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Two for One

Thursday, April 30 2015

Three veterinary students decide to earn a master’s of Public Health (MPH) degree while paying for a DVM degree

They come from different states and took different paths to get accepted into the DVM program at Oklahoma State University. And somewhere along the way, Kaitlin Agel of Yukon, Oklahoma, Cyrena Neill of Hudson, Colorado, and Mandy Odgers-Hall of The Woodlands, Texas, decided to do something their predecessors hadn’t done.  They decided to earn a MPH degree while enrolled in the DVM program. There is no extra financial burden—just a huge time commitment.

2015 Open House is a Success!

Wednesday, April 22 2015

More than 800 visitors of all ages and interests attended the 2015 Annual Open House at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. 

Canine Influenza Information

Tuesday, April 21 2015

The Oklahoma State University Veterinary Medical Hospital knows that many dog owners may have questions or are concerned about canine influenza. 

Top TA on Campus Honored

Tuesday, April 21 2015

OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is proud to announce that one of its teaching assistants has won the prestigious Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award given by the Graduate and Professional Student Government Association. Manushree Bharadwaj, BVSc, was selected as the single recipient of this campus wide award. She received a $350 cash prize and a certificate.

OCD in Dogs is a Growing Problem

Monday, April 20 2015

At just 9 months old, Tripp Traw weighs over 80 pounds.  He is a Great Pyrenees mix owned by JoAnn Traw of Farmington, Ark. The puppy underwent surgery at Oklahoma State’s Veterinary Medical Hospital for a common problem in young, growing large breed dogs—OCD.

Veterinary Voices: Pet Birds

Thursday, April 16 2015

If you own or are interested in having a pet bird, the next Veterinary Voices Seminar is for you. Joao Brandao, LMV, MS, will present “Pet birds: How to provide the best environment for your pet bird” on Tuesday, May 5, at 7 p.m. in McElroy Hall Auditorium at OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. McElroy Hall is located on the corner of McFarland and West Farm Road on the OSU Stillwater campus.

Fulton Earns Outstanding Service Award

Wednesday, April 15 2015

The Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences congratulates Robert W. Fulton, DVM, PhD, on receiving the 2015 Academy of Veterinary Consultants Outstanding Service Award for his contributions to the Academy of Veterinary Consultants (AVC) and to the beef industry. Sponsored by the AVC and Merck Animal Health, the award was presented to Fulton at the Spring AVC meeting held recently in Norman, Oklahoma. In addition to the honor, Merck Animal Health will make a $2,000 contribution to the AVC Foundation in Dr. Fulton’s name for student scholarships to be awarded by the AVC.

How To Know When Kitty is Sick

Wednesday, April 15 2015

According to, your cat may provide several signs that it is not feeling well.  To help owners identify when it may be time to call the veterinarian, here are some tips that things may not be okay with your cat.

Changes in interactions—your independent cat becomes “Velcro” kitty or your normally friendly cat hides. These changes in interaction can be signs of disease, fear or anxiety. For example, combing over arthritic hips may cause your cat to spit, hiss and run away in response to the pain.

A Different Path to a DVM Degree

Wednesday, April 15 2015

A career in veterinary medicine requires commitment, persistence and stamina. There are pre-requisites that must be met and then once accepted into the DVM program, four more years of college. And for one senior veterinary student, that road was much, much longer.

Leland Liston, 49, of Claremore, Okla., is one of 88 students who will earn a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences on May 8, 2015.

OSU Veterinary Center To Release Rescued Owl

Tuesday, April 7 2015

Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences invites the public to watch a wild barred owl being released on Saturday, April 10, immediately following the center’s Annual Open House, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.