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 […]
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 […]
Washington State University alumnus Dr. E. Doyle Montgomery (’55 DVM) and his wife, Matilda, traveled the world together for many years on mission trips. Across continents, they witnessed the contribution veterinary professionals made to animals and people in the communities they served. “We traveled to India and South America and saw the veterinary caduceus at […]
John and Rachel Clark are driven to prevent rabies in Africa, a disease that kills tens of thousands of children worldwide each year. So driven, in fact, for the past two years they have packed up their now 4- and 8-year-old children to host canine rabies vaccination clinics in Malawi, East Africa, where John was born and raised.
“I saw an article about Rabies Free Africa in the HuffPost featuring Dr. Guy Palmer,” says John. “I sent a note to Rachel that said, ‘This is what I want to do!’”
But that wasn’t their first gift. After their dog, Scout, received treatment from Dr. John Oplinger (’79 DVM) at Wickenburg Veterinary Clinic in Arizona, the Mendelsons asked what they could do to help the profession. Dr. Oplinger asked them to give to his alma mater. They started a cancer research fund made in their dog’s name […]