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, […]

WSU Alumni Give Back to a School that Gave Them Everything

After earning his DVM in 1980, Kyle interned in Santa Cruz, California, and then bought his practice in nearby Los Gatos. Over the years it has grown into a thriving practice. Crediting much of his success to his time at WSU, Kyle wanted to give back to the school and community that meant so much […]

Dr. Betsy Charles

It didn’t take long for Betsy Charles (’95 BS Education, ’95 BS Sciences, ’03 DVM) to give back to the college that had given her so much. After she earned her DVM in 2003, Betsy completed a one year internship at an equine referral hospital. The very next year she began coming back to WSU […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Jessie Strickler Scholarship

A Writer Donates Book Proceeds to Veterinary Scholarship Whenever Jill Strickler walked into the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital with her dog “Jessie” they would always hear “Hi, Jessie Strickler” from a staff member behind the reception desk. “Jessie,” a blond Cocker Spaniel coming for cancer treatments, would give a quick bark in reply. “Jessie loved going there […]

Class of 1961 Pays it Forward

The Amazing Class of ‘61 Pays it Forward with a Professionalism Endowment and Scholarship On May 28, 1961 forty-two men and one woman were awarded Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from Washington State University. Graduation was held in Roger’s Field, the football stadium now known as Martin Stadium. Afterward the Veterinarian’s Oath was administered by […]