson-in-law, Jeff Stein.

    *As published by Washington Horse Racing Commission 

  • WSU Begins Search For Elk Hoof Disease Expert

    A new law this year makes Washington State University the lead on future elk disease research.

    Washington officials first discovered the bacteria in Cowlitz County in the late 90s. It’s since spread across southwest Washington with some confirmed cases as far north as Skagit County.

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