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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.

The Peterson Charts

Tuesday, February 2 2016

Peterson Chart

The late Dr. Duane R. Peterson is well known at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. Peterson gave the first lecture on March 1, 1948, when the then Oklahoma A&M College opened Oklahoma’s only School of Veterinary Medicine. He went on to teach anatomy for the next 38 years retiring in 1986.

Pet Dental Health

Monday, February 1 2016

dog being happy

February is National Pet Dental Health Month. Bad breath in your dog or cat might signify a serious health risk that has the potential to damage not only your pet’s teeth and gums but its internal organs as well.

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, brushing your pet’s teeth daily is a great place to start.

CVHS Invests in CEPL

Friday, January 29 2016

woman with a horse

The Center for Veterinary Health Science has invested in state of the art laboratory facilities to accomplish its mission of service to companion animal, livestock, and human health and well-being. These laboratories meet all federal and state regulatory guidelines. One of those laboratories is the Comparative Exercise Physiology Laboratory (CEPL).

Saving Lola

Monday, January 25 2016

Dugat, Baumwart and pet owner with dog

“I’ve waited about 20 years to get a puppy and my husband surprised me with her,” said Lori Waugh of Lawton, Okla., as she cuddled Lola, her Bichon puppy. “She was a gift from him. We found out three weeks after we had her and were very attached to her, that she was sick.”

The puppy was suffering from a congenital heart defect called patent ductus arteriosus that had resulted in congestive heart failure.   

Keeping your flock healthy

Friday, January 22 2016

baby birds

Owners of small backyard flocks beware—highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been reported in surrounding states. The OSU Cooperative Extension Service has prepared a fact sheet on HPAI with some simple biosecurity measures anyone can follow to protect your flock.