Dr. Dale Moore
WSU veterinarian recognized for service in preventive medicine
Dr. Dale Moore, Washington State University’s director for veterinary extension, was honored with the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine 2020 Helwig-Jennings Award on Aug. 1.
WSU Insider

Silhouette of horse with orange smokey background.
‘Don’t ride’ – Maintaining horse health in the smoke
As wildfire smoke blankets the Pacific Northwest, WSU equine veterinarians suggest owners take extra precautions to make their horses and large animals are safe and comfortable.

Tracker, a 17 year old Tennessee Walker
WSU equine veterinarians deliver despite fatty liver
When Sue Morris sent her 17-year-old trail horse, Tracker, on a trailer bound for Washington State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital, she wasn’t sure he would survive the two-hour trip from Mead, Wash.
College of Veterinary Medicine

Katie Kuehl outside and wearing a mask
So, Just How Did I Get Sick With COVID-19?
Before I got sick with COVID-19, I was a social-distance ninja: I hadn’t been anywhere. Not even the grocery store. I recently wrote about my nearly two-months as a COVID-19 longhauler. And the number one question I heard was: “How did you get it?”
Northwest News Network

Third-year veterinary student Kady Audette poses with her dog Stark, a Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever.
VetMed White Coat Presentation
WSU White Coat Ceremony goes virtual
The College of Veterinary Medicine’s will move the annual ceremony to a virtual platform for the first time in its history. The event will be streamed on the college's YouTube channel starting at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20.
WSU News

Veterinarian with kitten, student
Pandemic puts digital spin on veterinary medical education
Dental procedures, growth removals, catheter placements, blood draws and stacks of client paperwork, too. From the seat at their dining room table via Zoom, veterinary students at Washington State University are overseeing these procedures and more.
WSU News

Award on top of books
Seven WSU faculty elected to Washington State Academy of Sciences
A third of this year’s class of new members in the Washington State Academy of Sciences (WSAS) are from Washington State University.
WSU Insider

Chickens
Veterinarians Play Critical Role in Backyard Poultry and Livestock Welfare, as well as Human Health
Backyard poultry and small-scale livestock agriculture are a growing trend in the U.S., even in large cities such as Seattle, Portland, Denver and San Francisco. Residents raising backyard poultry and livestock do so for a variety of reasons such as access to locally sourced food, companionship and sustainability. But how often do these owners seek veterinary care in these urban and peri-urban areas (UPAs)?
UCDavis School of Veterinary Medicine

Raymond Sun, a history professor who served as the president of the regional chapter of the Fulbright Association, addressing attendees during a social mixer in 2019
Fulbright Academy fosters cultural exchange at WSU and abroad
Washington State University was recognized as one of the nation’s top producers of Fulbright Scholars, with seven WSU faculty members being selected.
WSU Insider

People probably caught coronavirus from minks. That’s a wake-up call to study infections in animals, researchers say.
The minks on Dutch fur farms first got sick in mid-April, showing symptoms ranging from runny noses to severe respiratory distress. They had caught the novel coronavirus from human handlers, the government later said, and soon farmed minks appeared to have passed it back to two other people, in the world’s first reports of animal-to-human transmission since the pandemic began.
Washington Post

Research Team Asks Dairy Industry For Help With Coronavirus Survey
What will be the ultimate impact on U.S. dairy farms from the coronavirus, and what can the industry do to address the results?
Bovine Veterinarian

Tim Baszler
Washington State University researchers studying COVID-19 and pets
Many pet owners may be wondering if they can catch the coronavirus or pass it along to their pet.
KXLY

Team of UW and WSU researchers study if pets are safe from COVID-19
As knowledge of COVID-19 transmission continues to expand, veterinarians and researchers are working to determine how companion animals fit into the equation.
The UW Daily

Can you infect your dog, cat or ferret with the coronavirus? WSU and UW researchers want to find out
Kuehl and her colleagues hope to collect samples from at least 100 other pets across King County in the coming weeks as part of a research project to understand the way the virus spreads to domestic animals.
Seattle Times

WSU Veterinary Hospital treats 2020’s first tick paralysis case
Warming weather in the Pacific Northwest has brought the first case of tick paralysis to Washington State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
WSU Insider

Research delayed, rodent populations reduced during pandemic
Universities try to reduce risk to humans, maintain animal welfare as studies halted
JAVMA

WSU vets use tech to reach pets
Washington State University Veterinarian Katie Kuehl wants to make sure the animals of people facing homelessness in Seattle don’t go without care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
WSU Insider

Sarah Guess