Dr. R. Keith Farrell Memorial Funds

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 […]

Donor spotlight: Doyle and Matilda Montgomery

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 […]

Categories: Alumni, Gift in Action

A Veterinary Couple’s Commitment to End Rabies

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!’”

Grateful Clients: Barb and Joe Mendelson

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 […]

Categories: Giving Stories

Bill Johnson’s Annual Ride for Animals

The idea for the ride began when Johnson’s Golden retriever “Sonny” was lost to canine lymphoma in 2006. The route retraces his friend’s last days when the two would travel back and forth to WSU for cancer treatments. The Sonny Angel, Cody Jo, and Annie Marie’s Gift of Hope Endowment was established by Johnson in memory […]

WSU’s Captain Clayton Mickelsen is memorialized with a scholarship to the College of Veterinary Medicine

Stationed as a veterinarian in the Philippines during World War II, WSU alumnus U.S. Army Captain Clayton Mickelsen (’39 DVM) cared for more than 1,600 mules and horses, essential for the war effort. But it was his acts of bravery during the war that earned him the Distinguished Service Cross. In 1944, Mickelsen was one […]

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