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College of Veterinary Medicine launches Vet Med Faces of Research

College of Veterinary Medicine launches Vet Med Faces of Research

In an effort to inform the public about the impact of the many studies being conducted, the veterinary college launched a new monthly series entitled, “Vet Med Faces of Research.”

Handling canine MEC

Handling canine MEC

Some dogs are born with abnormal protrusions on their heads; others sustain them after trauma or surgery or as a result of high blood pressure in the brain. And these protrusions can be harmful.

The OSU Tick Team

The OSU Tick Team

Have you ever found a tick on your pet or on yourself? These tiny creatures are growing in numbers in North America and Northern Europe. With the explosion in tick populations and increasing geographic distribution in the tick species, more people and more animals are at risk of acquiring a tick bite and becoming infected with a tick-borne disease. For your health and that of your pets, the work being done by OSU’s Tick Team is more important than ever before.

Honoring Dr. Roger Panciera with new classroom building

Honoring Dr. Roger Panciera with new classroom building

Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to announce that its new classroom building will be named the Roger J. Panciera Education Center in honor of the late Roger J. Panciera, DVM, Ph.D., DACVP, Professor Emeritus and world renowned veterinary pathologist.

Putting a little “magic” in Veterinary Medicine

Putting a little “magic” in Veterinary Medicine

Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences treats more than 500 wildlife cases a year at the center’s Veterinary Medical Hospital. Recently a barred owl was brought to the hospital because it was unable to fly. The hospital’s avian, exotics and zoological (AEZ) medicine service treated it.

Oklahoma State Veterinary College Renamed

Oklahoma State Veterinary College Renamed

The OSU/A&M Board of Regents approved a proposal to rename OSU’s veterinary center the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Secretary of Agriculture Visits OSU Veterinary College

Secretary of Agriculture Visits OSU Veterinary College

Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture Blayne Arthur recently met with administrators at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. Dr. Carlos Risco, dean of the veterinary college, and several members of his veterinary administrative council talked with Secretary Arthur about current and future collaboration in research and teaching. They also discussed on-going extension activities in partnership with Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

Risco Leads Meeting to Strengthen OSU Veterinary College’s One Health and International Missions

Risco Leads Meeting to Strengthen OSU Veterinary College’s One Health and International Missions

Dr. Carlos Risco, dean of Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, recently led a two-day trip to New York City to solidify the center’s One Health and international exchange programs. Accompanying Risco were Drs. Jerry Malayer, associate dean of research and graduate education, and Ashish Ranjan, associate professor of physiological sciences.

Dr. Tyler named OSU Vet Med Distinguished Alumnus

Dr. Tyler named OSU Vet Med Distinguished Alumnus

Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently announced the center’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients—Drs. John Myers, Ronald Tyler, Sr., and Paul Welch.

Whetsel creates organization to help pets of domestic violence victims

Whetsel creates organization to help pets of domestic violence victims

Jonna Whetsel of Oklahoma City is a second-year veterinary student at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. She recently established the Network for Pets of Domestic Violence Victims (NPDVV). NPDVV is designed to unite animal care resources with domestic violence shelters.

Veterinary Medicine in India

Veterinary Medicine in India

An agreement between Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences and India’s Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS) afforded six students, accompanied by faculty members Drs. Lionel Dawson and Madhan Subramanian, the opportunity this summer to experience veterinary medicine in India. The group visited TANUVAS, Namakkal Veterinary College, a separate college under the TANUVAS system, and Sandynella, a sheep research station in the mountains of India. Among the students traveling were Rachel Dill, fourth year, and Laura Edwards, third year.

Dr. Welch named OSU Vet Med Distinguished Alumnus

Dr. Welch named OSU Vet Med Distinguished Alumnus

Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently announced the center’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients—Drs. John Myers, Ronald Tyler, Sr., and Paul Welch.

Dr. Myers named OSU Vet Med Distinguished Alumnus

Dr. Myers named OSU Vet Med Distinguished Alumnus

Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently announced the center’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients—Drs. John Myers, Ronald Tyler, Sr., and Paul Welch.

Womble participates in Research Training Program

Womble participates in Research Training Program

Billy Womble spent 12 weeks this summer participating in a research training program at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. Mentored by Drs. Andrew Hanzlicek and João Brandão, Womble studied clotting times in rabbits and the influence of how the blood sample was handled.

Collaborating to improve the durability of joint replacement implants

Collaborating to improve the durability of joint replacement implants

The Oklahoma IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) program recently announced its 2019 National Institutes of Health funding awards that include support for a collaborative study involving Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences’ clinician Dr. Erik M. Clary and researchers from OU Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) and the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO).

Two Oklahoma veterinary students attend Canine Conference

Two Oklahoma veterinary students attend Canine Conference

Oklahoma State University veterinary students Brandy Lawrence and Liza Marhanka recently attended the 2019 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference held in St. Louis, Missouri. Both students received a grant to help pay for conference related expenses.

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.

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.

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.