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Turtle Time

Monday, April 4 2016

kindergartners looking at a box turtle

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.

Open House Hits Record Attendance

Monday, April 4 2016

horse with it's hone structure painted on it's side

More than 1,250 people recently attended Open House at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. That’s the highest attendance ever recorded for this event.

Alumna Spotlight

Friday, March 25 2016

sheena connolly

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. 

Veterinary Viewpoints

Thursday, March 24 2016

ASPCA top toxin by state map

What is the top toxin in Oklahoma?

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.

Open House 2016

Monday, March 21 2016

person petting duck

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.

Making Heart History

Friday, February 26 2016


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.

Veterinary Viewpoints

Thursday, February 11 2016

six lined racerunner

Oklahoma Reptiles

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.

Nagamori named Clinical Assist. Professor

Monday, February 8 2016

Dr. Nagamori

The Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently named Yoko Nagamori, DVM, as clinical assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology.

Confer Inducted into Hall of Fame

Monday, February 8 2016

Dr. Confer

Dr. Anthony Wayne Confer is among the 2015 inductees into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame.

ASVCP Honors Dynamic Duo

Monday, February 8 2016

Drs.Tyler, Cowell, Valenciano

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.