The Animal Disease Biotechnology Facility houses offices for the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences and research laboratories. The facility, which opened in 1999, is unique among all USDA buildings and facilities projects because its focus is on the use of molecular biology to resolve diseases in agricultural animals with application where appropriate to human health. Program goals include ensuring a safe and abundant human food supply; improving the health and well-being of food animals produced in the US; and providing research training for the next generations of scientists.
The School of Molecular Biosciences and Center for Reproductive Biology are located in the Biotechnology/Life Sciences building, which was completed in the spring of 2009. SMB and CRB joined the College of Veterinary Medicine in July 2010. The School of Molecular Biosciences offers exciting opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to explore a wide range of future career paths in the life sciences.
Bustad Hall, named for dean Leo K. Bustad (1973-1983), is the central building in the college complex. It houses the college administration, the Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology department, student services, and lecture and lab facilities.
McCoy Hall, the original teaching hospital, houses student labs, large animal isolation unit, the veterinary anatomy museum, surgery skills lab, and the SCAVMA bookstore. Some Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience faculty and staff are located in McCoy Hall as is the People-Pet Partnership, Counseling and Wellness and the Veterinary Information Systems unit.
Paul G. Allen Center
for Global Health
The Paul G. Allen School for Global Health, supports the college’s mission to help solve global infectious disease challenges through a multidisciplinary approach to research, education, global outreach, and application of disease control at the animal-human interface. The 62,000-square-foot, three-story flagship research building houses a state-of-the-art infectious disease research center for investigating emerging diseases throughout the world. The Allen Center was funded by gifts from many generous donors. The commitments from Paul Allen and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation of $26 million and $25 million, respectively, are among the largest private contributions In WSU’s history.
Global Health Phase 2
The Global Health Phase 2 building, adjacent to the Allen Center, opened in the spring of 2021. The research and surveillance facility houses the Washington Animal Disease and Diagnostic Laboratory. A founding member of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network, the laboratory provides state-of-the-art diagnostic services, consultation, disease surveillance, and outreach to safeguard animal health, the food supply, and public health.
The Stauber Raptor Facility
The Stauber Raptor Facility houses recovering and resident birds in the Raptor Rehabilitation Program at WSU. The Raptor Rehabilitation Program provides medical care, food, and shelter to sick or injured birds, returning them to the wild whenever possible. Resident birds that are not able to be returned to the wild are cared for at the college and participate in public education programs through the WSU Raptor Club, a non-profit volunteer organization founded in 1981. The facility was renamed the Stauber Raptor Facility in 2013 to honor veterinary professor and raptor specialist, Dr. Erik Stauber, who devoted 40 years to WSU and caring for raptors.
The Veterinary Biomedical Research Building houses Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience, whose faculty is responsible for teaching anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and neuroscience courses within the professional veterinary education curriculum. Our research and adjunct faculty members are dedicated to educating students in the undergraduate and graduate programs in neuroscience. The new building adjoins the Biotechnology-Life Sciences Building, creating one of the best concentrations of biomedical laboratory facilities on the WSU campus.
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
The Veterinary Teaching Hospital, which opened in 1996, is one of the best equipped Veterinary Teaching Hospitals in the nation. The Veterinary Teaching Hospital provides full service care and offers a wide range of specialty services in oncology, cardiology, orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, dermatology, dentistry, and neurology. Each year, the hospital treats thousands of patients including companion animals, horses, livestock, and exotics. The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences is committed to excellence in the diagnosis, treatment and management of animal health. Sophisticated diagnostic and treatment technologies are available including MRI, CT scan, ultrasound, endoscopy, arthroscopy and radiation therapy. Fourth-year professional veterinary students and postgraduate students (interns, residents, and graduate students) work together with clinical faculty and staff to diagnose and treat patients.
Wegner Hall is home to labs, lecture rooms, and the Animal Health Library. Established in 1963, the library primarily serves the research and teaching needs of the college. The Animal Health Library provides information on biomedical topics and other resources for practicing veterinarians, pharmacists, physicians, and clinical pharmacologists.