Veterinarian Marcie Logsdon, and 4th year vet student, Natalie Hurst, with Rolex, an 8-month old kangaroo.
Kangaroos need care, too
Veterinarians last week at Washington State University were paid a visit by an animal 8,000 miles from its natural habitat
WSU News

Dr. Jessica Bell holding a Siamese kitten.
Dr. Universe: Why do dogs and cats spin around before they sit down?
That’s a great observation about cats and dogs. Even I wasn’t sure why cats spin around before they sit down, so I took your question to my friend Dr. Jessica Bell.
Dr. Universe

Dog Being Walked in Smokey Area
Veterinarians: Keep your pets out of the smoke
Dr. Bell said keeping animals out of the smoke as much as possible is best case, but if they must be outside, pet owners should limit that time if possible.
WSU News

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

Terri the tortoise was injured in Benton City, Washington. Kyley Ackerson and David Copper drove 2.5 hours to get Terri, to the veterinary hospital at WSU, where they ultimately paid over $3,000 in medical expenses for her. (Courtesy Kyley Ackerson)
Tortoise left for dead could have another 90 years to live, thanks to her neighbors
Terri the tortoise was left for dead in a Benton City driveway in March after being run over by her owner as he drove to work.
The Spokesman-Review

Terri the tortoise
Terri the tortoise makes a turnaround
A tortoise believed to be run over by a vehicle could live another 90 years thanks to the care of Washington State University veterinarians.
WSU News

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

WSU neurology resident Hilary Wright poses with HoneyBee, a Maine Coon. WSU veterinarians removed a tumor from the pituitary gland at the base of HoneyBee’s brain.
WSU vets put this cat back on track
A rare brain surgery performed by Washington State University veterinarians is giving one retired Japanese show cat a chance at a longer life, free of diabetes.
WSU News

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

New Washington study looking at whether our pets are vulnerable to COVID-19
Researchers and doctors from the University of Washington and Washington State University have teamed up for a first of its kind study.

5 Things to Know About Coronavirus and Pets
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's latest report, a tiger, a lion, and two domestic cats tested positive for COVID-19 in April.
News 13

Guy Palmer
WSU leaders tap Palmer, Roll to lead academic and research response to COVID‑19
WSU has selected Guy Palmer and John Roll to lead and coordinate the university’s academic and research response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
WSU Insider

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

WADDL tests pets for COVID-19
The Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory began testing pet animals early April to determine if pets have COVID-19.
Daily Evergreen

Pet Facial Recognition Helps Find Lost Cats and Dogs
Animal shelters are using the technology to identify animals and reunite them with their owners
Wall Street Journal

Dr Wearing Mask
WSU Shield
Bronx tiger tests positive for COVID-19, prompts changes at local zoos
Pet owners with specific coronavirus concerns are asked to call their local veterinarian.