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Blalock receives Oneok Veteran Scholarship

Blalock receives Oneok Veteran Scholarship

Cody Blalock, class of 2022 at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, is one of three Oklahoma State University students selected to receive a Oneok Veteran Scholarship. Blalock has been in the United States Military for nine years.

OSU veterinarian appointed to Focused Ultrasound Scientific Advisory Board

OSU veterinarian appointed to Focused Ultrasound Scientific Advisory Board

The Focused Ultrasound Foundation recently appointed Ashish Ranjan, PhD, BVSc, Kerr Foundation Endowed Chair and associate professor in the Department of Physiological Sciences at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, to their Veterinary Program Scientific Advisory Board.

Freeman named 2019 Oklahoma Veterinarian of the Year

Freeman named 2019 Oklahoma Veterinarian of the Year

Dr. Charles Freeman of Hobart, Oklahoma, had no idea he was receiving the veterinarian of the year award when he attended the Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association’s annual conference in January 2019.

OSU veterinary surgeons win competition

OSU veterinary surgeons win competition

The American College of Veterinary Surgeons announced the winners of their 2019 video competition highlighting veterinary specialty surgery successes--Drs. Erik Clary and Cara Blake.

OSU places its first bronchial stents in a dog

OSU places its first bronchial stents in a dog

Dr. Shane Lyon, associate professor of small animal internal medicine at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, recently placed bronchial stents in a dog for the first time at OSU.

Grissett joins OSU Veterinary Center

Grissett joins OSU Veterinary Center

Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is pleased to announce the arrival of Jeremiah Grissett. Grissett, a licensed marriage and family therapist, will serve as the center’s full-time counselor and wellness coordinator.

Grandparent University Visits OSU’s Veterinary Center

Grandparent University Visits OSU’s Veterinary Center

Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences welcomed 15 youngsters and their grandparents on June 27 and 28 as part of OSU’s Grandparent University program.

News from OSU’s Comparative Exercise Physiology Laboratory

News from OSU’s Comparative Exercise Physiology Laboratory

Dr. Michael Davis, professor and Oxley Endowed Chair at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, heads the center’s Comparative Exercise Physiology Laboratory assisted by veterinary technician Montana Fulton. Recently Davis and Fulton attended the 139th IOC conference on mitochondrial respirometry in Schroeken, Austria.

Heart Patient Doing Well

Heart Patient Doing Well

Drs. Jennifer and Mark Bianchi, veterinarians of Edmond, Oklahoma, recently reported that their dog, Maverick, an 11-year-old Corgi, is doing great two months after undergoing heart surgery at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.

Petco Foundation Invests in Lifesaving Work of Operation Catnip Stillwater

Petco Foundation Invests in Lifesaving Work of Operation Catnip Stillwater

Grant of $35,000 will extend efforts to save more animal lives in Stillwater

Liu Named APS Fellow

Liu Named APS Fellow

The Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is excited to announce that Lin Liu, Ph.D., FAPS, has been named a Fellow of the American Physiological Society.

Trading Places in Veterinary Medicine

Trading Places in Veterinary Medicine

Thanks to a long standing relationship with the Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS) located in India, two Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences’ faculty members and six veterinary students will be trading places with our colleagues in India.

Don’t let flies get the best of your cattle’s eyes

Don’t let flies get the best of your cattle’s eyes

In addition to the irritation factor, flies can transmit an important bacterial infection that can escalate production losses and negatively impact animal welfare—pinkeye.

Spay and neuter advice goes for reptiles, too

Spay and neuter advice goes for reptiles, too

Spaying and neutering dogs and cats is common and fundamental to prevent reproductive and other disorders. But this advice applies to most animals — and reptiles are no exception.

Treating ‘bobcat fever’ in domestic cats

Treating ‘bobcat fever’ in domestic cats

Cytauxzoonosis (aka bobcat fever) is an acute, often fatal tick-borne disease caused by the hematoprotozoan parasite Cytauxzoon felis. Cytauxzoonosis often strikes healthy, young adult cats who have access to or live outdoors.

How to assess dehydration in scouring calves

How to assess dehydration in scouring calves

Diarrhea or scours is commonly seen in young dairy calves

Tracy Kyle Chair in Small Animal Medicine

Tracy Kyle Chair in Small Animal Medicine

Thanks to the generosity of David and Tracy Kyle of Tulsa, Oklahoma, OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently established the Tracy Kyle Chair in Small Animal Medicine.

Battling a newer strain of canine influenza

Battling a newer strain of canine influenza

A new dog flu is making its way across the country. The original canine influenza virus, identified since 2000, mutated from a horse strain and spread from infected dogs for about a week, meaning outbreaks were few and brief.

Class of 1969 celebrates 50 year reunion

Class of 1969 celebrates 50 year reunion

Twelve members of the class of 1969 returned to Stillwater in May to celebrate their 50th year reunion. Class representative, Dr. Michael Lorenz, talked about his career and his class.

Dr. Mark Bohannon: Taking the Road Less Traveled

Dr. Mark Bohannon: Taking the Road Less Traveled

Dr. Mark and Mrs. Kathy Bohannon established a scholarship and the Mark and Kathy Bohannon Endowed Chair in Public Health through two generous gifts including a $1 million estate gift. Dr. Bohannon sat down to talk about his career as a veterinarian in public health and what inspired them to donate.

Mary Beth Davis: Anything is Possible

Mary Beth Davis: Anything is Possible

Veterinary school isn’t easy — that’s a given. Imagine suffering a spinal cord injury as you’re on the path to your dream. The injury forces you to use a wheelchair, making veterinary school exponentially more difficult. That’s the situation Mary Beth Davis faced.

Corneal ulcers: More than just a scratch

Corneal ulcers: More than just a scratch

A corneal ulcer is one of the most common eye problems seen in pets. The cornea is like a windshield, protecting the eye. It is composed of multiple layers with an outer layer, the epithelium, preventing cloudiness and protecting the rest of the cornea from infection. An ulcer occurs when the corneal epithelium is damaged.

Jenny Receives Top Honors

Jenny Receives Top Honors

For only the fifth time in the history of OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences a senior student received both the Gentle Doctor and the Dean Clarence H. McElroy Awards.

OSU Veterinary Class of 2020 Moves Closer to DVM Degree

OSU Veterinary Class of 2020 Moves Closer to DVM Degree

Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently hosted the Transition Ceremony for the class of 2020.