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Doctor of Philosophy in Veterinary Science – Veterinary Clinical and Translational Sciences

Faculty working with Students: 15
Students: 8
Students receiving assistantships or scholarships: 100%
Priority deadline:
  • Fall January 10
  • Spring July 1
Campus:
  • Pullman: Yes
Tests required:
  • 600 TOEFL Minimum score
  • 100 TOEFLI Minimum score

Degree Description:

The graduate program in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS) at Washington State University is a plan of study leading to a doctoral degree, and preparing the resident for certification in his/her area of clinical assignment. The objectives of the program are to promote high standards of scholarly creativity, proficiency in a clinical discipline and professional service, experience in teaching, and independent and critical research. Areas of service and research may include: internal medicine, cardiology, ophthalmology, anesthesiology, neurology, surgery, radiology, clinical pathology, theriogenology, equine exercise physiology, exotic animal medicine, epidemiology, mastitis, and production medicine.

Student Learning Outcome:

All graduates will be able to:

  1.  Apply sound research methods to problems in their discipline and describe the methods effectively.
  2.  Communicate their research clearly and professionally in both written and oral forms appropriate to the field.

Faculty Members:

Allen, Andrew Johnston, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair on graduate committee

Barrington, George M, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair on graduate committee

Research Interests

Para tuberculosis (Johne’s Disease), coliform mastitis, neonatal passive immunity, immunology of the mammary gland, hormonal regulation of colostrogenesis and lactogenesis, characterization of the bovine mammary immunoglobulin G1 receptor.

Court, Michael H, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair on graduate committee

Research Interests

Pharmacogenomic research

Davis, Margaret Alison, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair on graduate committee

Evermann, James F, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair on graduate committee

Fox, Lawrence, Ph.D.

Research Interests

Determination of reservoirs and transmission of Mycoplasma sp. that cause mastitis in dairy cows. Determination of risk factors associated with mycoplasma mastitis and strategies that can be used to control its transmission. Control of S. aureus mastitis in heifers. Control of S. aureus mastitis in cows through the maintenance of healthy teat skin condition. Studies of exotoxins in milk: effects on milk quality and mammary immunity.

Gay, John Miles, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair on graduate committee

Kasimanickam, Ramanathan K, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair on graduate committee

Mealey, Katrina Ann, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair on graduate committee

Memon, Mushtaq A, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair on graduate committee

Seino, Kathy K, Ph.D.

Sellon, Debra C, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair on graduate committee

Research Interests

– Equine infectious diseases.
– Equine pain management.
– Equine hematopoietic diseases.

Sellon, Rance, Ph.D.

Sischo, William, Ph.D., DVM, MPVM

Research Interests

Epidemiology and microbiology

Tibary, Ahmed, Ph.D.

Research Interests

Large animal reproduction, bovine, camelid, equine

Contact Information:

Kathy Dahmen
P.O. Box 646610
Pullman, WA 99164-6610
509-335-0738
509-338-0880