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Bailey Named Oklahoma State University Distinguished Alumna

Thursday, October 12 2017

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Cleta Sue Bailey, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM (Neurology) of Davis, Calif., has been named a 2017 Distinguished Alumna of Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. Bailey is a professor emerita of the University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences. Originally from Bartlesville, Okla., she earned both her B.S. in Pre-medical Science (’67) and her DVM (’70) degrees from Oklahoma State University.

3MT® 2017 Competition Results

Monday, October 9 2017

allison campolo

Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently hosted the 2017 Three Minute Thesis Competition for its graduate students. Congratulations to all seven participants.

Sponsored by Halliburton, students must explain their research thesis in three minutes or less using terms that anyone can understand. Special thanks to this year’s judges Dr. Sidney Ewing, professor emeritus; Tricia White, senior administrative support specialist for OSU’s Faculty Council Office; and Robin Wilson, director of admissions for the veterinary center.

See You at the Races

Thursday, October 5 2017

bob story

As the bell rings, the gates open aaaaand they’re off!

For 30 years Dr. Bob Story heard those words while working as a racetrack veterinarian at Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico. His impressive career has resulted in trophies, statues, and paintings filling every room of his Perkins, Okla., home representing the horses he has treated over the years.

Whisker Fatigue in Cats

Monday, October 2 2017

black and white cat

Whiskers are more than facial adornments on cats. Whiskers act as high-powered antennae that pull signals into a cat’s brain and nervous system.

A proprioceptor at the end of each whisker tells your cat a lot about its world. For example, a cat’s whiskers are about as long as the cat is wide and therefore act as a ruler of sorts. A cat can sense the size of an opening based on whether or not its whiskers are touching on either side.

From the SAVMA President

Friday, September 29 2017

jeff olivarez

Jeff Olivarez of Edmond, Okla., and fourth year veterinary student at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, is in the final stretch of his term as president of the Student American Veterinary Medical Association. As leader of this national organization, he has been able to represent all veterinary students at several national meetings.

“Being the student AVMA president has been great this past year,” says Olivarez. “I’ve gotten to meet a lot of people, go to a lot of meetings, and really represent the students.

McGill Named Oklahoma State University Distinguished Alumnus

Wednesday, September 27 2017

lawrence mcgill

Lawrence D. McGill, BS, DVM, Ph.D., DACVP, of Cottonwood Heights, Utah, has been named a 2017 Distinguished Alumnus of Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. McGill, who has been involved in private veterinary diagnostic work for more than 40 years, earned his BS and DVM degrees from OSU in 1966 and 1968 respectively.

Jacobs Recognized for Outstanding Achievements in Food Safety

Friday, September 22 2017

candace jacobs and kelly vest

Candace Jacobs, DVM, MPH, Dipl. ACVPM, of Olympia, Wa., received the 2017 Food Safety Veterinarian of the Year Award from the American Association of Food Safety and Public Health Veterinarians. This annual award honors a veterinarian who has gone above and beyond in the field of veterinary food safety.

Jacobs currently serves as the assistant director leading the Food Safety and Consumer Services Division of the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA). The Division has about 125 employees in six program areas.

The ICSI Foals

Tuesday, September 19 2017

four people with four horses

What is an ICSI foal? ICSI refers to a special conception procedure now commercially available for mares. It’s a procedure offered in part at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences Ranch.

Woody Named OSU Distinguished Alumnus

Friday, September 15 2017

tim woody

Dr. Timothy J. Woody of Siloam Springs, Ark., has been named a 2017 Distinguished Alumnus of Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. Woody, who retired from private practice in 2009, earned his DVM degree from OSU in 1971.

Dr. Woody worked in a mixed animal veterinary practice in Siloam Springs for 25 years. He then purchased a small animal clinic in Fayetteville, Ark., where he worked for 13 years. Although retired, Woody does contract veterinary work four days a week.

Rabies and Pets

Thursday, September 14 2017

nurses administering a rabies vaccine

Rabies is a deadly, yet preventable disease in pets. Vaccination is key to preventing rabies. Here is some important rabies information from the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Rabies is caused by a virus that attacks the nervous system. The virus is secreted in saliva and is usually transmitted to people and animals by a bite from an infected or rabid animal. Humans can also be infected when saliva from a rabid animal comes in contact with the membranes of the eyes, nose, or mouth of person or animal or an open cut on the skin.