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Happy Holiday Tips

Tuesday, December 15 2015

Christmas ornaments

Holidays are a wonderful time for seeing friends and family. Here are some tips from the American Veterinary Medical Association to help keep your furry family members safe and healthy during this holiday season.

The 12 Days of Christmas for Horses

Friday, December 4 2015

Horse standing in a snowy field

Here is a twist on a holiday favorite – great gifts for your equine family.

Precautions for Hunters

Tuesday, November 17 2015

hunting dog in pasture

The American Veterinary Medical Association has published a general guide about diseases that hunters and their hunting dogs may encounter. Here is a brief summary of the highlights. Find more details at hunter precautions.

Peanut Butter & Dogs

Monday, November 16 2015

spoonful of peanut butter

Pet owners beware; some companies have started adding xylitol to peanut butter, a sugar substitute that can be deadly to dogs.

Ritchey's Vision

Thursday, November 12 2015

Dr. Jerry Ritchey

Dr. Jerry Ritchey grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma and earned his DVM degree from Oklahoma State University in 1991. He joined the faculty in 1997 and was recently appointed as head of the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology.

Fall Conference Presenter

Wednesday, November 4 2015

Stan Casteel

Stan Casteel, DVM, Ph.D., Dipl. American Board of Veterinary Toxicology, will present the Class of 1963 Distinguished Lectureship entitled, “Back Then, Now, What’s Next for Veterinary Medicine” on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 11:30 a.m. in the Wes Watkins auditorium. The keynote address is part of the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences’ 2015 Fall Conference for Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians.

Horses & Snake Bites

Monday, November 2 2015

Barbie the horse

Whether standing in the pasture or riding a trail, horses are susceptible to snake bites.

Snake venoms can vary by species and many factors affect the severity of the bite.

Here are some things horse owners can take into consideration in case of snake bites.

Halloween Pet Safety

Friday, October 23 2015

Dog dressed as sheriff

While having a scary costume may be the goal of some trick or treaters, avoiding scary situations for your pet is important. Here are some helpful tips to keep pets safe on Halloween.

Hall of Fame Inductee

Monday, October 19 2015

3 men at award banquet

Anthony Confer, DVM, MS, PhD, Regents Professor and Walter Sitlington Endowed Chair in Food Animal Research at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, was among the 2015 inductees into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame.

Pope Recognized

Friday, October 9 2015

Dr. Carey Pope

He grew up in Pasadena, Texas, earning an undergraduate degree from Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches, Texas. He worked for a while as a research technician at M.D. Anderson. It was here that he made a decision that would map the rest of his professional career. Meet Carey Pope, PhD, Sitlington Endowed Chair in Toxicology in the Department of Physiological Sciences at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.