O V MC OAM M U N I Q U E Vo l u m e X X V I I • I s s u e I I
S ummer 20 1 4
TEACHING HOSPITAL: A LOOK AT MORE THAN 100 YEARS OF HISTORY
FRIENDS FOR FOLKS EXPANDS PROGRAM
GOLF TOURNAMENT HUGE SUCCESS
OKC AND TULSA STATE FAIRS
Executive Board 2013-2014 President Mark Shackelford, DVM
State Veterinarian’s Report
Pat Grogan, DVM
From the Desk of the Dean
AVMA Delegate Update
Yalonda Burton, DVM
Rosemarie Strong, DVM
Immediate Past President Greg Campbell, DVM
Dist. Director Rep. Sarah Kirkpatrick, DVM
District One Kevin Long, DVM Lauren Johnson, DVM
Tulsa and OKC State Fairs
News at a Glance
District Two Roger Holley, DVM Ed Gilsleider, DVM
Tulsa OVMF Golf Tournament
OSU Teaching Hospital
District Three Gary Stone, DVM Jim Bentley, DVM
Friends for Folks Expands Program
District Four Cade Coppenbarger, DVM Sarah Kirkpatrick, DVM District Five Angie DuBois, DVM Kelly Barger, DVM
Student Representatives Kristen Kemper Kelsie Carisle
AVMA Delegates Ken Bartels, DVM Charles Freeman, DVM
Advertiser’s Index 3
Burkeen and Clagg, PLLC
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Partners for Healthy Pets
In Their Face Marketing
Membership Coordinator Nylia Burch
Communications Coord. Josh Hutton
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President’s Message Foundation hosts e vent s, licensing update.
Ma r k Sha c ke lfo rd , DV M
e are finally turning the corner
a great program of CE and a chance
and the earlier you sign up, the easier
into summer. It seemed like
to reconnect with colleagues. Please
it is for the coordinators to complete
plan on attending.
an exceptionally cold winter this year, and it’s nice to see some green and
On April 8, the OVMA Executive
Finally, there has been some confu-
sunshine. Hopefully, we’ll get a suffi-
Board held our spring meeting at the
sion as to whether or not the Okla-
cient amount of rain this year to pull
History Center in Oklahoma City,
homa Board of Veterinary Examiners
us out of this statewide drought.
and afterwards we hosted a “meet and
will be raising licensing fees this
greet” with various legislators and
year. The answer is a resounding NO.
Foundation (formerly the OVMF) is
OVMA members from around the
There are no plans to raise fees now or
very busy this year. Spay Day, which
state. This was a great opportunity to
in the near future. The question was
was held on February 25, was a great
talk one-on-one with representatives
whether the state legislature would
The Oklahoma Animal Care
“THERE HAS BEEN SOME CONFUSION AS TO WHETHER OR NOT THE OKLAHOMA BOARD OF VETERINARY EXAMINERS WILL BE RAISING LICENSING FEES THIS YEAR. THE ANSWER IS A RESOUNDING NO.” success and a big thank you to all who
to share ideas and food, and
“sweep” non-appropriated agencies,
converse in an informal atmo-
such as the OBVME, for an increase
sphere. We are hoping to contin-
of their reserve funds. As of this writ-
May 6 in Broken Arrow at Indian
ue these gatherings in one form or
ing, that will not happen this year.
Springs Golf Club and a second tour-
another in the coming years.
There was a golf tournament on
nament will be held on August 21 at
The state fair committees are al-
Coffee Creek in Edmond. Both will
ready meeting and working hard to
raise funds for the Pet Overpopula-
plan the Tulsa and Oklahoma City
tion Fund, and I encourage everyone
surgery suites and birthing centers in
who can to sign up to play for a very
the fall. These are excellent teaching
programs for the public, and, when
We are also looking forward to the
the time comes, I would ask the mem-
OSU/OVMA Summer Seminar in
bers to sign up for a slot to show our
Stillwater on June 6-7. It looks to be
support. We always need volunteers,
Here’s to a productive and safe summer, and I’ll plan on seeing you in Stillwater June 6-7.
