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Pet Birds: What You Need to Know

Tuesday, January 2 2018


If your family is considering a pet bird, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Association of Avian Veterinarians provide a wealth of information. Here are some excerpts:

Pet birds come in many sizes and colors with a variety of personalities. A finch has a wing span of a few inches while a macaw’s wing span can be up to four feet. Cockatiels are usually active and cheerful birds. Some parakeets (budgies) and cockatiels will learn to talk while an African Grey or Yellow-naped Amazon parrot can potentially develop an extended vocabulary.

Axton Receives Stratton Award

Wednesday, December 20 2017

anna, joyce, robin, rachel

Congratulations to Joyce Axton of Coyle, Okla., on receiving the 2017 Stratton Staff Award at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. Created by the late Dr. Louie Stratton (OSU Vet Med ’55 and first Veterinary Medical Hospital director), the award recognizes outstanding staff members for their dedicated service and many key contributions.

Class of 2017 Pays It Forward

Monday, December 18 2017

kaitlyn coyes

The class of 2017 at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is ‘paying it forward’ literally. The class made a departing gift of $1,200 to establish the Pay It Forward Fund.

The Fund is designed to provide clients a way to get their animals the care they need when the client may not be able to afford it at the time. It is also intended to provide treatment for stray animals in need of veterinary medical attention.

Holiday Dos and Don’ts

Thursday, December 14 2017

cat and christmas tree

Holidays are a wonderful time of year for spreading good cheer among family and friends, including your family pets. Here are some tips to keep the holidays safe for the entire family.

Don’t feed pets table scraps or let them sit under the table where children may drop food. Gravy, meat fat, and poultry skin can cause life-threatening conditions like pancreatitis and gastrointestinal problems. Bones can splinter and create bowel obstructions.