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As part of its 2023 Best Cities to Walk Your Dog List, LawnStarter consulted experts including Utah State's own Allison Willoughby for advice on making the most of walking our canine companions.
2023’s Best Cities to Walk Your Dog

2023’s Best Cities to Walk Your Dog

As part of its 2023 Best Cities to Walk Your Dog List, LawnStarter consulted experts including Utah State's own Allison Willoughby for advice on making the most of walking our canine companions.

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Associate Professor Arnaud Van Wettere received the 2022 Mid-Career Educator Award from the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in a ceremony at the organization’s annual conference in Boston.
Utah State Today: USU's Arnaud Van Wettere Wins American College of Veterinary Pathologists Educator Award

Utah State Today: USU's Arnaud Van Wettere Wins American College of Veterinary Pathologists Educator Award

Associate Professor Arnaud Van Wettere received the 2022 Mid-Career Educator Award from the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in a ceremony at the organization’s annual conference in Boston.

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USU alumnus Isaac Bott works as a Utah County vet by day, but in his free time, he helps treat and artificially inseminate reindeer around the world, propping up the threatened species’ population.
Salt Lake Tribune: Meet the Utah Vet who Certifies Santa’s Reindeer — and Works to Help Save the ‘Magical’ Species

Salt Lake Tribune: Meet the Utah Vet who Certifies Santa’s Reindeer — and Works to Help Save the ‘Magical’ Species

USU alumnus Isaac Bott works as a Utah County vet by day, but in his free time, he helps treat and artificially inseminate reindeer around the world, propping up the threatened species’ population.

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Students in USU's College of Veterinary Medicine submitted photographs of their experience in the WIMU Regional Program. From paint night with friends to sheep embryo transfer surgery, these pictures capture many aspects of the journey to becoming a veter
Images From the 4th College of Veterinary Medicine Photo Contest

Images From the 4th College of Veterinary Medicine Photo Contest

Students in USU's College of Veterinary Medicine submitted photographs of their experience in the WIMU Regional Program. From paint night with friends to sheep embryo transfer surgery, these pictures capture many aspects of the journey to becoming a veter...

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USU's College of Veterinary Medicine checks up on Santa's reindeer in this report from the student journalists at Aggie TV News.
Utah State Today: USU Brings in the Holiday Spirit With Annual Reindeer Express

Utah State Today: USU Brings in the Holiday Spirit With Annual Reindeer Express

USU's College of Veterinary Medicine checks up on Santa's reindeer in this report from the student journalists at Aggie TV News.

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Learn about how Utah State worked to keep students and faculty safe while still providing a hands-on veterinary medicine learning experience in this interview with Dirk Vanderwall, interim dean and professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine.
USU COVID-19 Oral History Collection: Interview With Dirk Vanderwall

USU COVID-19 Oral History Collection: Interview With Dirk Vanderwall

Learn about how Utah State worked to keep students and faculty safe while still providing a hands-on veterinary medicine learning experience in this interview with Dirk Vanderwall, interim dean and professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

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December abounds with holiday celebrations, and nothing can spoil good cheer like an emergency trip to the veterinary clinic. These tips can help keep your winter holiday season from becoming not-so-happy — for your pet and for you.
AVMA News: Winter Holiday Pet Safety

AVMA News: Winter Holiday Pet Safety

December abounds with holiday celebrations, and nothing can spoil good cheer like an emergency trip to the veterinary clinic. These tips can help keep your winter holiday season from becoming not-so-happy — for your pet and for you.

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After going on hiatus in 2020, Reindeer Express will be back at Utah State University on Friday, Dec. 2. The event is organized by the College of Veterinary Medicine and aims to bring Christmas cheer while also educating the public on caring for animals.
Utah State Today: Reindeer Express to Bring Holiday Fun to Utah State University

Utah State Today: Reindeer Express to Bring Holiday Fun to Utah State University

After going on hiatus in 2020, Reindeer Express will be back at Utah State University on Friday, Dec. 2. The event is organized by the College of Veterinary Medicine and aims to bring Christmas cheer while also educating the public on caring for animals....

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Drs. David Frame and Shawn Zimmerman explain how fall bird migration is driving a renewed surge in avian influenza cases and what that means for producers and consumers.
Utah Today: Rising Avian Flu Cases Harm Producers, Poultry Prices

Utah Today: Rising Avian Flu Cases Harm Producers, Poultry Prices

Drs. David Frame and Shawn Zimmerman explain how fall bird migration is driving a renewed surge in avian influenza cases and what that means for producers and consumers.

