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OSU Wins Quiz Bowl at National Conference

Tuesday, August 15 2017

three women holding books

Pictured (left to right): Jo Eike (’18), Michelle Shaw (’18) and Nikki Collins (’20). 


Congratulations to Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences’ Quiz Bowl Team for placing first out of nine teams competing at the Society for Theriogenology Conference held recently in Fort Collins, Colo.

Box Turtles and People

Monday, August 14 2017

three toed box turtle

Oklahoma is home to two box turtle species—the three-toed, Terrapene carolina, and the ornate, Terrapene ornata

These turtles have similar diets of insects, worms, mushrooms and fruit.  They will burry themselves to escape the heat of summer or the cold in winter. 

Box turtles are named after their ability to close their plastron or bottom shell up against their carapace or upper shell.  The plastron has a hinge to aid with this, and it allows for the turtle to completely hide and protect its head and limbs. 

Veterinary Center Offers Canine Athletic Program

Friday, August 11 2017

two men training a 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 recently hosted an Advanced Canine Athletic Program to provide the latest knowledge and training techniques for improving working dog fitness.

Summer Researchers Present Results

Wednesday, August 9 2017

Front row: Program advisor, Dr. Laura Nafe, Crystal Matt (’19), Morgan Johnson (’20), Erica Iturraran (’19), Kyre Larrabee (’20), and Sarrah Owens (’19).
Back row: Michael Wallis (’20), Alexis Sirois (’19), Kayla Schroeder (’20), and Stephen Dilday (’19). Also participating but not pictured was Samantha Hancock (’19).


Congratulations to 10 veterinary students at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences for recently completing a 12 week summer research training program. Designed to entice talented and highly motivated veterinary students to pursue a biomedical research career, the program provides participants with an outstanding training experience.

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