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OSU Wins Quiz Bowl at National Conference

Tuesday, August 15 2017

three women holding books

Pictured (left to right): Jo Eike (’18), Michelle Shaw (’18) and Nikki Collins (’20). 


Congratulations to Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences’ Quiz Bowl Team for placing first out of nine teams competing at the Society for Theriogenology Conference held recently in Fort Collins, Colo.

Box Turtles and People

Monday, August 14 2017

three toed box turtle

Oklahoma is home to two box turtle species—the three-toed, Terrapene carolina, and the ornate, Terrapene ornata

These turtles have similar diets of insects, worms, mushrooms and fruit.  They will burry themselves to escape the heat of summer or the cold in winter. 

Box turtles are named after their ability to close their plastron or bottom shell up against their carapace or upper shell.  The plastron has a hinge to aid with this, and it allows for the turtle to completely hide and protect its head and limbs. 

Veterinary Center Offers Canine Athletic Program

Friday, August 11 2017

two men training a dog

The number one killer of all law enforcement K9s throughout the United States in 2016 was not trauma. The dogs’ deaths were directly related to the lack of adequate conditioning and resistance to heat stress. Coordinated by Dr. Michael Davis, Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently hosted an Advanced Canine Athletic Program to provide the latest knowledge and training techniques for improving working dog fitness.

Summer Researchers Present Results

Wednesday, August 9 2017

Front row: Program advisor, Dr. Laura Nafe, Crystal Matt (’19), Morgan Johnson (’20), Erica Iturraran (’19), Kyre Larrabee (’20), and Sarrah Owens (’19).
Back row: Michael Wallis (’20), Alexis Sirois (’19), Kayla Schroeder (’20), and Stephen Dilday (’19). Also participating but not pictured was Samantha Hancock (’19).


Congratulations to 10 veterinary students at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences for recently completing a 12 week summer research training program. Designed to entice talented and highly motivated veterinary students to pursue a biomedical research career, the program provides participants with an outstanding training experience.

Come Fuel the Fire of America’s Brightest Orange

Tuesday, August 1 2017

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The flame is growing at Oklahoma State University, home of America’s brightest orange. Come fuel the fire and join Oklahoma State’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.

Don’t DEET that Dog

Tuesday, August 1 2017

puppy scratching

While people may use DEET products to repel bugs, do not use it on your pets. DEET can cause significant clinical signs in companion animals.

DEET is common in most products used for mosquitoes, ticks and deer fly control in humans. If you hike in our great outdoors, you probably have used a DEET product.

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ Animal Poison Control Center, some pet owners will apply pest repellant products to their pets. Or in some cases, the pets may get into containers that are left within their reach.

Hot Cars: What You Need to Know

Monday, July 17 2017

dog in parked car

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, pets die every year because they were left in cars on warm—not necessarily hot—days while their owners shopped, visited friends or ran errands. This tragic loss is 100 percent preventable.

Don’t leave your two-legged children or your four-legged children inside a parked vehicle.

Freedom Release

Friday, July 7 2017

3 people release a hawk

Just before the July 4th holiday several members of Oakcreek Senior Cohousing Community, located in Stillwater, joined Dr. Joao Brandao of Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences to release a red-shouldered hawk the group named ‘Freedom.’

“We don’t name wildlife under our care at OSU’s Veterinary Medical Hospital,” explained Brandao, assistant professor of avian, exotics and zoological medicine. “So when it’s time to release the animal and in this case a red-shouldered hawk, we let those assisting with the release name the bird.”

Veterinary Center to Host Canine Athletic Program

Thursday, July 6 2017

military dog

The number one killer of all law enforcement K9s throughout the United States in 2016 was not trauma. The dogs’ deaths were directly related to the lack of adequate conditioning and resistance to heat stress. Coordinated by Dr. Michael Davis, Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences will host an Advanced Canine Athletic Program on August 1–3, 2017, to provide the latest knowledge and training techniques for improving working dog fitness.

Grandparent University Visits Veterinary Center

Wednesday, July 5 2017

Elizabeth Crabtree and boy

Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently welcomed 13 adults and 17 grandchildren as part of Oklahoma State’s 2017 Grandparent University.

Each grandchild was inducted into the Center’s veterinary medicine family through the symbolic white coat ceremony followed by the veterinary oath. They also received an orange stethoscope to use during their two-day hands-on veterinary medicine learning experience.

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