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OSU veterinarians lead at theriogenology conference

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Pictured (left to right): Kristal Lee, RVT, Dr. Candace Lyman, Dr. Reed Holyoak, Dr. Julia Baldrighi and Dr. Carlos Risco.

Veterinarians from Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences were involved in leadership roles at the recent Annual Conference of the Society for Theriogenology (SFT) and the American College of Theriogenologists (ACT).

Dr. Carlos Risco, dean of the veterinary college, was honored for completing his five-year term on the Certifying Examination Committee. Risco is a veterinarian and diplomate of the ACT.

Dr. Candace Lyman continues to serve as a director on the SFT Executive Board and a member of the ACT Scientific Committee. She also moderated an equine conference session and presented two hours during the conference’s Small Animal Symposium. Lyman is a veterinarian and board-certified assistant professor of theriogenology at the veterinary college.

Dr. Reed Holyoak completed his term as president of the ACT and rotates into the past-president role for his eighth and final year of serving on the ACT Executive Board. Holyoak is a veterinarian, board-certified professor of theriogenology, and holds the Bullock Equine Reproduction Endowed Professorship.

Also representing OSU’s veterinary college were Dr. Julia Baldrighi and Kristal McKinzie, RVT.

Dr. Baldrighi is a recent theriogenology resident and current lecturer at the veterinary college. She passed the board certification examination thereby completing the final step in becoming a diplomate of the ACT and was inducted into the American College of Theriogenologists.

McKinzie is a registered veterinary technician in the veterinary college’s theriogenology service. She completed advanced training in theriogenology techniques during the conference.

For more information on the scope of theriogenology services available at OSU’s veterinary college in both large and small animals, visit Veterinary Medical Hospital.

MEDIA CONTACT: Derinda Blakeney, APR | OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences | 405-744-6740 |

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