Did you know there are 327 species of turtles in the world? Did you know that 17 turtle species live in Oklahoma?
On March 28, 2016, one kindergarten class in a Stillwater elementary school had the pleasure of learning about turtles in general and more specifically about two box turtles that had been under the care of OSU’s Veterinary Medical Hospital.
Here’s a look at what one of our alumna has been up to. Dr. Sheena Connolly, class of 2011, is an equine veterinarian and certified animal chiropractor. She owns her own practice, Leg Up Equine, and is now a permit holder in the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association.
Many foods and products that are safe for humans can be harmful – even deadly – to pets. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has been fielding calls at its Animal Poison Control Center for years. Here are some of the trends reported by state.
The public is invited to visit Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences during its Annual Open House on Saturday, April 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admittance is free. No personal pets are allowed. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The center is located at the corner of McFarland and West Farm Road on the OSU Stillwater campus.
Romano, a 6 month old kitten owned by Linda Wheeler of Tulsa Okla., has a hole in his heart. Drs. Ryan Baumwart, veterinary cardiologist, and Danielle Dugat, small animal surgeon, of OSU’s Veterinary Medical Hospital collaborated on the never-been-done-before-in-Oklahoma heart procedure to correct the heart defect.
Oklahoma is home to 99 species and subspecies of reptiles (turtles – 19, lizards – 19, snakes – 60, and alligator – 1). Oklahoma is third following the states of Texas and Florida in diversity of reptiles.
Cowel, Tyler Receive 2014 ASVCP Lifetime Achievement Award
Drs. Rick Cowell and Ron Tyler, Sr., have been colleagues for decades, starting in veterinary college at Oklahoma State University in the 1970s. Tyler graduated in 1977 and Cowell in 1978. They both completed their residencies in pathology at OSU and both are board certified as clinical pathologists by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Tyler is also certified as an anatomic pathologist and toxicologist. Cowell earned a master’s degree while Tyler earned a doctorate at OSU. And both men spent time on the faculty of OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
So,it’s not surprising that the two were honored with the 2014 ASVCP LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD together.