Veterinary Medical Education

Proposed Pullman-Moscow airport expansion detrimental to WSU/CVM research facilities

  |   Uncategorized, Veterinary Medical Education

A planned expansion project at the Pullman-Moscow Regional airport is threatening to upend long-term animal and agricultural research projects. The airport’s runway realignment project, geared to serve larger aircraft and offer more flights, is touted as critical to the areas’ economic development. However, the planned expansion includes purchasing 40 campus buildings, access roads, and farmland where sensitive animal disease research with global impact is conducted. Moving the approximate 750 livestock animals would disrupt experiments and stress the animals, affecting the validity...

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White Coat donations needed for Class of 2020

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an you believe it? The class of 2020! This year’s White Coat ceremony for the incoming class will take place August 18, 2016 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...

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New WSU president from K-State

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Washington State University (WSU) has announced that Kirk Schulz, president and professor of chemical engineering at Kansas State University, was unanimously selected as WSU’s 11th president. He succeeds President Elson Floyd who passed away last year. Schulz, K-State’s 13th president, is known for the positive changes he made to the land-grant university. During his tenure, he moved the University from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s “very high research activity” classification in 2010 to the “highest research activity”...

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University of Idaho’s Veterinary Teaching Center to close

  |   Uncategorized, Veterinary Medical Education

The University Of Idaho College Of Agricultural and Life Science’s Caine Veterinary Teaching Center will close by the end of 2016. The Center provides fourth-year veterinary students from WSU with clinical training in food animal medicine and surgery. Veterinarians also depend on the Center for its laboratory and necropsies. Instead, students will be educated by relying on veterinary faculty located throughout the state and by working directly with livestock producers. The program has served over 2,000 veterinary and pre-veterinary students...

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A second vet school in Texas is being planned

  |   Uncategorized, Veterinary Medical Education

The Texas Tech University System announced last week that it has plans to open a school of veterinary medicine in the coming years to meet student demand and growing industry needs. The University is located in West Texas, and although no site has been chosen, a location in West Texas would put them in the center of ranch lands with a rich agricultural history. The plans for the school must first go through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and...

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America’s Favorite Veterinarian Contest halted due to cyber-bullying

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The American Veterinary Medical Foundation’s (AVMF) America's Favorite Veterinarian Contest was halted after activists staged vicious social media cyber-attacks on the contestants over their opposition to feline declawing. The 20 veterinarians who were finalists in the AVMF’s contest received threatening phone calls and suffered negative online reviews and fraudulent advertisements, causing at least one contestant to withdraw from the competition. In light of the attacks, the AVMF decided to call off the contest and declare all 20 winners. As part of...

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White Coat donations for Class of 2019

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This year’s White Coat ceremony will take place August 20, 2015 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 his/her 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 student from your local area. Download...

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White Coat donations for Class of 2019

  |   Uncategorized, Veterinary Medical Education

This year’s White Coat ceremony will take place this August 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 his/her name and the WSVMA logo embroidered on the coat. We need your help to make the 2015 White Coat Ceremony a success. You can sponsor a specific student or make a general donation. You also have the option of sponsoring a student from your local area. Download...

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White Coat donations for Class of 2019

  |   Uncategorized, Veterinary Medical Education

This year’s White Coat ceremony will take place this August 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 his/her name and the WSVMA logo embroidered on the coat. We need your help to make the 2015 White Coat Ceremony a success. You can sponsor a specific student or make a general donation. You also have the option of sponsoring a student from your local area. Download the...

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