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. R. Keith Farrell Memorial Funds

R. Keith Farrell is remembered for his enthusiasm for veterinary medicine and his contagious personal energy. He believed, “If something isn’t fun, it’s not worth doing.” The people he met, worked with, and taught, made his teaching and research a continual joy. Farrell particularly enjoyed his contacts with students through his teaching, and with fellow […]

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Bill Johnson’s Annual Ride for Animals

The idea for the ride began when Johnson’s Golden retriever “Sonny” was lost to canine lymphoma in 2006. The route retraces his friend’s last days when the two would travel back and forth to WSU for cancer treatments. The Sonny Angel, Cody Jo, and Annie Marie’s Gift of Hope Endowment was established by Johnson in memory […]

The Charles C. Mellinger III Endowed Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine

After Charles finished his freshman year at WSU in pre-veterinary medicine he went home for the summer and was looking forward to returning in the fall. But the night before returning to Pullman, the car Charles and his roommate were driving was struck by another car. Charles’ roommate was killed in the accident and Charles […]

Bill and Betty Davis Endowment for Basic and Applied Research in Immunology of Food and Companion Animals

With the goal of expanding immunology research at WSU, Dr. Bill Davis has pledged an additional $100,000 to the fund as a matching gift.  For every $20 you give, Dr. Davis will match $1 (up to $100,000).  The goal is to reach $1 million to provide dedicated immunology research funds for researchers at WSU. Dr. […]

Jessica Brooks Memorial Scholarship

Jes first started working with local sheep and other farm animals at the age of 11, then began volunteering at Sequim Animal Hospital at age 14. Jessica was very active in numerous churches and ministries wherever she happened to be, including Sequim Worship Center, Olympic Bible Fellowship, Awana‘s, Crista Camps, Chi Alpha, Northlake Community Church, […]

Dr. William and Margaret (Love) McAndrew

Dr. William and Margaret (Love) McAndrew led the way in spirit, talent and enterprise. A Harvard graduate, “Dr. Bill” was a humble and skilled surgeon in the NW and very much a WSU supporter. He was a donor, dreamer and doer, displaying these capacities through his heart for helping others. His dedication extended to athletic […]

Giving Back is Second Nature for Shawn and Heather Sanders

Like a lot of little kids growing up in southwest Idaho, Shawn Sanders (’09 DVM) dreamed of being a cowboy on a ranch. By junior high, he knew he wanted to be a veterinarian. After earning his undergraduate degree, WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine seemed like the perfect place to study large animal medicine and […]

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Rattlesnake Ridge Riders, Inc.

The Rattlesnake Ridge Riders, Inc. is a local chapter of the Backcountry Horsemen of Washington (BCHW) and Back Country Horsemen of America. Our purpose is to perpetuate the recreational use of equines on our public lands. We provide significant volunteer work to various government and private agencies for trail development and maintenance, campsite development, fence […]