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Blood Donors Save Bella

Blood Donors Save Bella

Twenty-one days, 32 liters of blood, and a group of dedicated veterinary specialists – that’s what it took to save Bella, a 7 year old Appendix Quarter Horse mare

Helping Dogs See

Helping Dogs See

Oklahoma State University’s Veterinary Medical Hospital provided free eye exams to service animals during the month of May as part of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists’ 11th Annual ACVO/StokesRx National Service Animal Eye Exam event.

Don't Share Medications

Don't Share Medications

Using the same medication on your cat that you use on your dog is NOT a good idea.

Vet Med Class of 1968 Celebrates 50th Reunion

Vet Med Class of 1968 Celebrates 50th Reunion

Twenty-eight members of the Class of 1968 recently returned to Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences to celebrate their 50th class reunion.

Collaborating to Decrease Horse Mortality Rates

Collaborating to Decrease Horse Mortality Rates

Clinical researchers at OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences are excited about a collaborative effort to research the potential causes of injury and death in horses associated with routine surgeries.

Meet Dr. Murphee Stepanek Winner of Two Prestigious Veterinary Awards

Meet Dr. Murphee Stepanek Winner of Two Prestigious Veterinary Awards

Murphee Stepanek of Dallas, Texas, recently received both the 2018 Gentle Doctor Award and the Dean Clarence H. McElroy Award. In the 70-year history of the veterinary center, this is only the third time a student has earned both awards.

Larrabee to Serve on National Board

Larrabee to Serve on National Board

The National Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) recently named Kyre Larrabee of Meade, Kan., president-elect.

Class of 2019 Moves to Clinics

Class of 2019 Moves to Clinics

The Class of 2019 transitions into their fourth and final year in veterinary school,the clinical year.

More than Puppy Love

More than Puppy Love

Leah Cohn Arendt's family established the Mercy Work Foundation of Oklahoma in 1992 to perpetually care for small animals.

Essential Oils and Pets

Essential Oils and Pets

Essential oils used in aromatherapy can help humans relax. It’s important to understand that these oils can pose safety risks to both our pets and some members of our human family.

OSU Animal Relief Fund Makes Treating Animal Fire Victims Possible

OSU Animal Relief Fund Makes Treating Animal Fire Victims Possible

Thanks to generous donors, who gave to the OSU Animal Relief Fund, three animal fire victims are currently being treated at no cost to their owners at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.

Leptospirosis in Cats

Leptospirosis in Cats

According to the Advisory Board on Cat Diseases, leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease.

Veterinary Center Hosts Annual Open House

Veterinary Center Hosts Annual Open House

Recap of the 2018 CVHS Open House

Phi Zeta Day: Recognizing Excellence

Phi Zeta Day: Recognizing Excellence

Phi Zeta Day recognizing excellence in OSU Veterinary Students

Phi Zeta Nu Chapter at OSU Inducts New Members

Phi Zeta Nu Chapter at OSU Inducts New Members

The Society of Phi Zeta is the national honor society of veterinary medicine. New members are inducted each year.

Dog Parks: What You Need to Know

Dog Parks: What You Need to Know

What pet owners need to know about walking their dog and dog parks.

OSU Veterinary Medical Hospital to Provide Free Eye Exams to Oklahoma Service & Working Animals

OSU Veterinary Medical Hospital to Provide Free Eye Exams to Oklahoma Service & Working Animals

Oklahoma State University’s Veterinary Medical Hospital to provide free eye exams to Service and Working Animals in Stillwater during the month of May as part of The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO®)’s 11th annual ACVO/StokesRx National Service Animal Eye Exam event.

Yew and Your Animals

Yew and Your Animals

Yew is a common evergreen shrub used in landscaping that is extremely poisonous to all species. This includes dogs, cats, horses, cattle, birds, and humans.

Going Home: Hawk Release

Going Home: Hawk Release

Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently released a rehabilitated red shouldered hawk back to the wild. When it came time to release this beautiful...

Hyperthyroidism in Cats

Hyperthyroidism in Cats

According to petMD, there is no known genetic predisposition for hyperthyroidism or excess thyroid hormone in cats. However, it is quite common.

Ektate Receives Kocan Award

Ektate Receives Kocan Award

Kalyani Ektate, PhD candidate at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, recently received the Kocan Memorial Graduate Student Award. This $500 award...

Vote for Dr. Lawrence McGill for District 9 AVMA Representative

Vote for Dr. Lawrence McGill for District 9 AVMA Representative

Lawrence (Larry) McGill, DVM, PhD, DACVP, is campaigning to represent Oklahoma, Utah, Kansas, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico as the American Veterinary Medical Association...

The Importance of Wellness Exams

The Importance of Wellness Exams

Veterinarians and the American Veterinary Medical Association recommend regular wellness exams for the same reason your physician and dentist recommend them – to detect a problem...

Dental Care for Horses

Dental Care for Horses

According to the American Association of Equine Practitioners, proper dental care is key for your horse. Your veterinarian can learn a lot about an animal’s health by examining...