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CVHS' Tracy Kyle Chair to focus on newest treatments

Thursday, August 29, 2019

OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently established the Tracy Kyle Chair in Small Animal Medicine to focus on less-invasive treatments for small animals.

“The Tracy Kyle Chair actually aids us in fulfilling our mission, which is shaping the future through discovery, education and unparalleled veterinary care,” said Dr. Jeff Studer, director of the center’s Veterinary Medical Hospital. “This chair allows us to pursue newer and less-invasive treatments for our patients, which is very exciting. In some cases, these treatments are an option that patients would not have otherwise had. So not only are we able to offer faster healing times and less pain with recovery through minimally invasive procedures, but we are able to use this technology to treat patients that we could not have treated before. I think it will be revolutionary for veterinary medicine, especially here in the state of Oklahoma.”

The chair is being endowed by David and Tracy Kyle of Tulsa.

“Funds from this chair allow the chair holder to expand the service in minimally invasive procedures that are performed at the hospital,” said Dr. Daniel Burba, head of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences. “We are actively pursuing a position in the minimally invasive area, primarily cardiology. Hopefully in the next 12 months, we will be able to fill this chair.

“Without support from people like the Kyles, we could not do the things that we do here both in the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences and specifically in the Veterinary Medical Hospital. We are so thankful to have donors like the Kyles to be able to advance our medicine as well as our teaching and research.”

For more information on Oklahoma State University’s Veterinary Medical Hospital, visit

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Learn more about the Tracy Kyle Chair in Small Animal Medicine at okla. st/kylechair.

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