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OSU Abroad

Friday, October 9 2015

4 people at a conference

OSU Represented at International Veterinary Parasitology Meeting

Several veterinarians and parasitologists connected to Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently traveled to Liverpool, United Kingdom, to attend the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology Meeting.

Walk Your Dog Week

Monday, September 28 2015

walking a dog outside vet med hospital

National Walk Your Dog Week is October 1-7, 2015

Walking your dog is a great way to exercise both you and your pet! Here is some advice from the American Veterinary Medical Association on how to make walking your dog safe and enjoyable.

Good News for Horses

Wednesday, September 23 2015

horse at vet hospital

OSU Veterinary Medical Hospital Acquires a Dynamic Respiratory Scope

Horse owners can breathe a little easier if their horse is having respiratory problems. Equine veterinary specialists at OSU’s Veterinary Medical Hospital recently acquired a Dynamic Respiratory Scope to help better view the respiratory track of horses.

It's About Hawks

Wednesday, September 23 2015

WINTER’S HAWK: Red-tails on the Southern Plains

The Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is pleased to share news from the University of Oklahoma Press about the publication of WINTER’S HAWK: Red-tails on the Southern Plains by James W. Lish.

50 and 75 for Rocconi

Monday, September 21 2015

Double Celebration for Dr. Rocconi

Dr. Jim Rocconi of Camden, Arkansas, is celebrating twice this year. Rocconi has been practicing veterinary medicine on a full-time basis for 50 consecutive years and he is turning 75 on his birthday.

Academic Center

Friday, September 18 2015

Academic Center enhances Veterinary program

New facility adds premier faculty offices

With the addition of a new Academic Center to house faculty offices, Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is doing even more to address the growing national shortage of veterinarians.

OSU’s veterinary center is one of only 30 American colleges accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Ekstrom to be Honored

Tuesday, September 15 2015

Ekstrom Named Distinguished Alumnus

Merlin Ekstrom, DVM, MS, DACVP, of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, has been named a 2015 Distinguished Alumnus by Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. His veterinary medicine career will be celebrated at a luncheon on November 20, 2015, in Wes Watkins Center on the OSU Stillwater campus. The public is invited and tickets can be purchased for $35 here.

Veterinary Viewpoints

Thursday, September 10 2015

Celebrating Cats as Pets

While life outdoors is more unpredictable and some might argue, more interesting for cats, it is also clearly more dangerous.  Outdoor cats are at risk for predators such as coyotes, birds of prey, rattlesnakes and free roaming dogs.  Outdoor cats can get into fights with other cats or wildlife and spread diseases to one another. 

Cats can be taken for walks on a harness or ride in a cat stroller to give them some outdoor time.  They can also play in fenced areas or be given access to your screen porch. 

Like humans, cats can also be interested in creative indoor play activities.  I am told cats will watch TV, but my own cats only show an infrequent interest in television. 

New Options for Horses

Thursday, September 10 2015

OSU Veterinary Center Offers Horse Owners More Options

Thanks to a $1 million lead gift from the E. L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation, OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently opened the Gaylord Center for Excellence in Equine Health. Located adjacent to the equine barn inside OSU’s Veterinary Medical Hospital, the Gaylord Center allows OSU veterinarians the capability to offer horse owners more treatment options.

Heise to be Honored

Tuesday, September 8 2015

Heise Named Distinguished Alumna

Sybil Heise, DVM, of Guymon, Oklahoma, has been named a 2015 Distinguished Alumna by Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. Her veterinary medicine career will be celebrated at a luncheon on November 20, 2015, in Wes Watkins Center on the OSU Stillwater campus. The public is invited and tickets can be purchased for $35 here.

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