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Heloisa Rutigliano and Holly Clement were honored by the 2022 North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture at the organization's annual conference.
USU CAAS: Vet Med Professors Awarded 2022 NACTA Educator Honors

USU CAAS: Vet Med Professors Awarded 2022 NACTA Educator Honors

Heloisa Rutigliano and Holly Clement were honored by the 2022 North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture at the organization's annual conference.

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New insights into the trillions of microbes comprising the intestinal microbiome are, among other things, calling into question the use of antibiotics to treat diarrhea in canine and feline patients.
AVMA News: Pet With Diarrhea? Maybe Hold Off on the Antibiotics

AVMA News: Pet With Diarrhea? Maybe Hold Off on the Antibiotics

New insights into the trillions of microbes comprising the intestinal microbiome are, among other things, calling into question the use of antibiotics to treat diarrhea in canine and feline patients.

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This year’s class of incoming veterinary medicine students at Utah State University were the first to experience the Aggie Wellness Experience (AWE), a multiday orientation program designed to foster the skills and community needed to thrive in vet school
Students in AWE: Vet Med's Reimagined Orientation Week

Students in AWE: Vet Med's Reimagined Orientation Week

This year’s class of incoming veterinary medicine students at Utah State University were the first to experience the Aggie Wellness Experience (AWE), a multiday orientation program designed to foster the skills and community needed to thrive in vet school...

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The Utah Farm Bureau Federation makes the case for why Utah State's College of Veterinary Medicine will be a boon to producers.
UFBF: Utah State’s Newly Announced Four-Year Vet Program Will Benefit Producers

UFBF: Utah State’s Newly Announced Four-Year Vet Program Will Benefit Producers

The Utah Farm Bureau Federation makes the case for why Utah State's College of Veterinary Medicine will be a boon to producers.

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When graduate student Alexandra Wolberg needed to analyze an unusual Indigenous pouch without damaging it, the College of Veterinary Medicine had a unique opportunity to support one of Utah State University’s anthropologists.
USU Today: Anthropology Student, Vet Med Faculty Identify Object in Centuries-Old Indigenous Pouch

USU Today: Anthropology Student, Vet Med Faculty Identify Object in Centuries-Old Indigenous Pouch

When graduate student Alexandra Wolberg needed to analyze an unusual Indigenous pouch without damaging it, the College of Veterinary Medicine had a unique opportunity to support one of Utah State University’s anthropologists.

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The new Utah State University College of Veterinary Medicine is officially USU’s ninth college after receiving required approvals from university and state higher education governing groups. Leading the new college as interim dean is Dirk Vanderwall.
USU College of Veterinary Medicine Approved, Leadership Appointed, and Architect Selected

USU College of Veterinary Medicine Approved, Leadership Appointed, and Architect Selected

The new Utah State University College of Veterinary Medicine is officially USU’s ninth college after receiving required approvals from university and state higher education governing groups. Leading the new college as interim dean is Dirk Vanderwall.

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The School of Veterinary Medicine's Class of 2022 selected Dr. Tom Baldwin for the Best Pre-Clinical Teaching Award. Baldwin is director of the Utah Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, a cooperative effort between USU and the Utah Department of Agriculture
Tom Baldwin Receives 6th Award for Teaching Vet Med Students How to Find What Matters

Tom Baldwin Receives 6th Award for Teaching Vet Med Students How to Find What Matters

The School of Veterinary Medicine's Class of 2022 selected Dr. Tom Baldwin for the Best Pre-Clinical Teaching Award. Baldwin is director of the Utah Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, a cooperative effort between USU and the Utah Department of Agriculture ...

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Students in the School of Veterinary Medicine can look forward to a new face in front of the classroom this fall. Dr. Carmen Lau is a licensed veterinarian boarded in anatomic pathology with a PhD in biomedical sciences.
Faculty Profile: Dr. Carmen Lau

Faculty Profile: Dr. Carmen Lau

Students in the School of Veterinary Medicine can look forward to a new face in front of the classroom this fall. Dr. Carmen Lau is a licensed veterinarian boarded in anatomic pathology with a PhD in biomedical sciences.

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Henry Clinger is the School of Veterinary Medicine’s 2024 class president, and after finishing his second year at Utah State University, he’s headed to Pullman, Washington to finish his education in the WIMU Regional Program with Washington State Universi
Student Profile: Henry Clinger

Student Profile: Henry Clinger

Henry Clinger is the School of Veterinary Medicine’s 2024 class president, and after finishing his second year at Utah State University, he’s headed to Pullman, Washington to finish his education in the WIMU Regional Program with Washington State Universi...

