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Twice the Challenge

Sunday, April 30 2017

twin mules and their mom

Shirley Rosenbaum runs Meadowcreek Equine Rescue Mission in Fox, Ark. She acquired a mare she calls Sarah in July 2016. The horse was not in good physical condition. A veterinarian told Rosenbaum that the horse had a broken pelvis. With care, Sarah was able to get up on her own within a month. Several months later, Rosenbaum discovered the horse was pregnant.

Thank you Donors: Veterinary Center Announces Awards

Thursday, April 20 2017

The Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently honored the donors who made it possible to award more than $578,400 to faculty, staff and 143 veterinary students.

Highlights of the event included several donors talking about why they give and two veterinary students explaining what being on the receiving end of those gifts means to them and their future veterinary medicine careers.

OSU Releases Lucky

Friday, April 14 2017

a man holding a duck

Vet Med Open House Hits Record High

Thursday, April 13 2017

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The 2017 Open House Committee

Front row (left to right): Ellen Jackson, Alexa Hunter, Angie Thompson, Lydia Cain, Erin Jones, Karen Anstead and Elisa Green.

Back row (left to right): Christa Olbrey, Kellie Taylor, Zach Croslin, Stephen Dilday, Shannon Remerowski, Dominique Jette and Haley Reidlinger. 

Phi Zeta Research Day 2017

Tuesday, April 11 2017

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Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently held its 21st Phi Zeta Research Day. Veterinary students, interns, residents, graduate students and post docs presented clinical cases or research studies throughout the day, competing for top honors.

Congratulations to the following presenters in these categories:

Heartworm Disease Prevention

Tuesday, April 11 2017


April is National Heartworm Awareness Month. What is heartworm disease and what pets does it affect?

The American Heartworm Society’s website provides owners with a wealth of information on the subject. Here are the basics for pet owners.

OSU Veterinarians Bring Mom and Baby Together

Tuesday, April 11 2017

white horse and a brown foal

When a first-time mother foaled early and wouldn’t let the baby nurse, former OSU Big 12 defensive back Trent Alexander knew exactly where to turn—his alma mater. Alexander of Maramec, Okla., rushed the mare and her foal to Oklahoma State University’s Veterinary Medical Hospital for treatment.

Snake Bites in Pets

Monday, April 3 2017

a crotalus atrox snake curled up

What should someone do if their pet gets bitten by a snake? Immediately take your pet to your veterinarian.

First aid on the way to the vet’s office may include:

  • Carry your pet rather than allowing it to walk
  • Try to keep your pet quiet and warm during transport
  • Do not apply a tourniquet as this can cause additional harm to your pet.

If you can safely take a picture of the snake, without putting yourself in harm’s way, this may be useful in identifying the type of snake, its size, etc. Do not try to catch or kill the snake.

The Dogs of Lincoln: Where Students and Dogs Unite

Monday, March 27 2017

dog in a graduation cap chewing on a bone

The Dogs of Lincoln is a unique program where veterinary students from Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences volunteer to bring together students at Stillwater’s Lincoln Alternative Academy and dogs from the Humane Society of Stillwater.

Every three weeks, Jackie Ross-Guerrero, shelter director of the Humane Society, chooses a group of dogs that would be more adoptable if they had some basic training. OSU veterinary students work with the students at Lincoln Academy to help train the dogs is basic commands and a few tricks.

Veterinary Center to host Renowned New York Cardiologist

Wednesday, March 22 2017

head shot of a man in a lab coat with short hair

Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences will host Stuart D. Katz, M.D., on Thursday, March 30.  Katz, a professor of advanced cardiac therapeutics, will present “Acquired dysautonomia as a therapeutic target in heart failure” at 4 p.m. in the McElroy Hall Auditorium. The auditorium is located at the corner of West Farm Road and McFarland on the OSU Stillwater campus. The public is welcome to attend at no charge.