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Faculty and Staff Recognized for Service

Tuesday, November 21 2017

burba, dugat, boileau, malayer and ranjan

Pictured above, Left to right: Drs. Daniel Burba, Danielle Dugat, Melanie Boileau, Jerry Malayer and Ashish Ranjan.

Faculty and staff members were recently recognized at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences for their service and dedication to the profession of veterinary medicine.

The following faculty members were recognized for holding endowed faculty positions and playing a vital role in ensuring the success of students, the Veterinary Medical Hospital, and the University:

A One Health Perspective on Antimicrobial Resistance

Thursday, November 16 2017

laura kahn

During the 2017 Annual Fall Conference, the Class of 1963 Distinguished Lectureship featured Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP, FACP. Kahn shared her research on One Health and the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance in “A One Health Perspective on Antimicrobial Resistance.”

Cancer and Pets

Wednesday, November 8 2017

golden retriever with vet

Neoplasia is the uncontrolled, abnormal growth of cells in the body. The growth itself is called a neoplasm or tumor.

Tumors can be benign or malignant. Benign neoplasms tend to grow slowly. They displace, but do not invade, surrounding body tissues and do not spread throughout the body.

Malignant neoplasms, on the other hand, can be unpredictable and grow at various rates, sometimes rapidly. They invade surrounding tissues and spread or metastasize to other parts of the body.

Cooler Weather and Horses

Wednesday, November 1 2017

tan horse

Cooler weather can be ideal horseback riding weather. Nothing like a cool day to energize ourselves and decrease the bugs to make it a perfect day for a good ride.

As cooler days increase, here are some tips to prepare your horse and its environment.

Monitor your pastures. If you have adequate acreage, take horses off specific areas to allow the grasses themselves to prepare for winter. Leaving some height/leaf on the grasses allows them to store nutrients.

AABP Amstutz Bull

Friday, October 27 2017

AABP group

Pictured above (left to right) are: Dr. Jared Taylor, Tara Ediger, Lindsey Thomasson, Dr. John Gilliam, Dr. Melanie Boileau, Tanner Leon, Ashley Wick, RVT, Shannon Van der Laan, Sam Anthony, Arantxa Lasa, RVT, Dr. Robert Streeter, Dr. Jennifer Halleran, resident, and Dr. Sally Venable, intern.

The American Association of Bovine Practitioners Amstutz Bull isn’t just any ordinary bull. The sculpture represents an investment in the future of veterinary bovine practitioners.

Dr. Rebekah Hartfield: Veterinarian and Author

Wednesday, October 25 2017

rebekah hartfield

Supporting rural veterinary care one story at a time.

“So one thing about me is I did not have a straight path to veterinary school. I wasn’t one of those kids who grew up knowing they wanted to be a veterinarian,” says Dr. Rebekah Hartfield, mixed animal practitioner from Chandler, Okla. “I have a lot of faith and God helped me get through everything that I’ve been through and overcome. That’s what helps me keep going and to keep fighting. I wasn’t going to give up.”

You, One Health and the Politics of Antimicrobial Resistance

Wednesday, October 25 2017

laura kahn

Leading expert Dr. Laura Kahn, will share her research on the vital connection between human, animal and environmental health in “One Health and the Politics of Antimicrobial Resistance” as the keynote presentation at Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Center’s Annual Fall Conference. Her talk will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Wes Watkins Center auditorium located at the corner of Washington and Hall of Fame on the OSU Stillwater campus.

Make Halloween Safer for Pets

Tuesday, October 24 2017

dog with pumpkin

Halloween can be scary for pets. Strange costumes, eerie noises and tempting treats that can be deadly.

The American Veterinary Medical Association, PetMD, and the American Animal Hospital Association offer these tips for pet owners.

Oklahoma State names Dr. Carlos Risco Center for Veterinary Health Sciences dean

Friday, October 20 2017

carlos risco

The Oklahoma State University/A&M Board of Regents today approved the appointment of Dr. Carlos A. Risco as dean of the Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. He is expected to assume his position in March.

Risco is currently at the University of Florida where he serves as a tenured professor and chair of the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences. 

Minimally Invasive Medical Procedures on the Rise at OSU

Thursday, October 19 2017

doctors performing minimally invasive procedure

Minimally invasive medical procedures are increasing at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. A group of clinicians at the center’s Veterinary Medical Hospital have gone the extra mile to learn how to perform these procedures and it’s a win-win-win for all involved.