WSU Veterinary College Opens Public Photo Archive

PULLMAN, Wash. — The Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine Web site now features a photographic image archive open to the public.

The image database contains more than 3,300 images of animals and veterinary-related topics. The archive is open to the public free of charge. Images may be used with attribution in educational, noncommercial programs and projects as well as for one-time news and feature stories.

The image database is located at The archive contains images of both normal and abnormal animals.

For those interested in viewing only normal animals and who do not wish to view animals with disease or injury, the image database incorporates an image filter. The user can turn the filter on or off to prevent viewing images that are graphic in a medical context.

The images in this collection have been sized for display on a 1024 x 768 monitor, but they can also be viewed in a 640 x 480 resolution. The image database is searchable by several categories, singularly or in combination

The image collection contains over 1,000 images from the memorial collection of Dr. Barbara Stein, who was a nationally known feline practitioner from Chicago. Several thousand additional slides from Dr. Stein’s collection are being added to the database in the next year. The award-winning photographers in the WSU veterinary college’s Biomedical Communications Unit have also produced many of the images featured.

Veterinarians or members of the public with any animal or veterinary images they wish to share with the electronic archive can follow the link on the Web site to contribute images, or e-mail

Visitors to the site are encouraged to sign the guest book when visiting the image archive.