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Navicular Syndrome

Friday, May 22 2015

Veterinary Voices: Navicular Syndrome and Your Horse

At the April 7 Veterinary Voices Seminar, Dan Burba, DVM, DACVS, professor of equine surgery at OSU's Veterinary Medical Hospital, talked about navicular syndrome.

Preventing and Treating Dog Bites

Monday, May 18 2015

Veterinary Viewpoints

National Dog Bite Prevention Week is May 17-23, 2015. Veterinarians at OSU’s Veterinary Medical Hospital offer some helpful tips on preventing and treating dog bites.

Veterinary Voices: Pet Birds

Thursday, April 16 2015

If you own or are interested in having a pet bird, the next Veterinary Voices Seminar is for you. Joao Brandao, LMV, MS, will present “Pet birds: How to provide the best environment for your pet bird” on Tuesday, May 5, at 7 p.m. in McElroy Hall Auditorium at OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. McElroy Hall is located on the corner of McFarland and West Farm Road on the OSU Stillwater campus.

How To Know When Kitty is Sick

Wednesday, April 15 2015

According to, your cat may provide several signs that it is not feeling well.  To help owners identify when it may be time to call the veterinarian, here are some tips that things may not be okay with your cat.

Changes in interactions—your independent cat becomes “Velcro” kitty or your normally friendly cat hides. These changes in interaction can be signs of disease, fear or anxiety. For example, combing over arthritic hips may cause your cat to spit, hiss and run away in response to the pain.

Pet Safety During Severe Weather

Wednesday, March 25 2015

Veterinary Viewpoints

Spring in Oklahoma often signals the start of severe weather. While you may know what your family will do in the event of a storm, what about your pets?

Keeping America’s Food Supply Healthy

Wednesday, March 18 2015

Veterinary Viewpoints

March 18 is National Agriculture Day. Oklahoma State’s Veterinary Medical Hospital has been serving food animal owners since 1948.  Today, the hospital sees 1,100 to 1,200 food animal cases a year treating a variety of animals such as cattle, sheep, goats, llamas and alpacas, and swine.

Veterinary Voices: Navicular Syndrome and Your Horse

Wednesday, March 18 2015

Is your horse predisposed to navicular syndrome? If you are a horse owner, the next Veterinary Voices Seminar on Tuesday, April 7, might be of interest.

Wildlife and You

Friday, March 13 2015

Veterinary Viewpoints

When people find baby animals alone what should they do?

Fleas and Ticks: Protecting Your Pets

Thursday, February 19 2015

Pet owners beware—fleas and ticks are not only an annoyance but they can cause serious medical problems in animals.  Lindsay Starkey, DVM, will present “Fleas and Ticks: Practical Tips for Protecting Your Pets” at a Veterinary Voices seminar on Tuesday, March 3, at 7 p.m. at OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.

Is Your Pet At Risk for Heart Disease?

Thursday, February 12 2015

February is American Heart Month

by Elisabeth J. Giedt, DVM

Cats and dogs, like humans, can get heart disease.  Some breeds are more likely than others to develop heart problems.  The Veterinary Medical Hospital at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences has a board certified veterinary cardiologist on staff—Dr. Ryan Baumwart—to help owners treat heart disease in their pets.