Earl E. Wegner

Served as dean 1921 – 1947

  • Served as vice dean in 1920.
  • Lived in Pullman and traveled to Spokane every Friday afternoon to teach Veterinary Jurisprudence.
  • Graduated in 1908 and then practiced for a few months in Colville, Wash.
  • Joined the meat inspection service of the U.S. Bureau of Animal Industry in the fall of 1908 in Portland.
  • Joined the faculty in 1909 as an assistant professor of anatomy and surgery and remained until 1950.
  • Guided the college through some of its most difficult and formative years.
  • Tried to establish veterinary medicine as a true medical profession rather than just an adjunct to agriculture.
  • Grew up on a livestock ranch near Cheney, Wash.
  • President of the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association in 1916.
  • Represented Washington in the American Veterinary Medical Association’s House of Representatives from 1934 to 1940.
  • Represented the Seventh Executive Board District of the AVMA from 1945 to 1950.
  • Served on the Pullman City Council from 1924 to 1926.
  • Mayor of Pullman from 1926 to 1930.
  • Upon retirement from WSU he moved to Seattle and returned to equine practice.