WSU Office of Research Announces New Campus Veterinarian

PULLMAN, Wash. — Muriel M. Slattum, DVM, has been appointed the
campus veterinarian in charge of Washington State University’s Animal Care
and Use Program. She begins her new duties in late February 2000.

Slattum, who received her doctorate of veterinary medicine from WSU in 1985,
returns to the university from Temple University in Philadelphia.

As the campus veterinarian, Slattum will be responsible for the Animal Care
and Use Program, which includes more than 50 facilities operated by the
colleges of Veterinary Medicine, Agriculture and Home Economics, Pharmacy,
Sciences, and Liberal Arts. The campus veterinarian ensures that the program
is operated in accordance with federal, state and local guidelines and is
responsible for the appropriate care and use of animals involved in research
and education at WSU.

The campus veterinarian reports to the vice provost for research.

At Temple, Slattum was director of the Division of Bioresources and the
attending veterinarian. She has also worked for Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, a global
pharmaceutical company, and the National Institutes of Health.

Besides her DVM from WSU, Slattum earned a master’s degree in epidemiology
from the University of Washington.