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Oklahoma State University
Center for Veterinary Health Sciences

Healthy Animals - Healthy People

Physiological Sciences

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The Department of Physiological Sciences at Oklahoma State University contributes substantially to the teaching, research and service components of the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.


The department currently has 17 tenure/tenure-track, ten adjunct and two research track faculty members, ten postdoctoral fellows and approximately 21 graduate students.


Teaching responsibilities within the department include the areas of veterinary morphology, physiology, pharmacology and toxicology, providing professional coursework leading to the DVM degree and graduate coursework leading to the Master’s and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Departmental faculty have a wide range of research interests including neurotoxicology, lung biology, enzymology of drug metabolism, exercise physiology, reproductive physiology, therapeutics, comparative aging, cardiovascular physiology, raptor biology and cetacean biology. Extramural funding in support of research from agencies including NIH, DoD, USDA, American Cancer Society and others totals over $2 million annually.



Martin Furr, DVM, PhD, Department Head

Lana SchlerAdministrative Support Specialist II


Departmental Office
264 McElroy Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078-2014
Phone: (405) 744-6737
Fax: (405) 744-8263