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Bailey Named Oklahoma State University Distinguished Alumna

Thursday, October 12 2017

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Cleta Sue Bailey, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM (Neurology) of Davis, Calif., has been named a 2017 Distinguished Alumna of Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. Bailey is a professor emerita of the University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences. Originally from Bartlesville, Okla., she earned both her B.S. in Pre-medical Science (’67) and her DVM (’70) degrees from Oklahoma State University.

3MT® 2017 Competition Results

Monday, October 9 2017

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Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently hosted the 2017 Three Minute Thesis Competition for its graduate students. Congratulations to all seven participants.

Sponsored by Halliburton, students must explain their research thesis in three minutes or less using terms that anyone can understand. Special thanks to this year’s judges Dr. Sidney Ewing, professor emeritus; Tricia White, senior administrative support specialist for OSU’s Faculty Council Office; and Robin Wilson, director of admissions for the veterinary center.

See You at the Races

Thursday, October 5 2017

bob story

As the bell rings, the gates open aaaaand they’re off!

For 30 years Dr. Bob Story heard those words while working as a racetrack veterinarian at Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico. His impressive career has resulted in trophies, statues, and paintings filling every room of his Perkins, Okla., home representing the horses he has treated over the years.

Whisker Fatigue in Cats

Monday, October 2 2017

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Whiskers are more than facial adornments on cats. Whiskers act as high-powered antennae that pull signals into a cat’s brain and nervous system.

A proprioceptor at the end of each whisker tells your cat a lot about its world. For example, a cat’s whiskers are about as long as the cat is wide and therefore act as a ruler of sorts. A cat can sense the size of an opening based on whether or not its whiskers are touching on either side.