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State Veterinarian Report Up d ates on anima l d is e as e t r a c e abi l it y and changes in CV I rep or t ing te ch nol og y. Rod Ha ll, DV M
hings have been busy in the Ani-
USDA is in the process of making
and encourage your clients to vacci-
mal Industry Division of ODAFF
PEDv a reportable disease. At the time
nate to protect their horses. Please
since the last report I submitted.
of this writing we’re not sure what will
report neurologic equine cases to us,
We are in the process of hiring new
be required of affected herds, but it is
and remember that we can help pay for
employees to replace those who have
probable that a herd plan and move-
testing for EHV-1, WNV, and EEE if
retired or taken jobs with other agen-
ment documentation will be involved.
you report those cases to us.
cies. Due to the USDA’s recent reorga-
The veterinarian who provides ser-
nization we are adjusting to a new and
vices for the herd will likely have to be
We hear of more rabies cases in the spring and summer due to more
“SOON WE’LL BE ABLE TO OFFER AN IPAD APP TO DO ECVIS AND HAVE THEM AUTOMATICALLY EMAILED TO US.” different relationship with our partners. We are working to maximize
involved in preparing the herd
animals and people being outside and
our efforts to meet the requirements of
increased activity within the skunk
the Animal Disease Traceability (ADT)
It seems like we are getting more
population. Over the past couple of
rule. Despite the “big picture” items,
reports nationwide of EHV-1. How-
years we’ve seen some livestock rabies
we do our best to stay on top of and
ever, I suspect this is due to increased
cases that caused serious issues to both
keep you all informed about disease
awareness and reporting of the disease
animal and human health. Please
issues such as PEDv, EHV-1, Tricho-
and not true increased incidence.
encourage your clients to vaccinate
moniasis, potential foreign animal dis-
With spring here and summer on the
their pets and outside dogs and cats
eases, and other threats to Oklahoma’s
horizon, please keep all the causes of
to create a barrier of protection. It is
neurologic disease in horses in mind
also important for owners to vaccinate
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horses, show animals, and other live-
GlobalVetLink to produce CVIs, and
stock with which they are in frequent
we will shortly be offering an electron-
ic CVI that, while not having all the
The ADT rule is resulting in some
functionality of GVL, will have no cost
states reviewing CVIs more critically
involved and can be emailed directly
and rejecting many for incomplete ad-
to us, saving you the trouble and cost
dresses, late submissions, incomplete
of mailing the documents. We are also
ID, etc. We’ve tried to buffer some of
very excited that soon we’ll be able to
those calls and rejections, and we have
offer an iPad app to do eCVIs and have
only been rejecting CVIs for what we
them automatically emailed to us. We
believe are more serious issues.
would love to visit with practitioners
With that being said, we want to help make it easier for you to comply
about this new technology and how it can help you and us.
with the new rule and the restrictions
Keep us in mind for any of your
that states are putting on practitioners.
local or district meetings. We would
We had good participation at the
love to present information on new
convention in our presentation about
technology, as well as any of our other
electronic CVIs. We’re seeing more
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STATE FAIRS BE A PART OF VETERINARY EXHIBITS AT TULSA OR OKC A crowd gathers (below) at the Tulsa Fairgrounds to see the birthing center set up by our membership. The combination of live animals and veterinary expertise have made the veterinary displays at both state fairs extremely popular. Pigs nursing their young (left) is just one of the components of the animal birthing center. Often bovine and equine species are represented as well.
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The Oklahoma State Fair will take place September 11-21 at State Fair Park. OVMA’s on-site surgical center has been one of the most popular attractions year after year. This is an opportunity to educate the public directly. There is also an animal birthing center at the park. To make this event a success, we need your help. We’re looking for veterinarians, veterinary assistants, technicians and both veterinary and technician students to help staff the facilities. If you’d like to be a part of the process please send the OVMA office an email or give us a call.
email us at email@example.com or call us at 405.478.1002 to volunteer today
SEPT. 25-OCT.5 • 4145 E 21ST ST The animal birthing center and the surgery suite setup by OVMA at the Tulsa State Fair has been by far the most popular exhibit for the last several years. We hope you’ll join us at Tulsa to show children and adults across the state the positive differences you make every day on the job. If you’d like to volunteer please contact the OVMA office through phone or email. We look forward to both Tulsa and OKC Fairs this fall.
Spay Day Results On Feb. 25 veterinarians across the state participated in Spay Day. For one day veterinarians donate spay and neuter procedures and have their clients donate the usual cost to the Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Foundation. The money raised goes to benefit the Pet Overpopulation Fund. This year the fundraiser brought in $4,203.99.
2015 OVMA Awards if they dominate, you must nominate. Nominate your peers in the categories of : • Veterinarian of the Year • Companion Animal Practitioner • Distinguished Service • Food Animal Practitioner • Equine Practitioner • Industry Representative Know a special pet? A hero? A service animal? Nominate the pet for OVMA’s Animal Hall of Fame.
let us know at okvma.org
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WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS Bill Barrett, DVM Non-Resident Sharon Baker, DVM District I okvma.org
From the Desk of the Dean OSU CVH S break s g round on ne w acade mic building. Dea n Jea n Sa nde r s DVM, MA M, DA CP V
ell, the long awaited academic building is ready to break
ground. While it isnâ€™t all that we wanted and the design isnâ€™t perfect, we have much to celebrate. First, this building has been a long time coming. Drs. Lorenz and MacAllister had developed plans several years ago with the intention of having this funded by a benefactor of the college. That did not come to fruition and an analysis of our donor base made it clear that we did not have the capacity to raise the $13 million it would have taken to build the plans that had been developed. However, the President of Oklahoma State University felt the current faculty office situation was unacceptable and needed to be changed. Knowing I would not be able to draw donors for faculty offices, he was willing to fund this part of the building for us at a price tag of $6 million. That said I am still required to raise funds to build the auditorium, which was a part of the original plan (more on this later). So while we are not yet planning the auditorium, at least the office part of the building which we do have funds to build will get the clinical sciences faculty out of the basement
cubicles (their current offices were
This process has been a real edu-
intended to be a temporary situation to
cation. While I was involved with
accommodate faculty needs back when
building plans while at the University
the Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching
of Georgia, I was not involved to this
Hospital was built in 1976) and into
real offices with walls that go up to the ceiling and a window.
I have seen a lot more of what goes into making this sort of dream a
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reality. We’ve worked with some great
during construction. The building will
brought to me for all the money in the
architects and our general contractor
take about one year to complete.
world. That is why I give back. There
has been more than accommodat-
In the meantime I am still working
are naming opportunities for folks
ing. The plans have been drawn and
to raise the funds needed to build the
redrawn to get the critical needs met
auditorium. We all have those ideals
OSU-CVHS is proud to say that
while staying within our allotted bud-
that really matter to us and stimulate
our giving percentage is well over the
get. The new offices will be located on
us to give. Your passion might be
average for other veterinary colleges
the Northwest corner of the BVMTH.
finding cures for devastating diseas-
which speaks well to the affinity of
It will have the same Georgian design
es or helping the homeless or saving
our alumni to this college. If you are
that is common on the OSU campus.
animals or things that affect children.
moved to help make this place the
I’m certain there will be some grum-
All are noble causes. For me it’s always
best it can be, I ask that you contact
bling as this is major construction and
been education. Personally, I am very
our Development Officer, Ms. Heather
will require some adaptation of faculty,
grateful that I am able to give where it
Clay. She can be reached at hclay@os-
staff, students AND clients. That
matters to me. Without my education,
ugiving.com or 405-385-5607. I know
said, the building crew have been well
my life would have been very different
the students would greatly appreciate
informed about the need to keep the
and most likely not as great as it has
having a nice auditorium to learn in.
hospital functioning and accessible.
been. I know we talk about the cost of
Thanks for your consideration and go
We have made plans to modify some
education, and it is high, but I would
of our parking as we will lose some
not give back what my education has
who wish to leave a legacy.
avmf animal connection
Traveling Exhibit Stops in Okla. AV MA- and AVM F-spon s ored Smith s onian e x hibit makes a stop in Moore .
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) have partnered with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) and Zoetis to create “Animal Connections: Our Journey Together,” a custom-built exhibition housed on an 18-wheel truck that introduces visitors of all ages to the complex bond between humans and animals. The exhibit’s tour kicked-off at the 2013 AVMA Convention in Chicago, in July, it is now traveling throughout the USA. On Saturday, May 10, the exhibit stopped in Moore, Oklahoma at Fiercely Fearless: A Community Event to Prepare and Empower Families for Oklahoma’s Storm Season, sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Southwest Oklahoma. The event took place at First Baptist Church of Moore, 301 NE 27th St, Moore, OK, from
10:00am to 3:00pm. The exhibit featured a display case of foods and household products that are harmful to pets. There were interactive operating tables where children and adults could use a touch screen to diagnose and treat animals, simulating a visit to the veterinarian. A steady stream of people passed through the exhibit. OVMA had several volunteers present at the event.