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Dr. Shawn Zimmerman explains the dangers of avian flu and what producers and pet owners alike can do to keep their animals safe as part of the monthly Doctor's Orders series.
Doctor's Orders: Avian Flu

Doctor's Orders: Avian Flu

Dr. Shawn Zimmerman explains the dangers of avian flu and what producers and pet owners alike can do to keep their animals safe as part of the monthly Doctor's Orders series.

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Scyler Li’s journey to becoming a veterinarian began in China, and it’s continued through Singapore, Seattle, and now Utah State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine in Logan.
Student Profile: Scyler Li

Student Profile: Scyler Li

Scyler Li’s journey to becoming a veterinarian began in China, and it’s continued through Singapore, Seattle, and now Utah State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine in Logan.

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When Dr. Cynthia MacKenzie had an opportunity to work with thoroughbred horses at the prestigious Lane’s End Farm in Kentucky, she took it. As an equine practitioner, taking care of roughly 700 horses was a dream job, but assuming responsibility for the a
Understanding Professional Liability With Dr. Cynthia MacKenzie

Understanding Professional Liability With Dr. Cynthia MacKenzie

When Dr. Cynthia MacKenzie had an opportunity to work with thoroughbred horses at the prestigious Lane’s End Farm in Kentucky, she took it. As an equine practitioner, taking care of roughly 700 horses was a dream job, but assuming responsibility for the a...

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Seven students sat in a conference room along with Dr. Kerry Rood, professor of veterinary medicine. However, this was not a class. The students talked among themselves, some about working with a bull at Utah State University’s South Farm facility, others
USU to Expand COLE Orientation Program Year-Round to Support Students

USU to Expand COLE Orientation Program Year-Round to Support Students

Seven students sat in a conference room along with Dr. Kerry Rood, professor of veterinary medicine. However, this was not a class. The students talked among themselves, some about working with a bull at Utah State University’s South Farm facility, others...

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In a presentation to Utah State University’s veterinary medicine students, Dr. Drew Allen spoke about his work abroad and with the Utah State Legislature and shared how other veterinarians can create similar opportunities for themselves.
Tundra to Tropics: Opportunities in Vet Med With Dr. Drew Allen

Tundra to Tropics: Opportunities in Vet Med With Dr. Drew Allen

In a presentation to Utah State University’s veterinary medicine students, Dr. Drew Allen spoke about his work abroad and with the Utah State Legislature and shared how other veterinarians can create similar opportunities for themselves.

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Many people already know that chicks, ducklings and rabbits make for bad Easter presents. As adorable as they are, these animals are often returned or abandoned quickly when children lose interest in caring for them.
Easter Surprise: Why You Shouldn't Gift Animals This April

Easter Surprise: Why You Shouldn't Gift Animals This April

Many people already know that chicks, ducklings and rabbits make for bad Easter presents. As adorable as they are, these animals are often returned or abandoned quickly when children lose interest in caring for them.

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20 pictures that highlight the experiences of School of Veterinary Medicine students — both in and out of the classroom.
Images From the 3rd SVM Photo Contest

Images From the 3rd SVM Photo Contest

20 pictures that highlight the experiences of School of Veterinary Medicine students — both in and out of the classroom.

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In January, Erin Keiser, a WIMU alumna from the Class of 2018, returned to Utah State along with her husband and business partner, Stith Keiser, to discuss how they achieved success in business and veterinary medicine through unconventional means
Erin and Stith Keiser: Finding Your Own Path to Veterinary Success

Erin and Stith Keiser: Finding Your Own Path to Veterinary Success

In January, Erin Keiser, a WIMU alumna from the Class of 2018, returned to Utah State along with her husband and business partner, Stith Keiser, to discuss how they achieved success in business and veterinary medicine through unconventional means

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Suture patterns, aseptic techniques, and anesthesia aren’t skills that can be humanely learned on the job, so veterinary medicine students need to practice the fundamentals of their craft before working with live patients.
Sutures and Snacks: Meet Melisa Bishop, SVM Program Coordinator

Sutures and Snacks: Meet Melisa Bishop, SVM Program Coordinator

Suture patterns, aseptic techniques, and anesthesia aren’t skills that can be humanely learned on the job, so veterinary medicine students need to practice the fundamentals of their craft before working with live patients.

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20 pictures that highlight the experiences of School of Veterinary Medicine students — both in and out of the classroom.
Images From the 2nd SVM Photo Contest

Images From the 2nd SVM Photo Contest

20 pictures that highlight the experiences of School of Veterinary Medicine students — both in and out of the classroom.

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A four year college of veterinary medicine at Utah State will be launching the first school of its kind in the state of Utah, thanks to the state newly appropriating $18 million in annual funding.
KUTV: Utah State Launches Four-Year Veterinary Medicine Program

KUTV: Utah State Launches Four-Year Veterinary Medicine Program

A four year college of veterinary medicine at Utah State will be launching the first school of its kind in the state of Utah, thanks to the state newly appropriating $18 million in annual funding.

