Gift in Action

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 […]

The legacy of Dr. Jack Alexander

Jack Alexander builds connections with animals, students, friends, family, and community. Through his generous spirit, this alumnus, retired faculty, and donor has supported and encouraged the success and well-being of others for a lifetime.

Donor spotlight: Doyle and Matilda Montgomery

Washington State University alumnus Dr. E. Doyle Montgomery (’55 DVM) and his wife, Matilda, traveled the world together for many years on mission trips. Across continents, they witnessed the contribution veterinary professionals made to animals and people in the communities they served. “We traveled to India and South America and saw the veterinary caduceus at […]

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WSU and veterinary clinics working to end one of the deadliest diseases on the planet

“Many people don’t know much about rabies because it is not a big problem in the United States,” says clinic co-owner and WSU alumna, Dr. Beth Fritzler (’91 DVM). “But it is a serious disease.” Each year an estimated 60,000 people die from rabies worldwide. Almost all deaths are in Africa and Asia. One-half of […]

Fellowship Helps Fund a Love of Pathogens

In a light-filled laboratory, Nick Negretti grows bacteria. “I love pathogens,” says Negretti, who is a graduate student in the WSU School of Molecular Biosciences. “They are so interesting. In each of us, there are more bacterial cells than human cells,” he says. “And while most bacteria are helpful, there are a few that make us […]

A WSU Veterinary Alumna Helps a Student Travel to Tanzania

As they entered a village in Tanzania, Cassie Eakins (’16 DVM) and members of the rabies team announced over a loudspeaker that there would be a rabies vaccine clinic coming to town the next day. At another village, they tossed posters from their vehicle. Once the team started to drive away, the village children gathered them up to be posted. The next day a crowd was lined up to have their dogs vaccinated.