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.
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.
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.
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).
“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.
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.