The Washington State University (WSU) College of Veterinary Medicine recently established a $25,000 scholarship to honor the former dean, Warwick Bayly, BVSc, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM. The fund will help students following in his footsteps in the world of equine medicine.


Bayly has been at WSU for nearly 30 years and has served as dean of the veterinary college since 2001. Recently, he accepted the position of Washington State University’s provost.

While at WSU’s veterinary college, Bayly served as an equine professor, hospital director in Veterinary Clinical Sciences, acting chair of Veterinary Clinical Medicine and Surgery, associate dean for the college’s continuing education program, and interim chair of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences prior to his appointment as dean. In 1995, he was named the first four-year Robert B. McEachern Distinguished Professor in Equine Medicine, and was named Washington Veterinarian of the Year in 2006.


In addition, Bayly is the past president of the World Equine Veterinary Association, as well as the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association. During his distinguished career, he has established himself as an influential researcher in the area of equine performance.


Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Bayly earned his veterinary degree from Melbourne University in 1974. He served residencies in equine medicine and surgery at both Texas A&M and Ohio State Universities. While at Ohio State, he also earned a master’s degree in 1979, before coming to WSU. He was board certified in large animal internal medicine in 1987. In 1999, Bayly was awarded a PhD from the University of Liege in Belgium.


“For 30 years, Dr. Warwick Bayly–or “Waz” as we all know him–has been a force for change and progress in equine medicine while serving as one of the best educators, administr