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Hot Cars: What You Need to Know

Monday, July 17 2017

dog in parked car

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, pets die every year because they were left in cars on warm—not necessarily hot—days while their owners shopped, visited friends or ran errands. This tragic loss is 100 percent preventable.

Don’t leave your two-legged children or your four-legged children inside a parked vehicle.

Freedom Release

Friday, July 7 2017

3 people release a hawk

Just before the July 4th holiday several members of Oakcreek Senior Cohousing Community, located in Stillwater, joined Dr. Joao Brandao of Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences to release a red-shouldered hawk the group named ‘Freedom.’

“We don’t name wildlife under our care at OSU’s Veterinary Medical Hospital,” explained Brandao, assistant professor of avian, exotics and zoological medicine. “So when it’s time to release the animal and in this case a red-shouldered hawk, we let those assisting with the release name the bird.”

Veterinary Center to Host Canine Athletic Program

Thursday, July 6 2017

military dog

The number one killer of all law enforcement K9s throughout the United States in 2016 was not trauma. The dogs’ deaths were directly related to the lack of adequate conditioning and resistance to heat stress. Coordinated by Dr. Michael Davis, Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences will host an Advanced Canine Athletic Program on August 1–3, 2017, to provide the latest knowledge and training techniques for improving working dog fitness.

Grandparent University Visits Veterinary Center

Wednesday, July 5 2017

Elizabeth Crabtree and boy

Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently welcomed 13 adults and 17 grandchildren as part of Oklahoma State’s 2017 Grandparent University.

Each grandchild was inducted into the Center’s veterinary medicine family through the symbolic white coat ceremony followed by the veterinary oath. They also received an orange stethoscope to use during their two-day hands-on veterinary medicine learning experience.