Endowed Chairs & Professorships

Richard L. Ott Endowed Chair in Small Animal Medicine and Research

Katrina Mealey Regents Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical SciencesDirector of Public Impact Initiatives Dr. Mealey is the founding director of the Program in Individualized Medicine at Washington State University. She is recognized as a global expert in veterinary pharmacogenetics because her research has changed the standard of care in veterinary medicine and has influenced veterinary drug development and […]

Robert B. McEachern Distinguished Professor in Equine Medicine

Macarena Sanz Associate professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical SciencesBoard Certified, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, (Diplomate ACVIM), large animal internal medicine Dr. Sanz is a board-certified equine medicine veterinarian who works as a clinician in the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital caring for horse patients and as an assistant professor in Veterinary Clinical Sciences. Her […]

Berger Keatts Distinguished Professorship

Susan Matthew Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical SciencesAssociate Chair Veterinary Medical EducationDirector of the College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Academy Dr. Susan Matthew is a veterinarian with a focus on veterinary education and the human side of veterinary practice. Dr. Matthew is Director of the College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Academy and is the Berger […]

Dr. William R. Jones Endowed Chair in Companion Animal Medicine/Surgery

Michael Court Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical SciencesDiplomate, American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists Dr. Court is a researcher in the Program in Individualized Medicine at Washington State University. He is also the Principal Investigator of the Pharmacogenomics Laboratory. Dr. Court’s research focuses on determining how genetics affects the way in which companion animals metabolize medications, […]

Creighton Endowed Chair in Global Animal Health

Guy Palmer Regents Professor of Pathology and Infectious DiseasesSenior Director of Global Health Dr. Palmer is the founding director of the Paul G. Allen School for Global Health and currently leads disease control programs in East Africa and Latin America as well as directing the Robert R. Fast Laboratory at Washington State University. A member of the […]

Rocky Crate DVM & Wild Sheep Foundation Endowed Chair

Wild Sheep Disease Research Kate Huyvaert Associate Professor, Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology Dr. Kate Huyvaert is the new Rocky Crate D.V.M. & Wild Sheep Foundation Endowed Chair in Wild Sheep Disease Research. Dr. Huyvaert comes to WSU from the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology at Colorado State University, where she was on the faculty […]

Ed McLeary Distinguished Professorship in Aquatic Animal Health

Kevin Snekvik Director, Washington Animal Disease Diagnostics LaboratoryPathologist & Aquatic Health Section HeadProfessor Dr. Snekvik is a board certified veterinary pathologist with a split appointment as a professor in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology and director of operations for the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL). He is also the section head of WADDL’s […]