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Dr. Kelly Black

OSU veterinary college appoints new hospital director

Monday, March 6, 2023

Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine has named Kelly Black, DVM, DACVPM, as director of its Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.

“I am delighted to have Dr. Black join our college as hospital director,” said Dr. Carlos Risco, dean of the veterinary college. “Over the course of his 20-year career, Dr. Black has acquired many skills that will serve him well as he oversees hospital operations and encourages an environment of inclusivity and teamwork. His passion and commitment to veterinary medicine will have a great impact on our staff, faculty, students and clients, and we're excited to have him as part of our team.”

A 2001 graduate of OSU’s veterinary program, Black returns to his alma mater to serve Stillwater and surrounding communities with passion and vision.

“My vision for the hospital is to restore and sustain crucial veterinary services to the Stillwater area,” Black said. “I am also committed to finding innovative ways to optimize student learning and to broaden our reach to underserved, rural regions of the state.

“I aim to assist in the recruitment and retention of veterinarians and staff, both at the OSU teaching hospital and throughout Oklahoma. By working toward these goals, I hope to make a meaningful impact on the field of veterinary medicine in our state.”

Black comes from the Veterinary Technology Program at Dallas College in Dallas, Texas, where he currently serves as professor and department chair. He is board-certified in veterinary preventative medicine and has served as the chair of the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee for Veterinary Technician Education and Activities, overseeing the accreditation of veterinary technician programs.

As hospital director, Black will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the facility. Not subsidized by the University, OSU’s Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital must generate income to cover its operating costs. Black will step into his new role on June 19.

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