Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine has honored six alumni with the 2006 Distinguished Veterinary Alumnus Award for outstanding service, excellence in veterinary practice, or excellence in teaching and research.
Dr. Marc Mattix (WSU '83) is a pathologist with the Montana Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and an affiliate professor at Montana State University. He also is assistant chief of the Army Veterinary Corps and a colonel in the Army Reserve. He has served as president of the Montana VMA and is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists.
Dr. Doug Butchart (WSU '54) was an agricultural officer for the U.S. Agency for International Development. He has worked with the dairy industry in Tunisia, breeding programs in Morocco, and food safety and production in Pakistan. He also spent time working in Burkina Faso. He is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.
Dr. Kenneth Sinibaldi (WSU'69) established the Animal Surgical Clinic of Seattle in 1980, and he also has been a consultant for the Woodland Park Zoo and the Seattle Police Department's canine unit. He is an associate professor at Ross University in St. Kitts and a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Dr. Steve Haskins (WSU '69) helped form the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society and American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, and he established one of the first residency programs in emergency and critical care medicine for small animals. He is a professor at the University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Loren Koller (WSU'65) was a pioneer in the field of immunotoxicology. From 1985-1995, he served as the dean of Oregon State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. He has been a member of the National Research Council's Committee on Toxicology and is now a consultant in the areas of environmental health and toxicology.
Dr. Charles Martin (WSU'65) has held positions at the University of Saskatchewan, Kansas State University, University of Georgia, and Auburn University. He was director of Georgia's teaching hospital for nine years. He is a charter diplomate and a past president of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and also a past president of the American Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology.