March 18 is National Agriculture Day. Oklahoma State’s Veterinary Medical Hospital has been serving food animal owners since 1948. Today, the hospital sees 1,100 to 1,200 food animal cases a year treating a variety of animals such as cattle, sheep, goats, llamas and alpacas, and swine.
Dan Burba grew up on a farm in eastern Kentucky and dreamed of becoming a veterinarian. He came to Oklahoma State University in 1986 to complete an internship followed by a residency. Even though he left OSU in 1990 upon completion of those positions, Oklahoma remained a favorite of his. So much so that when invited to interview for an open position at the center’s Veterinary Medical Hospital, he said he “couldn’t miss that opportunity.”