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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A barred owl is treated and released back to the wild thanks to donor Mr. Bryan Close. Close established the Dr. Kristie Plunkett Wildlife Fund to help provide the means for OSU's Veterinary Medical Hospital to treat wildlife.
To support wildlife through the Dr. Kristie Plunkett Wildlife Fund contact OSU's Center for Veterinary Health Sciences at 405-744-5630.