Considering a career in veterinary medicine? Then join us for Discover Veterinary Medicine @ WSU on Saturday, April 2! At this fun and informative event, you will hear about what the Washington-Idaho-Montana-Utah (WIMU) Regional Program in Veterinary Medicine has to offer. Whether you are an undergraduate student, graduate student, or pre-veterinary advisor, DVM@WSU will provide an in-depth look at the WIMU admissions process, facilities, and the many opportunities available for students. Meet our faculty and participate in a Q&A panel with current DVM students. You will learn how the WIMU Regional Program continues to lead the way in research, hands-on experience, professional skill, and veterinary excellence.
Questions? Email us at DVMatWSU@vetmed.wsu.edu for more information. REGISTRATION opens February 8! Visit the College of Veterinary Medicine homepage for a direct link to the DVM @WSU information and registration webpages as they become available. www.vetmed.wsu.edu
On The Case: Orphaned Baby Raccoons
Written by Charlie Powell, May 2015
Six orphaned newborn raccoons, called kits, are currently being bottle-fed at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
Five live currently in an insulated school lunch box right now in the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital’s Exotic and Wildlife Section. They are about as cute as one can imagine with their characteristic bandit’s mask and large, dexterous paws grasping the air as they suckle a special formula from bottles.
Feedings are every three hours around the clock. The kits are about four inches long. READ MORE
Tracking Animal Disease to Improve Human Health
Written by Marcia Gossard
In rural Kenyan villages where few families have electricity or indoor plumbing, a surprising technology helps researchers study the health of animals and people: the cell phone.
Families who are part of the population-based animal syndromic surveillance project, or PBASS, use their cell phones to call a veterinarian toll free when an animal is sick. More than 70 percent of families participating in the survey have cell phones; only three percent are connected to the electricity grid. READ MORE