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Spring Wildlife

Tuesday, May 3 2016

box turtle crossing road with red truck driving by in background

Spring has definitely arrived!  The trees are green, the nights are warming up and thundershowers have come. With the change of season, wildlife of all sorts are bounding, flourishing, reproducing… and crossing roads!  During this time, there are many human-animal interactions and, unfortunately, more unnecessary injuries and deaths. The following are short summaries on how we can initiate a positive outcome for common human-animal interactions.

Moving On Up

Friday, April 29 2016

Dr. Bob Shoup coating his niece Olivia Shoup

On April 22, 2016, the class of 2017 passed another milestone in their pursuit of a DVM degree as they transitioned from the classroom to the clinics at OSU’s Veterinary Medical Hospital. The Transition Ceremony, attended by faculty, staff, family and friends of these veterinary students, is a welcome tradition at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.

Jones Receives Dr. Jack Walther Leadership Award

Wednesday, April 27 2016

Greg Campbell and Jon Pennell pose with award winner, Livvy Jones.

Livvy Jones of Pauls Valley, Okla., is the Oklahoma State University 2016 recipient of the Dr. Jack Walther Leadership Award.

Kuehn Receives Graduate Award

Thursday, April 21 2016

Michelle Kuehn

Michelle Kuehn of Stillwater was recently named the 2016 Outstanding Graduate Staff member.

Severe Weather Preparedness

Tuesday, April 19 2016

police cars on a road with a huge tornado in the distance

While severe weather can strike at any time, springtime in Oklahoma is often prime time for storms. When making your emergency response plans for your family, remember to include provisions for your pets.

The National Weather Service suggests that owners make an emergency supply kit for their pets. Here are some items to include:

Phi Zeta Research Day

Monday, April 18 2016

group of students and professors

The 20th Annual Phi Zeta Research Day recently occurred at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. Veterinary students, interns, residents, graduate students and post-doctoral candidates were invited to give a short presentation in one of five categories: resident or intern basic/applied research, resident or intern clinical case presentation, graduate student or post-doctoral research, veterinary student basic/applied research, or veterinary student clinical case presentation.

Veterinary Class Visits Alpaca Farm

Wednesday, April 13 2016

women examining an alpaca

Veterinary students enrolled in a small ruminant production, management, medicine and surgery course at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently visited an alpaca farm in Guthrie, Okla.

Dreams to Reality

Monday, April 11 2016

woman with a dog in front of her in a vet office setting

Kimberlee Lenaburg of Bartlesville, Okla., is about to make her childhood dream a reality.

“My parents tell me I was obsessed with animals as a child,” says Lenaburg. “I brought everything home, every stray animal. About 9 or 10 years old I understood the career, what a veterinarian was and that’s when I realized that’s what I wanted to do.”

Zoetis Awards Scholarships to Veterinary Students

Friday, April 8 2016

McElroy Hall

Zoetis and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges recently announced the 353 winners of the 2016 Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship Program.

Commitment to Excellence

Thursday, April 7 2016

headshot of Wendy Houser

In Dr. Wendy Hauser’s 28-year career, she spent 26 ½ years in American Animal Hospital Association accredited hospitals. She values AAHA’s ongoing commitment to excellence in its hospitals and the difference that makes for clients, patients and teams. Hauser’s veterinary business, Peak Veterinary Consulting, is also committed to excellence by “Creating Happy Teams and Healthy Hospitals.”