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Fleas: What You Need to Know

Friday, September 1 2017

cat scratching

Fleas are a year-round problem for both pets and their owners. Even indoor pets can be affected if the yard and home are contaminated.

Fleas are not only irritating to pets but they can cause dermatitis and spread intestinal tapeworms.

Several diseases can be transmitted by fleas. Humans may be bitten if there is a heavy infestation of the home and surrounding areas. An allergic response such a rash may occur. The rash can be mild to severe depending on the number of fleas and individual sensitivity.

Research on Tap with Dr. Reichard

Thursday, August 31 2017

mason reichard

Mason Reichard, Ph.D., professor of Veterinary Pathobiology at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, will kick off Research on Tap on Monday, Sept. 18, at 5:30 p.m. at the Iron Monk Brewery Taproom located at 519 South Husband in Stillwater.

Research on Tap is a new series designed to give the public an opportunity to learn about various OSU research projects and interact with the experts leading those studies.

OSU Gets New Ambulance!

Thursday, August 24 2017

ambulance cart

Thanks to Kelly and Cheryl Johnson of Ponca City, Okla., Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is sporting a brand new veterinary ambulance cart. Designed and built by Custom Mechanical Equipment located in Ponca City, the couple donated the ambulance to the Center’s Veterinary Medical Hospital for patient use. The Johnsons own Quality Water Services based in Ponca City with offices in Stillwater and Arkansas City, Kan. An avid animal lover, Cheryl is also involved with the Humane Society in Ponca City.

Meet the Class of 2021

Tuesday, August 22 2017

class of 2021 group photo

What do a Carnegie Hero Award recipient, a football kicker, and an Army medic have in common?

They are members of the class of 2021 at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. Summer White, Seth Hiddink, and Koty Forbes are among the 106 students who recently began their journey to earn a DVM degree, the largest class in the history of OSU’s nearly 70 year old veterinary medicine program.

White from Edmond, Okla., earned a biomedical degree from the University of Central Oklahoma. She grew up as a show groom and primarily took care of the horses.