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Caring for Pet Birds

Friday, May 22 2015

Veterinary Voices: Pet Birds

At the May Veterinary Voices Seminar, Joao Brandao, LMV, MS, presented "Pet Birds: How to provide the best environment for your pet bird."

Navicular Syndrome

Friday, May 22 2015

Veterinary Voices: Navicular Syndrome and Your Horse

At the April 7 Veterinary Voices Seminar, Dan Burba, DVM, DACVS, professor of equine surgery at OSU's Veterinary Medical Hospital, talked about navicular syndrome.

On the Job with Dr. Breshears

Thursday, May 21 2015

2014 Regents Distinguished Teacher

It’s easy to understand why Dr. Melanie Breshears received the 2014 Regents Distinguished Teaching Award. She loves her subject matter, the students, and being at her alma mater.

Preventing and Treating Dog Bites

Monday, May 18 2015

Veterinary Viewpoints

National Dog Bite Prevention Week is May 17-23, 2015. Veterinarians at OSU’s Veterinary Medical Hospital offer some helpful tips on preventing and treating dog bites.

Barred Owl is Back Home in the Wild

Monday, May 11 2015

Treating Wildlife at OSU

OSU’s Veterinary Medical Hospital recently treated a barred owl that was brought in by the Stillwater Animal Control.

“A member of the public reported seeing an owl next to a road and the Stillwater Animal Control transported the bird to the OSU Vet School,” explains Dr. Joao Brandao, assistant professor of zoological medicine. “While we will never know what happened, the lesions she had when she came in did appear like it could have been trauma caused by a car.”

Barbie Thrives 10 Years Later

Monday, May 11 2015

Nearly 10 Years Later Horse Treated at OSU with Maggot Therapy Thrives

Nearly 10 years ago, equine veterinarians at Oklahoma State University’s Veterinary Medical Hospital treated Barbie, daughter of a three-time world champion roping horse, for a snake bite and consequential medical problems using an unconventional method.  OSU veterinarians used maggot therapy to treat Barbie’s hard-to-heal wounds.

Vet Med Awards Advanced Degrees

Thursday, May 7 2015

OSU’s Veterinary Center Awards Advanced Degrees

On May 8, 2015, five individuals will receive advanced degrees in Veterinary Biomedical Sciences from Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. The Veterinary Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program provides multidisciplinary studies with a broad base to address individual student interests in animal health and biomedical research. 

The Dogs of Lincoln

Wednesday, May 6 2015

The Dogs of Lincoln: First Class Graduates

This spring students and faculty at OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, the Humane Society of Stillwater, the Cimarron Valley Humane Society, and the students and faculty at Lincoln Academy collaborated to launch a pilot program called “The Dogs of Lincoln.”  On April 30, the first class of dogs graduated from the program.


Monday, May 4 2015

OSU Veterinary Center helps with Wondertorium Open House

Several veterinary students and two staff members at the OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently assisted at the Wondertorium’s Open House.

“Students, along with Jill Murray, a registered veterinary technician, volunteered their time and energy at Open House,” explained Elisabeth Giedt, DVM, director of continuing education, extension and community engagement at the veterinary center, who also volunteered. “The veterinary students helped children perform Teddy Bear Surgery where the children gown up and assist with suturing a patch on a stuffed animal.”

A Family Tradition

Monday, May 4 2015

Carrying on a Family Tradition and Making History

Holt Tripp of Shelbyville, Ky., comes from a long line of Oklahoma State University (OSU) alumni and yet, at the same time, he is making history. While Holt’s father Phil Tripp, Uncle Mike Tripp, Aunt Eva and Uncle Pat Edmonds all earned their DVM degrees from OSU, on May 8, 2015, Holt will be the first dual degree graduate in the college’s history to earn both his DVM and MBA degrees on the same day.