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 […]

Our Caring Profession Award: Recognizing Compassion for Animals and People

Eight years ago, WSU faculty member and alumnus, Dr. John Mattoon and his wife Jennifer created the Our Caring Profession Award to recognize a veterinary student each year who most epitomizes the “gentle doctor.” Qualities like sincere compassion, caring for animals and people, excellence in mentoring and serving as a role model, expertise, humaneness, judgment, and understanding, are the things that make these recipients stand out.