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Responsible Pet Owner

Thursday, March 2 2017

a woman vet holding a puppy

Whether you own a dog, a cat, a horse or a reptile, pet ownership comes with responsibility.

How can you be a responsible pet owner?

Pets are companions that need love, care and devotion. PetSafe® and Morris Animal Inn offer this advice on owning a pet:

3MT® Competition Results

Tuesday, February 28 2017

group photo of all 3MT participants and judges

Pictured above are the 3MT® competitors and judges. Front row (left to right): Roshini Sathiaseelan, Sri Nandhini Sethuraman, Kirstin Poindexter, Bo Zhai, Adnan Ahmed Memon, Alia Houser, Dr. Lee Denney and Dr. Rocky Bigbie.

Back row (left to right): Jamie Hadwin, Kalyani Ektate, Nabin Poudel, Allison Campolo, Sam Pushparaj, Dr. Jennifer Rudd, Emily Snow and Matthew Green.


Jennifer Rudd placed second at the university-wide competition.

The Public is Invited to Open House 2017

Thursday, February 23 2017

horse with it's skeleton drawn on for teaching purposes

The public is invited to visit Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences during its Annual Open House on Saturday, April 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admittance is free. No personal pets are allowed. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The center is located at the corner of McFarland and West Farm Road on the OSU Stillwater campus.

Mild Winter Could Cause Pet Problems

Wednesday, February 22 2017

photograph of a woman from the chest up in a purple shirt with long brown hair

Alumna Dr. Kassie Newton (class of 2013) of Germantown, Tenn., has some good advice for pet owners no matter where you live. Learn more by watching Mild Winter and Pet Problems.

OSU to Host Interdisciplinary Toxicology Symposium

Wednesday, February 15 2017

head shot of a man with glasses and a beard

Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences will host the Interdisciplinary Toxicology Symposium on Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the center’s McElroy Hall Auditorium. McElroy Hall is located on the corner of West Farm Road and McFarland on OSU’s Stillwater campus. The symposium is open to the public at no charge.

Heart Disease and Cats

Thursday, February 9 2017

radiographs of a cat's heart

February is American Heart Month. We all know people can get heart disease but did you know that cats can get heart disease?

Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the myocardium or heart muscle. It can cause the heart to dilate or have poor pumping power. It can also cause the heart to become restrictive impairing the heart’s ability to fill or cause hypertrophy or a thickened heart.

Save the Date: Veterinary Fall Conference Scheduled

Wednesday, February 8 2017

Pistol Pete dressed as a veterinarian

Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently announced the dates for its Annual Fall Conference for Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians. The two day continuing education event will be held Nov. 9 and 10, 2017, at the Wes Watkins Center on OSU’s Stillwater campus.

In addition to the veterinary conference, several ancillary activities will be held.

The Corral Crawl, where alumni gather to catch up and celebrate class reunions for graduating years ending in 2 and 7, will be held on Thursday, Nov. 9, at Wes Watkins Center.

Improving Your Lifespan

Monday, February 6 2017

group of people posing for a photo

Pictured above (left to right) are meeting attendees: John Morton, University of Washington research scientist; Drs. Sara Rostad, Oklahoma State University pathology resident; Tim Snider, Oklahoma State University pathologist; Denise Imai, University of California-Davis pathologist; Denny Liggett, University of Washington pathologist; Jessica Snyder, University of Washington pathologist; Erby Wilkinson, University of Michigan pathologist; Warren Ladiges, University of Washington lab animal veterinarian; and Xuan Ge, University of Washington postdoctoral research associate.

Krugler Named Distinguished Veterinarian of the Year

Friday, February 3 2017

woman with glasses and a ball cap holding a white goat

Dr. Charlotte Krugler of Elgin, S.C., was recently named Distinguished Veterinarian of the Year by the South Carolina Association of Veterinarians. During the 2015 floods in South Carolina, Dr. Krugler worked with the state emergency management division coordinating statewide resources to assist animals.

Krugler serves as an emergency preparedness veterinarian and extension veterinarian at Clemson University and has served as an adjunct professor in the university’s Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department.

FFA Joins OSU for Screech Owl Release

Wednesday, February 1 2017

a group of students releasing a screen owl

A group of students with the Guthrie Future Farmers of America joined Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences to witness the recent release of a screech owl. The bird had been brought to the center’s Veterinary Medical Hospital approximately three weeks ago when FFA team leader Shawn Wellden found the owl.