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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.

Ultrasound offers versatility in veterinary medicine

Ultrasound offers versatility in veterinary medicine

Ultrasound, also known as sonography, has been used in human and veterinary medicine alike for many years. Most people are familiar with its use in prenatal exams, allowing a “sneak peek” of the baby in utero. Ultrasound has a multitude of other uses and is becoming increasingly available to veterinary patients throughout Oklahoma.

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.

Heart Patient Doing Well

Heart Patient Doing Well

Drs. Jennifer and Mark Bianchi, veterinarians of Edmond, Oklahoma, recently reported that their dog, Maverick, an 11-year-old Corgi, is doing great two months after undergoing heart surgery at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.

Feeding moldy hay can create problems in livestock

Feeding moldy hay can create problems in livestock

Moldy hay can present a multitude of health risks if consumed by livestock.

ELAP may be able to offset grazing losses incurred by floodwaters

ELAP may be able to offset grazing losses incurred by floodwaters

Livestock producers may qualify for financial aid under the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program.

Pregnancy checking replacement heifers helps protect producer investment

Pregnancy checking replacement heifers helps protect producer investment

Replacement heifers represent a long-term investment and source of new genetics for a cattle herd, and so must be productive from the get-go.

Deadline looming for commercial livestock producers to file with FSA

Deadline looming for commercial livestock producers to file with FSA

Livestock operators must notify Farm Service Agency within 30 days of the death of their animals.

Petco Foundation Invests in Lifesaving Work of Operation Catnip Stillwater

Petco Foundation Invests in Lifesaving Work of Operation Catnip Stillwater

Grant of $35,000 will extend efforts to save more animal lives in Stillwater

Liu Named APS Fellow

Liu Named APS Fellow

The Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is excited to announce that Lin Liu, Ph.D., FAPS, has been named a Fellow of the American Physiological Society.

Cattle producers should watch for signs of blackleg and anthrax after floodwaters recede

Cattle producers should watch for signs of blackleg and anthrax after floodwaters recede

Floodwaters disturb the soil, which can expose the spores that trigger the diseases.

Trading Places in Veterinary Medicine

Trading Places in Veterinary Medicine

Thanks to a long standing relationship with the Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS) located in India, two Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences’ faculty members and six veterinary students will be trading places with our colleagues in India.

Chemical Engineering professors represented OSU at the 2019 BIO International Convention in Philadelphia

Chemical Engineering professors represented OSU at the 2019 BIO International Convention in Philadelphia

Professor and interim department head Heather Gappa-Fahlenkamp and associate professor Joshua Ramsey, both of chemical engineering in the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology represented Oklahoma State University at the 2019 BIO International Convention.