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OSU’s Department of Animal Science shows progression with new name

OSU’s Department of Animal Science shows progression with new name

The Department of Animal Science within Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources will change its name to the Department of Animal and Food Sciences

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.

What to look for when kenneling your pets

What to look for when kenneling your pets

Tips for vacationing pet owners who are looking for kennels.

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.

Summer-like temperatures can affect artificial insemination programs for beef herds

Summer-like temperatures can affect artificial insemination programs for beef herds

Hot temperatures have swept into Oklahoma, and that means cow-calf producers must take into account the effects the heat can have on artificial insemination programs.

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.

Cohn Offers Care for Life

Cohn Offers Care for Life

Opened in 1998, the Oklahoma State University’s Cohn Pet Care Facility offers pet owners a permanent home for their animals when they are no longer able to care for them.

Cohn Family Chair for Small Animals

Cohn Family Chair for Small Animals

Dr. Danielle Dugat holds the Cohn Family Chair 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.

Emergency evacuation plans must include your pets

Emergency evacuation plans must include your pets

When preparing an emergency evacuation plan, be sure to include your pets.

Do not forget about post-wildfire trauma in livestock

Do not forget about post-wildfire trauma in livestock

STILLWATER, Oklahoma (April 17, 2018) – Adrenaline-fueled panic and confusion may still be affecting livestock even after the flames of recent wildfires have passed, meaning producers need to use caution when working with the animals.

Follow state-approved methods for burying carcasses of livestock killed by wildfires

Follow state-approved methods for burying carcasses of livestock killed by wildfires

STILLWATER, Oklahoma (April 16, 2018) – Recent wildfires have left some agricultural producers contemplating burial of deceased animals as the most expedient way of disposing of livestock carcasses.

Rogers County 4-H’er has a project that is a little bit buggy

Rogers County 4-H’er has a project that is a little bit buggy

When Shelby Counterman was just a toddler, she asked her parents if she could have a pet. While they may have been thinking she wanted the traditional cat, dog or even a guinea pig, Shelby had an entirely different type of pet in mind.

Leptospirosis in Cats

Leptospirosis in Cats

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

Cow-calf producers should record multiple births in their herds

Cow-calf producers should record multiple births in their herds

STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma State University recommends cow-calf producers write down calf numbers of twin births while the animals are still nursing the cow, and to never retain a heifer as a replacement female is she is born as a twin to a bull.

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