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Oklahoma State University
Center for Veterinary Health Sciences

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OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences - Overview

The Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences educates and develops skilled veterinarians for a lifetime of investigation, innovation, care and protection of animal health.

Learn more about the CVHS impact with the Impact Brochure.

Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences offers:

  • Committed faculty
  • Research centers of excellence in veterinary parasitology, respiratory and infectious diseases, veterinary sports medicine and rehabilitation
  • Comprehensive veterinary medicine curriculum designed to prepare graduates with knowledge and skills to:
    • Be competent, practice ready veterinarians
    • Enter post DVM clinical training
    • Conduct biomedical research
    • Work in pharmaceutical industry
    • Pursue military career options
    • Lead the profession in government roles

The Center for Veterinary Health Sciences leads the OSU system in National Institutes of Health funding.

Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences ranks #1 in value for the cost of an education in veterinary medicine. Veterinarians play a key role as the professions of veterinary medicine and human medicine become one health.

Major areas of research emphasis include:

  • Lung diseases
  • Toxicology
  • Infectious diseases
    • Zoonotic diseases
    • Tick transmitted diseases
    • Shipping fever
    • Exercise physiology

The OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences has been providing outstanding veterinary medical services for more than 68 years. Dr. Leroy Coggins, class of 1957, developed the Coggins Test for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA)—the diagnostic tool that is still the USDA official test for EIA. Amber Schofield, class of 2016, is simultaneously seeking her DVM degree and a master’s degree in biomedical sciences and has already secured NIH funding for her research in Dr. Lin Liu’s Lung Biology and Toxicology Laboratory.