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Utah State University will create a new College of Veterinary Medicine following a commitment by the Utah Legislature to provide significant ongoing state funding for what will be the first school of its kind in the state.
Utah Legislature Funds New College of Veterinary Medicine at USU

Utah Legislature Funds New College of Veterinary Medicine at USU

Utah State University will create a new College of Veterinary Medicine following a commitment by the Utah Legislature to provide significant ongoing state funding for what will be the first school of its kind in the state.

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Hiking trails are still covered in snow, but that doesn’t mean dogs and humans alike can’t enjoy them. Winter hikes offer dogs and humans a chance for exercise and contact with the natural world. However, ensuring your canine companion is safe and happy i
Doctor's Orders: Trail Tips for Winter Hikes With Dogs

Doctor's Orders: Trail Tips for Winter Hikes With Dogs

Hiking trails are still covered in snow, but that doesn’t mean dogs and humans alike can’t enjoy them. Winter hikes offer dogs and humans a chance for exercise and contact with the natural world. However, ensuring your canine companion is safe and happy i...

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The Veterinary Information Network (VIN) recently spoke with Dr. Dirk Vanderwall about Utah State University's proposal to open a four-year veterinary medicine college in 2024.
VIN: Utah State Aims to Expand Veterinary School Into 4-Year College

VIN: Utah State Aims to Expand Veterinary School Into 4-Year College

The Veterinary Information Network (VIN) recently spoke with Dr. Dirk Vanderwall about Utah State University's proposal to open a four-year veterinary medicine college in 2024.

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The path to becoming a veterinarian is challenging, but it also comes with memories that last a lifetime. Students in Utah State University's School of Veterinary Medicine submitted almost 150 photos chronicling all aspects of their experience in their fi
Images From the 1st SVM Photo Contest

Images From the 1st SVM Photo Contest

The path to becoming a veterinarian is challenging, but it also comes with memories that last a lifetime. Students in Utah State University's School of Veterinary Medicine submitted almost 150 photos chronicling all aspects of their experience in their fi...

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The Utah Farm Bureau (UFB) selected USU’s proposal to develop a 4-year college of veterinary medicine as one of its three priority issues during the 2022 state legislative session.
Farm Bureau Lists Three Agriculture Issues for 2022

Farm Bureau Lists Three Agriculture Issues for 2022

The Utah Farm Bureau (UFB) selected USU’s proposal to develop a 4-year college of veterinary medicine as one of its three priority issues during the 2022 state legislative session.

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It may have taken a pandemic to shed light on the importance of veterinary medicine. As more people worked from home or otherwise left the workforce as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, there was an explosion in the adoption of companion animals.
Utah State University making a case for its own College of Veterinary Medicine

Utah State University making a case for its own College of Veterinary Medicine

It may have taken a pandemic to shed light on the importance of veterinary medicine. As more people worked from home or otherwise left the workforce as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, there was an explosion in the adoption of companion animals.

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KSL TV spoke with WIMU grad Dr. Lauren Michaud about how veterinary professionals are adapting to staff shortages in the wake of the COVID-19 omicron variant.
KSL TV: Vet Clinics Get Creative After COVID Callouts Leave Staffing Short

KSL TV: Vet Clinics Get Creative After COVID Callouts Leave Staffing Short

KSL TV spoke with WIMU grad Dr. Lauren Michaud about how veterinary professionals are adapting to staff shortages in the wake of the COVID-19 omicron variant.

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Winnie Mefford, a student who began the WIMU program at Utah State, shows her passion for animals and veterinary medicine through art at an exhibit at WSU's Animal Health Library. Read on to learn about her work and inspiration.
WSU Insider: Art in the Library Exhibit Features Digital Artwork of Third-Year Vet Student

WSU Insider: Art in the Library Exhibit Features Digital Artwork of Third-Year Vet Student

Winnie Mefford, a student who began the WIMU program at Utah State, shows her passion for animals and veterinary medicine through art at an exhibit at WSU's Animal Health Library. Read on to learn about her work and inspiration.

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Maintaining mental health in a veterinary medicine program can be a challenge. On top of long hours, demanding courses, and school loans, the reality of working with animals in need of medical care often takes a heavy toll on students.
Amanda Willett Joins School of Veterinary Medicine as Wellness Director

Amanda Willett Joins School of Veterinary Medicine as Wellness Director

Maintaining mental health in a veterinary medicine program can be a challenge. On top of long hours, demanding courses, and school loans, the reality of working with animals in need of medical care often takes a heavy toll on students.