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'Bringing People Together'
2021 International Camelid Health Conference

Camelid health experts from around the world gathered online at the 2021 International Camelid Health Conference hosted at the Oregon State University Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine to share research and discuss health care for these unique creatures.

We look forward to Camelid Owners Meet ‘n Greet
when we can safely gather together once more. 

What topics are you, Camelid Owners, interested in?
Contact NWCF with suggestions for future classes.

Oregon State University Cemelid Medicine

OSU Office of the President

January 17, 2018

Members of the Oregon State community,

Today represents a milestone moment for our university. 

A remarkably generous donor has made a $50 million commitment to the College of Veterinary Medicine – the largest gift that Oregon State has ever received. While the amount is historic, the impact that this philanthropy will have on generations of veterinarians, OSU research and the people and animals whose lives our veterinary graduates so profoundly touch is far reaching.

In recognition of this incredible generosity, I am pleased to announce that the college will now be called the Gary R. Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine. This represents the first named college at OSU and only the second named veterinary school in the country.

A Portland native, Dr. Carlson is a 1974 alumnus of Oregon State. After studying science at OSU, he went on to medical school then established a dermatology practice in Southern California. Dr. Carlson’s love of animals motivated this philanthropy.

Most immediately, his gift will allow us to double the size of our small animal hospital, which will house devices for advanced oncology care and other treatment technologies.  In addition, Dr. Carlson’s gift will touch generations of veterinarians through an endowment to attract and retain top-tier faculty and support other strategic priorities in the college. Here is a link to a news release regarding this gift.

We owe Dr. Carlson a tremendous debt of gratitude along with our promise that the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine will be a place of great pride and transformative discovery, learning and service to others.

Please join me in celebrating this wonderful news.


Edward J. Ray

Oregon State University Foundation

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