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2017 Oklahoma Veterinarian of the Year

Friday, September 1 2017

Dr. Lee Denney

Dr. Lee Denney of Cushing, Okla., was named the 2017 Oklahoma Veterinarian of the Year by the Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association.

“I’m very honored,” said Denney. “I feel unworthy but also I’m very grateful. It was a very humbling experience to be in that room with my colleagues.”

Denney, a lifetime resident of Cushing, earned her DVM degree from Oklahoma State University in 1978.

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.