Veterinary Medical Education

WSU College of Veterinary Medicine hosts White Coat Ceremony

  |   Professional News, Veterinary Medical Education

Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is hosting its annual White Coat Ceremony with a hybrid platform this year to welcome the Class of 2025. The event will be held in-person at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 19, in Beasley Coliseum on the Pullman campus. The ceremony will also be live-streamed on the college’s YouTube channel. Unlike other veterinary colleges that provide white coats to students in their fourth year, WSU’s first-year veterinary students have received their clinical white coats at...

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Veterinarians recruiting dogs to help develop life‑saving test

  |   Animal Health, Professional News, Veterinary Medical Education

Washington State University veterinarians are recruiting dogs to help develop a life-saving canine drug metabolism test. The test could provide veterinarians with a quick-and-easy way to determine if a dog will have a potentially life-threatening reaction to anesthesia drugs or other drugs commonly prescribed to dogs. Dogs of all breeds and sizes, age 1-12, are eligible to participate in the Drugs Optimized by Genomics (D.O.G.) Study. Life-threatening unanticipated reactions to drugs are a common concern for dog owners and veterinarians. Like humans, all dogs are unique in...

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AgDiscovery Summer Student Program Now Accepting Applications

  |   Veterinary Medical Education

AgDiscovery is a national summer outreach program designed to introduce students in grades 7-12 to the exciting world of agricultural sciences. The program is a unique opportunity for students to gain a first-hand view of many fascinating career paths available in the agricultural sciences field, including plant and animal health, wildlife management, biotechnology, environmental science, forestry, entomology, food safety, and food production, as well as managing the business aspects of agriculture.  AgDiscovery challenges students to consider the importance of American...

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Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference News – Work It Out

  |   Veterinary Medical Education

Think you can’t have physical activity at a virtual conference? Think again! Just like being there in person, attendees at the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference (PNWVC) will still be able to get their blood pumping. Join us on Sat., Oct. 3 before CE sessions begin for the 2020 5K Fun Run/Walk, 10K Bike sponsored by Zoetis Reference Laboratories. For the 19th year in a row, don your exercise gear and participate with colleagues, family, friends and leashed dogs along any...

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Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference News

  |   Veterinary Medical Education, WSVMA News

Don’t miss out on 130+ hours of high caliber veterinary education taking place at the Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference (PNWVC) October 2 – 4, 2020 and beyond. Register now and gain access to all CE sessions for a full 12 months. The schedule contains 104 hours of live CE and 28 pre-recorded sessions, all accessible through the PNWVC platform. Even if you can’t attend during the weekend, register now so you can have access later to all sessions. Being present...

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Giving women in veterinary medicine ‘true role models’

  |   Professional News, Veterinary Medical Education

This morning, when Dori Borjesson walked into Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine as dean, it was a first for women. Until today, no woman had ever led the college in its more than 120-year history. But what is most surprising to the new dean is how much it means to the women around her. “I didn’t anticipate it, but this means a lot to a lot of people,” Borjesson said. “It speaks to the fact that if you don’t see anyone...

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Dr. Dori Borjesson named dean of the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine

  |   Veterinary Medical Education

Dr. Dori Borjesson, chair of the Department of Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology at the University of California Davis’ School of Veterinary Medicine, has been selected as the new dean of the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Borjesson was chosen following a nationwide search to replace Dr. Bryan Slinker, who had announced plans to retire before being tapped to serve as interim provost. She will assume her new responsibilities leading WSU’s cutting-edge veterinary, biosciences and global health departments on July 20. “The strength of...

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WSU/CVM dean steps into university provost role

  |   Veterinary Medical Education

Washington State University announced on October 1 that Dr. Bryan Slinker, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, will step into the role of interim provost and executive vice president following the resignation of the former provost. Slinker, who served as dean for more than a decade announced his retirement earlier this year. He’ll fulfill his new position through June 2020 when a new provost is expected to be named. Dr. Robert Mealey, professor, and chair of the Department of Veterinary...

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Donate a white coat for the WSU/CVM Class of 2023

  |   Veterinary Medical Education

This year’s White Coat ceremony for the incoming Class of 2023 will take place August 15 at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Each first-year veterinary student will be introduced and presented with a white lab coat with their name and the WSVMA logo embroidered on the coat. We need your help to make this year’s White Coat Ceremony a success. You can sponsor a specific student or make a general donation. You also have the option of sponsoring a...

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Congratulations to WSU College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2019!

  |   Veterinary Medical Education

One hundred twenty-six new doctors of veterinary medicine have completed their training at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. The commencement ceremony was held last Sunday, May 5 in Pullman. The WSVMA extends a warm welcome to the profession. Congratulations! View the ceremony and Dr. Andy’ Roark’s commencement address. Posted May 10, 2019  ...

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