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Oklahoma State Veterinary College welcomes class of 2023

Oklahoma State Veterinary College welcomes class of 2023

Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences officially welcomed the class of 2023 at an Induction Ceremony held on the OSU Stillwater campus on Aug. 16, 2019.

Sharing science through ticks

Sharing science through ticks

Thanks to a nearly $4 million grant from the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), researchers from several universities including Oklahoma State University will collaborate on a major research project to better understand tick-borne diseases, how they are acquired, where high-risk areas exist, and how to best subdue these diseases in the Great Plains, specifically in Oklahoma and Kansas.

Summer Research Training Program opens doors

Summer Research Training Program opens doors

Haley Hahn spent 12 weeks this summer participating in a research training program at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. Mentored by Drs. Bruce Noden, Entomology and Plant Pathology, and João Brandão, Avian, Exotics and Zoological Medicine, Hahn studied external parasites of animals presented to the center’s zoological medicine service and wild Eastern bluebirds.

Wild Turtles are Not Pet Material

Wild Turtles are Not Pet Material

From mid-July through September, thousands of people visit Oklahoma’s lakes, rivers and other waterways to cool off and enjoy their summer. And many of them encounter Oklahoma’s wildlife, as animals also utilize the water and adjacent wilderness. At this time of year, baby turtles are hatching out of eggs buried months earlier. Most egg nests were found and destroyed by raccoons, skunks and other predators. The lucky, undisturbed nests can see 30 to 40 turtles dig themselves out of the soil. They must remain hidden, however, and try to make it to the water and its aquatic vegetation quickly.

Veterinary students participate in Summer Research Program

Veterinary students participate in Summer Research Program

Sixteen veterinary students participated in Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences’ Summer Research Training Program. Designed to identify talented and highly motivated veterinary students interested in exploring a career in veterinary research, the program provides them with an outstanding biomedical research experience.

OSU Veterinary College hosts Partners in Progress

OSU Veterinary College hosts Partners in Progress

Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences hosted “Partners in Progress” a complimentary seminar for the center’s shelter medicine partners. About 15 animal shelter employees from across the state attended the program designed to help shelters learn more about best practices for facility management and handling animals.

Cytauxzoon cats CAN survive: Jackson survives bobcat fever

Cytauxzoon cats CAN survive: Jackson survives bobcat fever

In Oklahoma the survival rate for cats diagnosed with Cytauxzoon felis is less than 25 percent. While cytauxzoonosis or bobcat fever is not a good disease to have, being an infectious disease, in theory, there are treatments for it. And in the case of Jackson, a one-year-old outdoor cat belonging to a Chandler, Oklahoma family, those treatments worked.

Recognizing histoplasmosis in pet dogs and cats

Recognizing histoplasmosis in pet dogs and cats

There’s a fungus among us! According to the Centers for Disease Control, each year 500,000 people in the U.S. contract histoplasmosis, a potentially fatal fungal infection. Histoplasmosis also infects dogs and cats. In fact, Oklahoma probably sees the most cases of histoplasmosis in pets in the U.S.

OSU parasitologists present at international meeting

OSU parasitologists present at international meeting

Several parasitologists from Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences and the National Center for Veterinary Parasitology, which is housed at the center, recently participated in the 27th Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology held in Madison, Wisconsin.

Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) case confirmed in Oklahoma

Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) case confirmed in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Department of Food and Forestry announced July 30, 2019 that Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) was confirmed in a Tillman County horse. VSV has been reported in Texas, Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming in 2019. This is the first case in Oklahoma since the 1990s.

OSU veterinarians lead at theriogenology conference

OSU veterinarians lead at theriogenology conference

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. Biggs joins OSU Veterinary Center

Dr. Biggs joins OSU Veterinary Center

Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences welcomes Rosslyn Biggs, DVM, as the director of continuing education and beef cattle extension specialist. She comes to the center with 14 years of veterinary experience in large animal practice and public service.

Tots and Turtles

Tots and Turtles

WATCH: Several youngsters were delighted to help Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences release seven tiny turtles at Sanborn Lake in Stillwater.

Milo celebrates 6 months post-surgery

Milo celebrates 6 months post-surgery

Milo, now an 8-month-old Coonhound, and his owner, Jennie Hays of Luther, Oklahoma, joined Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences team to celebrate the puppy’s progress six months post-surgery.

Today’s veterinary care includes specialists

Today’s veterinary care includes specialists

Veterinary care has changed dramatically over the years. While we still treasure the idea of James Herriot taking care of all animals, great and small, veterinary medicine recognizes the benefit of specialists the same way that human medicine does. These specialists spend extra years of training in a narrow specialty to become very knowledgeable in that one area.

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.

Coe discovers passion through research, campus organizations

Coe discovers passion through research, campus organizations

1 is 2 Many, a White House initiative in response to the increased attention around sexual violence on college campuses, is one of Seraiah Coe’s philanthropic passions. She is deeply passionate about educating young adults on the definition of healthy relationships and believes this is an "important part of the recovery" from a personal experience. She presented her plan to her hometown high school principal in McKinney, Texas, and got approved to present the information to health class in the coming fall semester.

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.