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A Safe Haven for Pets

Monday, January 12 2015

by Elisabeth J. Giedt, DVM

Thanks to a generous donation from the estate of Ms. Leah Cohn Arendt, matched by Oklahoma State University funds, the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences established the Cohn Pet Care Facility.  In 1998, the facility opened offering pet owners long term care and a home for their beloved family members long after the owner is gone.

OSU/OVMA Summer Seminar: Save the Date!

Monday, December 22 2014

The 12 Days of Christmas for Pets

Friday, December 5 2014

by Elisabeth J. Giedt, DVM

Here is a twist on a holiday favorite – gift ideas for your furry family members!

On the first day of Christmas, give your pet your attention.  Whether it is a walk or a good brushing or just a scratch in that ‘oh so favorite’ spot, your beloved pet will appreciate your time.

The Holidays and Your Pets

Friday, December 5 2014

by Elisabeth J. Giedt, DVM

At OSU’s Veterinary Medical Hospital, we love the holiday season.  Offices are decorated and pictures of pets and children dressed in their holiday finest appear on office doors.

Good food and good friends are a great reason to stay at home and share some cheer.  Sometimes, our four legged friends feel left out and sometimes they are just curious.  Either way, they may get into some mischief during the holiday season.

Pets Need Shelter from the Winter Weather

Thursday, November 20 2014

By Trisha Gedon                    

STILLWATER, Okla. – With the temperature now dipping below the freezing mark, Oklahoma residents are pulling out the flannel sheets, bumping up the thermostat or tossing a couple of extra logs in the fireplace in an effort to keep warm.

World Rabies Day

Monday, September 22 2014

by Elisabeth J. Giedt, DVM

World Rabies Day is September 28, 2014.  Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus that attacks the nervous system. 

Water consumption and Athletes—Human and Animal

Monday, August 4 2014


by Elisabeth J. Giedt, DVM

Today we know that water consumption affects performance in human athletes.  Whether people are doing weight training, taking a yoga class, or riding the elliptical trainer, water is in the picture.  Water is equally important for animal athletes.