DVM Alumni News

  • Clifford KingDr. Clifford King receives the 2018 Veterinarian of the Year Award. Keith Carlson of the Dairy Quality Center and Dr. Linda Tikofsky of Boehringer Ingelheim presented Dr. Clifford King with a plaque honoring Dr. King as the 2018 Quality Veterinarian of the Year. The award was presented at the Opening Reception at the 51st American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) annual meeting held in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Steven Parish and a CowCongratulations to Dr. Steven Parish, '73 DVM who received the Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Steven Parish served as a liaison between the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Department of Animal Sciences, in which he was instrumental in providing top-quality veterinary support for the WSU Knott Dairy Center, Ensminger Beef Cattle Center, Swine Center, and Cattle Lab.

    Dr. Parish played a vital role as a faculty member in the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine, including the 17 years he served as the head of Food Animal Clinical Services.

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    Department of Animal Sciences
  • Every time a dog comes in for a rabies vaccination at the Lien Animal Clinic in West Seattle, the clinic donates $1 to the WSU Canine Rabies Vaccination Program to help end rabies around the globe.

    “Many people don’t know much about rabies because it is not a big problem in the United States,” says clinic co-owner and WSU alumna, Dr. Beth Fritzler (’91 DVM). “But it is a serious disease.”
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    WSU Insider
  • Robert OldsRobert Olds (’67 DVM), performs surgery on rescue of SC dog with foot crushed in metal coyote trap, story goes viral.

    An online video of a dog being rescued after her foot was crushed in a metal coyote trap has gone viral.

    The video shot by California animal rescuers Eldad Hagar and Loreta Frankonyte, with Hope For Paws, was posted March 20 on YouTube and Facebook. In less than a week, it was watched nearly 548,000 times on YouTube and shared more than 4,500 times on Facebook.


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  • Mike CorcoranDr. Mike Corcoran, Presidential Service Award, American Association of Fish Veterinarians - Mike Corcoran, DVM

    JAVMA News
  • Alli Coffin just wanted to do well on her thesis defense.

    So when her mom invited her to a meeting of Toastmasters International, the communications and leadership nonprofit, she went. But while the meeting was the beginning of learning how to speak to a room of strangers, it also set her on a path in which communication took on an ever greater role in her career as a neuroscientist. Now the WSU Vancouver assistant professor is leading her second conference on the subject, Science Talk ’18 this March 1 and 2 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. She will also lead a research communication workshop in Pullman next week. WSU Insider
  • Kathryn KunkaKathy Grimes, Tyson Durfey off to strong starts at National Finals Rodeo - Kathy Grimes (Kunka), DVM

    The Spokesman-Review
  • Dr, Michael Bellinghausen Michael Bellinghausen ('84 DVM) - Veterinarian of the Year

    Washington State Veterinary Medical Association
  • Dr, Cassandra BlissCassandra Bliss ('08 DVM) - A unique animal undergoes a first for eye surgery

  • Gustafson-SidDr. Sid Gustafson (DVM '77, ’79) New book "Swift Dam"
    Washington State Magazine
  • Emily Pieracci Dr. Emily Pieracci (DVM '09) "Former Richland woman makes difference through CDC"
    Tri-City Herald
  • Thomas-Meyer Dr. Thomas Meyer (’78 DVM), Vancouver, was installed as AVMA 2016-17 President
    AVMA News
  • John Reddington Morris Animal Foundation appoints Dr. John Reddington ('88 DVM, '87 BS, '84 PhD) as president and CEO.
    Morris Animal Foundation
  • Stacy Pritt Dr. Stacy Pritt ('97 DVM) anticipates serving as AVMA vice president
  • Dr Stan Coe Dr. Stan Coe ('57 DVM) speaks with Danny Price (right) about his dog Pepper, 9 years, and her skin condition.
    Animal News Northwest
  • Chelsey-Slosar Dr. Chelsey Slosar ('16 DVM) is a new veterinarian at The Animal Health Clinic in Blackfoot ID.
    Blackfoot Morning News
  • Tim Miller Morgan Dr. Tim Miller-Morgan, (’95 DVM) is recognized as one of the top 15 most influential veterinarians. 
    Dr. Tim Miller-Morgan is a veterinarian specializing in aquatic animal health and research. Currently, he is the extension veterinarian for the Hatfield Marine Service Center in Newport, Oregon, and a clinical veterinarian in the Aquatic Species/Laboratory Animal Resource Center, both affiliated with the Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine. 
  • AAALAC International appoints Dr. Kathryn Bayne Executive Director AAALAC International has appointed Kathryn Bayne (’87 DVM), MS, PhD, DVM, DACLAM, DACAW, CAAB, as its new Executive Director. In this position, Dr. Bayne will serve as the chief executive of AAALAC International, headquartered in Frederick, Maryland.

  • Michael Ontiveros ('96 DVM) - Dr. Michael Ontiveros has started VetVid, an online site that distributes informational veterinary videos on topics important to pet owners.

  • Stan Coe

    Stan Coe ('57) - Dr. Stan Coe received the Dean's Extra Mile Award on May 14, given to an individual who has gone the "extra mile" for their college, and colleagues on many occasions.