Dr. Roy Smith of Round Rock, Texas, believes in being involved in every level of veterinary medicine. At age 14, he began working for a veterinarian in his hometown of Quincy, Mass. His mentor told him, “…this is a great profession and to keep it that way, you need to be involved in community work and in association work.” Smith took that advice to heart and has been volunteering and giving back to the community ever since he earned his DVM degree from Oklahoma State in 1962.
Dr. Ron Guthrie started a family legacy when he earned his DVM degree from Oklahoma State University in 1966. His two younger brothers, Darryl and W. E., followed suit earning their DVM degrees in 1974 and 1976 respectively. Guthrie’s oldest daughter, Kimber, earned her DVM degree in 1998 as did her husband, Jim Giles. In May 2016, Guthrie had the honor to welcome one more family member into the OSU Cowboy veterinarian legacy as he hooded his great nephew, Andrew Willis.
In Dr. Wendy Hauser’s 28-year career, she spent 26 ½ years in American Animal Hospital Association accredited hospitals. She values AAHA’s ongoing commitment to excellence in its hospitals and the difference that makes for clients, patients and teams. Hauser’s veterinary business, Peak Veterinary Consulting, is also committed to excellence by “Creating Happy Teams and Healthy Hospitals.”
Here’s a look at what one of our alumna has been up to. Dr. Sheena Connolly, class of 2011, is an equine veterinarian and certified animal chiropractor. She owns her own practice, Leg Up Equine, and is now a permit holder in the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association.
Cowel, Tyler Receive 2014 ASVCP Lifetime Achievement Award
Drs. Rick Cowell and Ron Tyler, Sr., have been colleagues for decades, starting in veterinary college at Oklahoma State University in the 1970s. Tyler graduated in 1977 and Cowell in 1978. They both completed their residencies in pathology at OSU and both are board certified as clinical pathologists by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Tyler is also certified as an anatomic pathologist and toxicologist. Cowell earned a master’s degree while Tyler earned a doctorate at OSU. And both men spent time on the faculty of OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
So,it’s not surprising that the two were honored with the 2014 ASVCP LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD together.
Dr. Jerry Ritchey grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma and earned his DVM degree from Oklahoma State University in 1991. He joined the faculty in 1997 and was recently appointed as head of the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology.
Stan Casteel, DVM, Ph.D., Dipl. American Board of Veterinary Toxicology, will present the Class of 1963 Distinguished Lectureship entitled, “Back Then, Now, What’s Next for Veterinary Medicine” on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 11:30 a.m. in the Wes Watkins auditorium. The keynote address is part of the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences’ 2015 Fall Conference for Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians.
Anthony Confer, DVM, MS, PhD, Regents Professor and Walter Sitlington Endowed Chair in Food Animal Research at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, was among the 2015 inductees into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame.
OSU Represented at International Veterinary Parasitology Meeting
Several veterinarians and parasitologists connected to Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently traveled to Liverpool, United Kingdom, to attend the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology Meeting.