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Grandparent University Visits Veterinary Center

Wednesday, July 5 2017

Elizabeth Crabtree and boy

Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently welcomed 13 adults and 17 grandchildren as part of Oklahoma State’s 2017 Grandparent University.

Each grandchild was inducted into the Center’s veterinary medicine family through the symbolic white coat ceremony followed by the veterinary oath. They also received an orange stethoscope to use during their two-day hands-on veterinary medicine learning experience.

Olivarez Leads SAVMA

Saturday, July 1 2017

jeff olivarez

Jeff Olivarez, a fourth year veterinary student at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, is serving veterinary students across the country as the 2017-18 Student American Veterinary Medical Association president.

Olivarez of Edmond, Okla., was recently featured in JAVMA, the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association: SAVMA president leads with passion.

July 4 Hazards

Friday, June 30 2017

dog with american flag and sunglasses

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ Animal Poison Control Center, the four most common problems reported nearly every July 4th holiday are fireworks, food, lawn products and pool chemicals.

Fireworks are divided into personal use or professional use. Personal fireworks can be purchased and used where allowed by law. Professional fireworks are restricted.

Releasing Nora the Owl

Thursday, June 22 2017

ian and naudia with an owl

Naudia Oulliber of Oklahoma City was on hand to help veterinarians with Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences release a rehabilitated barred owl. Naudia is the great niece of Vicki Palmer, a grateful client and donor of the center’s Veterinary Medical Hospital.

Approximately five weeks ago, the owl was brought to the Hospital where Dr. Joao Brandao and his team treated the injured owl.

Ticks: What You Need to Know

Tuesday, June 20 2017

two ticks

Ticks in Oklahoma could be abundant this year due to the mild winter and large numbers of wild animal reservoir hosts. These little creatures are very hearty and can actually survive the winter even if it freezes. Ticks are a year-round problem.

Prevention is first and foremost. Place your dog or cat on an approved acaricide, which is a pesticide that kills mites and ticks. Be sure to always follow directions according to the product label. Your veterinarian can recommend the best preventive for your pet.

50 Years as Dr. Cowles

Monday, June 19 2017

Reynolds Cowles

The class of 1967 returned to Stillwater, Okla., in May 2017 to celebrate their 50th reunion.  Among those attending was Reynolds Cowles, DVM, from Charlottesville, Va., and current president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP).

Snapping Turtle Released

Friday, June 16 2017

two men and a woman with snapping turtle

Members of the Avian, Exotics and Zoo Medicine Service at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences released a rehabilitated common snapping turtle back into the wild today.

Alan Dufur: A Satisfied Customer

Tuesday, June 6 2017

three people and a horse

Alan Dufur of Dufur Quarter Horses in Caddo, Okla., has been bringing his registered Hereford cattle and quarter horses to OSU’s Veterinary Medical Hospital for 15 years.

“Our first time up here was a referral from our local veterinarian,” said Dufur. “It was such a positive experience, we make a pretty steady pathway up here from the ranch. It’s about three hours. We pass a lot of vets but the positive experiences we’ve had here keep us coming back.

Investing in the Future

Friday, June 2 2017

FFA emblem

Five years ago, ten or 12 teams competed; this year 28 Future Farmers of America (FFA) teams from across Oklahoma came to OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences to compete in the Veterinary Science Career Development Event (CDE). The winning chapter goes on to represent Oklahoma in the FFA national CDE competition.

A Different Kind of Dairy

Thursday, June 1 2017

goats in hay

June is National Dairy Month. In recent years, more and more people are turning to goat’s milk as their source of dairy products.

Goat milk accounts for about 2 percent of the world’s total annual milk supply. Here in Oklahoma, Langston University maintains several breeds of goats at the E (Kika) de la Garza American Institute for Goat Research including the Alpine dairy herd.

The 120-acre Main Farm is home to 90 lactating dairy goats. A creamery for dairy goat milk research and technology transfer is also housed on the Langston dairy farm.