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OVMA Relief Veterinarian List Statewide • Bill Barrett, AUB ‘69, SA/Mixed, (903) 564-3136 • Jimmy Fuchs, OKL, ‘77, SA / Mixed, 580-225-7784 • Nick Mosier, OKL, ‘09, SA, 580-320-3081 • Elizabeth Calabria, TEX ‘88 SA/Mixed, 580-326-4573 • Chris Bellinger, OKL ‘10 Mixed, 405-481-9392
Oklahoma City Area (405 Area Code unless indicated otherwise) • Heather Cobb, OKL ‘85, SA, 789-2206 • Mary Kay Webster, OKL ‘02, SA, 923-6806 • Tami Spivey, OKL ‘96, SA, 642-3529 • Stacey Riffel, OKL ‘97, SA, 330-8930 • Jacob Boyer, OKL, ‘05, SA, 255-8506 • Camille Sieger, OKL, ‘09, SA 735-9697 • Kim Weiss, OKL, ‘99, SA/Exotic, 204-0612 • Phil McKinney, OKL, ‘74, SA, 918-694-5566 • Amy Auwarter, GA, ‘04, SA, 706-338-2154 • Elizabeth Calabria, TEX ‘88 SA/Mixed, 580-326-4573 • Chris Bellinger, OKL ‘10 Mixed, 481-9392 • Kyle German, OKL ‘10 SA, 405-596-6758 • Bonnie Boone, OKL ‘90 SA, 405-823-3546 • John Calhoun, OKL ‘89 SA, 405-378-0783 • Shannon Johnson, OKL ‘98 SA, 719-339-9943 • Tracey Alden, OKL ‘99 SA, 405-517-8399 • Ron Mollet, OKL ‘74 SA, 405-831-7492 • Ronny Kiehn OKL ‘70, SA, 580-481-8590
Tulsa and Northeast (918 Area Code unless indicated otherwise) • Charles Clinkenbeard, KSU ‘64, Mixed, 333-5848 • Jonathan Stout, OKL, ‘02, SA, 557-9687 or 396-0216 • Carolynne Cash, OKL, ‘96, SA/Mixed, 346-0823 • Camille Sieger, OKL, ‘09, SA, 405-735-9697 • Phil McKinney, OKL, ‘74, SA, 694-5566 • Elizabeth Calabria, TEX ‘88 SA/Mixed, 580-326-4573 • Chris Bellinger, OKL ‘10 Mixed, 405-481-9392 • Carolyn Fairless, TEX ‘89 SA, 918-625-5200
Foundation Memorials Pet Memorials • 15th Street Veterinary Group • Marlow Veterinary Clinic • Sandy Creek Veterinary Care • The Mobile Pet Vet • James & Esther Perry /Emily Cefalo • Warwick Animal Hospital
Thank you for your support!
IN MEMORY Bob Fields DVM OVMA member for 33 years OKL - 1978 1953-2014 Bill Ryan DVM OVMA member for 52 years OKL - 1951 1927-2013
To be added or removed from the list, please call the OVMA office at 405.478.1002
AVMA Delegate Update Changes propos ed to delegate sy ste m . Ke n Bart e ls , DV M
ello to my OVMA colleagues!
gates—that’s right, no Alternate Del-
AVMA. If these resolutions or policies
Perhaps by press time, the
egate. One Delegate would be elected
are moved forward, the HOD is ensur-
upcoming AVMA meeting/convention
through an AVMA election process
ing oversight for the implementation
in Denver this year (July 25-29) will
and the election run by the AVMA.
so the EB and AVMA staff have input
have taken place. It should be a good
The other Delegate would be chosen/
from their constituents. I’d be pleased
meeting. Lots of decent events planned
elected by the respective state VMA
to discuss these potential changes with
as well as top-notch CE. The election/
or allied association. Each Delegate
you if they make it to the HOD floor or
campaign for President-elect (Dr. Lar-
would have ½ of the weighted vote
proceed with Executive Board approval
ry G. Dee of Florida and Dr. Joseph H.
for that respective state. Term limits
without HOD input.
Kinnarney of North Carolina) is hotly
(probably 4 years) with re-election
contested. For Vice-President, Dr.
possible one time would be another
there are many opportunities for
Mark Russak and Dr. Rebecca Stinson
item discussed. There is a lot of con-
OVMA members to step forward and
are working hard to be elected. These
troversy over this whole process with
be considered as potential candidates
are important decisions since the elect-
state’s rights, diversity, as well as what
for AVMA Task Forces, Councils,
ed officers provide tremendous influ-
should the AVMA represent in the 21st
and Committees as progress for more
ence on the shape of the profession for
century. Other items to be discussed,
direct member involvement is in-
the next few years.
as the process progresses at a snail’s
stituted. Much of the AVMA policy
pace, would be having a Vice President
determination and review takes place
change has created a maelstrom of
changed to a Student Focus Director
in these entities and often the time
discussion among the Delegates
and the Treasurer chosen by the HOD
commitment is not as much as some
(HOD), the Executive Board (EB), and
and have voting privileges. Again, it is
would think considering the concept of
the Governance Engagement Team.
a PROCESS that must be taken a step
virtual meetings and teleconferences.
