Kalyani Ektate, PhD candidate at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, recently received the Kocan Memorial Graduate Student Award. This $500 award recognizes excellence in graduate research at the veterinary center. Ektate’s research project is “Motion Compensated Ultrasound Imaging Allows Thermometry and Image-Guided Drug Delivery Monitoring from Echogenic Liposomes.”
Lawrence (Larry) McGill, DVM, PhD, DACVP, is campaigning to represent Oklahoma, Utah, Kansas, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico as the American Veterinary Medical Association representative for District 9. Voting occurs digitally in March 2018. Watch for an email from the AVMA concerning voting. McGill is a 1968 DVM graduate and a 2017 Distinguished Alumnus of the Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.
Veterinarians and the American Veterinary Medical Association recommend regular wellness exams for the same reason your physician and dentist recommend them – to detect a problem in its earliest stages.
Early detection can save your pet from needless suffering. Our pets are very good at hiding their problems from their owners. In the wild remember that a visibly sick animal is more likely to be attacked by a predator.
Early detection can also provide owners and their pets with more treatment options and potentially higher rates of success in managing the problem.