Giving Stories

A program to memorialize pets like Riley

A beautiful green hosta plant, full with bright and fragrant summer blooms, accentuates nine neatly placed stones in a corner of Jack Crossen’s backyard. The stones, Crossen says, represent the nine lives of cats and mark the final resting spot of his beloved ragdoll cat, Riley. “For weeks after he died, I would go out […]

A lifetime friendship inspires College of Veterinary Medicine scholarship

As a child in Woodburn, Oregon, Lanny Skovborg (’67 DVM) took long walks with his mother down the country roads of this rural community. Along the way, they would stop to watch the cows and horses grazing in the fields. “These are my earliest childhood memories, and this is when I decided to become a […]

Dr. Gary (’61 DVM) & Marie Duskin

A respected specialist in equine medicine and surgery, Gary was a founding partner of the Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital in Snohomish, Washington. He retired in 1995. He and Marie also owned the Top o’ the Ridge Thoroughbred Farm near Everett, Washington. He helped found the Washington State Horse Council and served as its president from 1989 […]

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