Open house showcases Vet Med Ranch
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
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The Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine Ranch recently held its annual open house to highlight the important role it plays in training and supporting veterinarians.
The OSU CVM Ranch is an off-site extension of the OSU Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, specializing in equine and bovine breeding and reproduction services.
The College of Veterinary Medicine Ranch has a threefold mission:
- To provide a teaching environment for veterinary students and continuing education programs for practicing veterinarians to train tomorrow’s veterinarians and upgrade the skills of today's practitioners
- To provide referring veterinarians and the regional equine industry with state-of-the-art clinical services in equine theriogenology
- To be a center for clinically applied research in the field of large animal theriogenology with emphasis on infertility and assisted reproductive technologies involving both the mare and stallion
OSU President Kayse Shrum interacted with students and guests at the event as she shared her passion for the CVM.
“Being a land-grant institution means we want to meet the needs of the state,” Dr. Shrum said. “Without a doubt, our agriculture and our cattle industry are very important to the state of Oklahoma.”
“There are great things happening at this teaching facility; the vet college, this ranch and the hospital should be a crown jewel for the system and for the state of Oklahoma. As the president, this is a priority to me, and it’s great to see so many people who share that priority and are here today.”
During the event, attendees could visit several demonstrations highlighting the work done at the ranch, such as a cow-calf simulator and observing pregnancy checks on mares. Attendees were also able to see the new foals that were born at the ranch this spring.
Many community members and children came to learn more about the ranch
“We are delighted to see so many of you that have joined us to learn about the clinical services and teaching activities at the ranch,” said Dr. Carlos Risco, OSU CVM dean. “I'm also delighted to see so many adolescents — that's phenomenal. Hopefully, we will plant the seed of curiosity and see some of them in the future joining the wonderful profession of veterinary medicine.”
Several other honored guests were in attendance including, First Cowboy Darren Shrum; Dr. Johnny Stephens, OSU Center for Health Sciences president and interim president of OSU-Tulsa; Kyle Wray, OSU senior vice president for executive affairs; Blayne Arthur, state secretary of agriculture; and Blaire Atkinson, OSU Foundation president.
To learn more, please visit the CVM Ranch website.
For information about how to support the ranch, contact Kyndall Meyer, constituent relations associate and development coordinator, at 405-385-0970 or email@example.com.