Dr. Gary (’61 DVM) & Marie Duskin

A respected specialist in equine medicine and surgery, Gary was a founding partner of the Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital in Snohomish, Washington. He retired in 1995. He and Marie also owned the Top o’ the Ridge Thoroughbred Farm near Everett, Washington. He helped found the Washington State Horse Council and served as its president from 1989 […]

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Dr. Martin Plone

While enjoying his retirement with a tour around the United States and Canada, he has visited WSU more than once, most recently to give $100,000 to the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Richard L. Ott Endowment. His feelings for WSU, in general and the veterinary college, in particular, are an outstanding example of the generous enthusiasm […]

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Delbert “Tex” and Ellen Caldwell

The endowment grants the couple’s wish to provide a permanent source of funding for research and scholarships at the College of Veterinary Medicine. The Caldwells raised cattle and owned several milk cows on a farm near Moscow, Idaho. The couple’s connection to Washington State was a technician from the College who would travel to their […]

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Brimble Legacy Lives On

That decision cost him a Purple Heart medal, which are only given to soldiers treated by a physician, but gained Washington State University and the veterinary profession a skilled and dedicated animal doctor. But when Bob enrolled in then Washington State College’s veterinary program in 1945, it was not his first time at the school, […]

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Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation – Seattle Chapter

ARCS fellowships have proven critical in persuading top graduate student applicants to enroll in programs at WSU rather than in competing programs elsewhere. College of Veterinary Medicine’s Dean Warwick Bayly proudly emphasizes that point, noting “Proof of this is the fact that many of WSU’s graduate students in the College of Veterinary Medicine who receive […]

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Troutlodge, Inc.

A key to Troutlodge’s pioneering success has been quality as assured by rigorous health safeguards. In 1994, discussions between Troutlodge and the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine resulted in designing and implementing the nation’s first aquatic animal health inspection service offered by a state veterinary diagnostic laboratory and approved by the United States […]

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Dr. G. Caroline Engle

Critical animal infectious disease research is making great strides at WSU thanks to alumnae Dr. G. Caroline Engle (’67 DVM), whose planned gift created the Caroline Engle Distinguished Professor in Research on Infectious Diseases. Her gift supports a permanent faculty member with an established research program about the cause and treatment of infectious diseases in animals. […]

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Robert B. and Margaret McEachern

Robert McEachern, of Redmond, Washington, had links to Washington State University which date back to the 1930’s. He was a 1937 graduate and his wife, Margaret, was a member of the class of 1938. He was a proud and loyal member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. Robert, or “Bob” as his many friends knew him, […]

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Dr. Berger Keatts

Alumnus’ honors his favorite professor with gift to WSU CVM Dr. Keatts was inspired to create the “Distinguished Professorship” in honor of the man who gave him the desire to become a veterinarian more than 50 years ago. The inspiration for Dr. Keatts’ gift came from his wish to honor the memory of Dr. John […]

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Ken and Lori Jacobsen

Ken Jacobsen (’77 BS; ’82 DVM) knows the value of an excellent education. As a WSU graduate, he says his education was central to his success as a veterinarian and a businessman. So when he and his wife, Lori, had the opportunity to give back, a gift to the Teaching Academy was a natural fit. […]