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2015 Open House is a Success!

Wednesday, April 22 2015

More than 800 visitors of all ages and interests attended the 2015 Annual Open House at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. 

Open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. visitors were able to walk through exhibits in McElroy Hall and the Veterinary Medical Hospital. Attendees could also see a variety of demonstrations throughout the day including dog agility, a horse on an equine treadmill, K-9 search and rescue, how to scope a horse, a raptor, and new this year, a duck herding demonstration.

Pictured above is a giant flea created by veterinary students Jose Oyola-Morales and Debra Nguyen, both class of 2017. "Fleabiscuit" was available in the veterinary parasitology section for photo ops with younger Open House attendees.

Special thanks to the team of veterinary students who organized the event under the advisement of Anna Teague, admissions coordinator at the veterinary center. Open House Chair and Chair Assistant were Mackenzie Jochim (class of 2017) and Kara Reinhart (class of 2018) respectively. Committee chairs and members included:

  • Miranda Anthony (2017)
  • Kaitlyn Belanger (2018)
  • Dustin Boomer (2018)
  • Christopher Brown (2018)
  • Ashley Chandler (2017)
  • Paul Cunningham (2016)
  • Peter Czajkowski (2017)
  • Emily Davis (2018)
  • Elise Durville (2017)
  • Tara Ediger (2018)
  • Natalie Engelbrecht (2017)
  • Mary Girton (2017)
  • Derek Hagan (2017)
  • Rebekah Hartfield (2016)
  • Ashley Hollingsworth (2018)
  • Lauren Kuzimski (2018)
  • Courtney Leibering (2017)
  • Hilary Ludwig (2016)
  • Chris Maffry (2017)
  • Dani Martin (2017)
  • Kayla Marvin (2017)
  • Emily McCullough (2016)
  • Jeff Olivarez (2018)
  • Jose Oyola-Morales (2017)
  • Brittany Propst (2017)
  • Arlynn Pulido (2016)
  • John Pullen (2017)
  • Allie Reed (2018)
  • Alisa Rice (2018)
  • Kristen Rivers (2018)
  • Ryan Robinson (2018)
  • Stasha Ryland (2018)
  • Amy Sattler (2018)
  • Rachael Scott (2018)
  • Olivia Shoup (2017)
  • Cameron Smithee (2017)
  • Murphee Stepanek (2018)
  • Nick Thompson (2018)
  • Amity Tivis (2018)
  • Christine Toffoli (2017)
  • Amanda Utt (2018)
  • Karson Walker (2018)
  • Kelsey Walker (2017)

Check out some photos from this year’s Open House and mark your calendar to attend next year on Saturday, April 2, 2016. 

Facepainting was available for all ages.

In the Duane R. Peterson Anatomy Learning Center, visitors were able to see bones from a variety of animals.

This cute puppy was available for adoption. If you are looking for a pet, visit your local animal shelter.

Duck herding!

A Sia representative (Sia is a Comanche word that means "feather") shows attendees a Golden Eagle spreading its wings.

Dr. Jean Sander, dean of OSU's Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, stopped by to pose with the Golden Eagle.


Contact: Derinda Blakeney, APR | OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences | 405-744-6740 | derinda@okstate.edu