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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.

OSU Researcher working to learn more about Chagas disease

OSU Researcher working to learn more about Chagas disease

Kelly Allen, MS, Ph.D., an assistant professor of veterinary parasitology at OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences (OSU-CVHS) whose research focuses on vector-borne diseases, is working to learn more about Chagas disease in Oklahoma.

Clients support goat kid research at OSU Veterinary Center

Clients support goat kid research at OSU Veterinary Center

Debbie and Tim Sodowsky have been driving 2 hours one way to assist Dr. Leslie Wagner with her research project.

Phi Kappa Phi Inductees

Phi Kappa Phi Inductees

The Oklahoma State University Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi recently announced the 2019 inductees into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

OSU’s Veterinary Center awards over $500,000 in student scholarships

OSU’s Veterinary Center awards over $500,000 in student scholarships

Thanks to its generous donors, Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently awarded $542,270 in scholarships to 158 different veterinary students.

Abraham named Niblack Research Scholar

Abraham named Niblack Research Scholar

Rachel Abraham of Stillwater is one of 14 undergraduate students across the Oklahoma State University campus recently named a 2019-2020 Niblack Research Scholar.

Arthritic joints not just a problem in people

Arthritic joints not just a problem in people

Medical researchers debate the precise mechanism, but the association between cold weather and intensified joint pain is well known to people with degenerative joint disease, or osteoarthritis (OA). And those suffering are many. According to a long-running study conducted by researchers at the University of North Carolina, nearly 50 percent of people aged 45 years or older experience OA-related knee pain, and for people living to the age of 85, one out of four will develop symptomatic OA in one or both hip joints.

Oklahoma State Veterinary Center Faculty Recognized for Excellence

Oklahoma State Veterinary Center Faculty Recognized for Excellence

Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently recognized faculty members for their excellence in research and teaching.

Oklahoma State’s Veterinary Center hosts special guest

Oklahoma State’s Veterinary Center hosts special guest

On April 9, 2019, Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences had the pleasure of hosting a very special young man, Matthew Harrison age 16 from Lewisville, Texas. Accompanied by his mother, Teresa Wood, Matthew spent the day learning about veterinary medicine and participating in some hands-on activities.

 Phi Zeta Research Day

Phi Zeta Research Day

. Annually, the Nu Chapter of The Society of Phi Zeta hosts Phi Zeta Research Day to recognize veterinary students, interns, residents, graduate students, and post-doctoral associates for their outstanding work.

Phi Zeta Nu Chapter at Oklahoma State University inducts new members

Phi Zeta Nu Chapter at Oklahoma State University inducts new members

The Society of Phi Zeta is the national honor society of veterinary medicine.

Lacombe Elected to International Scientific Board

Lacombe Elected to International Scientific Board

Oklahoma State University’s Véronique A. Lacombe, DVM, has been elected as a full member of the Board of the International Society for Heart and Vascular Metabolism. Her three-year term begins in June with the society’s 17th annual international meeting. The society is at the vanguard of biomedical research in metabolic homeostasis, an expanding field across many areas, including the cardiovascular arena.

OSU Veterinary Students Learn Field Skills

OSU Veterinary Students Learn Field Skills

Third year veterinary students had an opportunity this spring to hone their field anesthesia and equine surgery skills at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.

Oklahoma State Advocates for Veterinary Medicine

Oklahoma State Advocates for Veterinary Medicine

Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently sent a small delegation to Washington, D.C., to participate in Advocacy Day for the profession of veterinary medicine.

Protecting moms during lambing and kidding season

Protecting moms during lambing and kidding season

Spring brings lambing and kidding season. Monitoring pregnant does and ewes is critical for a better outcome for both mothers and babies.

Interdisciplinary Toxicology Symposium held at OSU

Interdisciplinary Toxicology Symposium held at OSU

Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently held the Annual Interdisciplinary Toxicology Symposium at Wes Watkins Center including the 19th Annual Sitlington Lecture in Toxicology.

Oklahoma State to provide free eye exams to service & working animals

Oklahoma State to provide free eye exams to service & working animals

Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences will provide area Service and Working Animals with free sight-saving eye exams this May.

Milo visits OSU’s Veterinary Hospital

Milo visits OSU’s Veterinary Hospital

Recently Milo, the puppy with the upside down paws turned right side down, returned to Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences for a scheduled recheck visit.