As the House Advisory Committee
at a time.
My commitment to you is to make cer-
The potential AVMA governance
Chair, I have tried to work objectively
I’ve said it before a dozen times
Policies to discuss in the near future
tain our profession’s best interests are
to engage the HOD in all the discus-
with impact on the profession are sow
kept on the table and also represented
sions so the Executive Board is aware
gestation crates, judicious use of anti-
to the best of my ability. Dr. Freeman
of the state VMA and allied associa-
microbials, declawing of domestic cats,
and I seek your input, especially now,
tion’s opinions and suggestions. One
“horse tripping”, drug labeling, policy
to make certain your ideas and con-
bylaw change that potentially will be
on internet pharmacies, veterinary eth-
cerns are brought forward in the open
discussed in Denver is a resolution
ics, veterinary dentistry, and a change
forum of discussion and objectively
to allow each state to have two Dele-
in the mission and objectives of the
considered. Stay in touch!
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Teeing off on
Tulsa Time OVMF HOSTS 17TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT AT INDIAN SPRINGS GOLF COURSE TO BENEFIT PET OVERPOPULATION FUND
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More than 60 golfers took to
the links at the Indian Springs Golf Course on May 6 for the Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Foundationâ€™s 17th Annual Golf Classic. The funds raised from participation and sponsorship went toward the Pet Overpopulation Program. Over the last few years, the program has had a long waitlist, however this year through fundraisers by the foundation and communitty support, the waitlist has been greatly reduced. The foundation is so grateful to all those who participated at Tulsa and for those set to play and sponsor in Oklahoma City on Aug. 21.
After the Oklahoma City tournament has finished we will have our final fundraising numbers. Look forward to those in the Fall 2014 Communique.
SEE PHOTOS FROM THE TOURNAMENT ON PAGES 19 AND 20
ovmf golf tournament
We would like to thank all the organizers, volunteers and sponsors. The tournament was a huge success because of all of your help.
Longest Drive (Menâ€™s) Robert Brenaker
Putting Contest - Bob Cacy
Longest Drive (Womenâ€™s) Tita McCoy
Closest to the Pin Dr. Mark Higgins
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ovmf golf tournament
With only two points separating the four top placing teams this year’s tournament was closer than ever. In the picture above, OVMF President Joe Carter presents the
first place team in Flight A with their award. The team members are, from left to right, Tita McCoy, Ken McCoy, Mark Higgens, and CJ Wisely. This is the team’s second year in a row to win the tournament. Pictured below is this year’s Flight B winners, Ged Wright, Rick Dodson, Jim Sturivant, and Jerry Mitchell.
flight b okvma.org
50 Year Clinics
Sidney A. Ewing, DVM
OSU Teaching Hospital ha s r ich he r itage .
t is impossible to determine a
of historic veterinary practices in
specific date that the Teaching
Oklahoma is the following statement
identity of the other 2 “seniors”;
Hospital practice began. One could,
in Lewis’s letter to BAI in September,
accordingly, it is unknown whether
with documentable justification,
1916 (Ewing, 1998): “Our hospital
they, too, transferred to accredited
choose a date in the 1890s. It is more
facilities include operating room…
schools. It is documented, however,
logical, perhaps, to choose a date in
operating table with about $300.00
that OAMC’s two-year program,
the late 1940s. The purpose of this
worth of instruments.” Later in the
although BAI-approved, never oper-
essay is to provide a brief sketch of
same letter, Lewis states: “I think
ated successfully after 1918. Owing
this historic practice.
there is no question whatever regard-
to World War I and a general decline
ing the clinical material that we can
in veterinary medical education in
joined Oklahoma Agricultural & Me-
have for our work.” Lewis reported to
the USA, the program persisted “on
chanical College (OAMC) in 1896 as
BAI that the hospital had “…a total of
paper” until the late 1920s and then
the first veterinarian appointed to the
282 cases for the hospital work alone.
institution’s faculty. Lewis soon began
This does not include outside cases,
providing veterinary services to
or those visited by students that were
demise of OAMC’s pre-clinical
livestock owned by OAMC. At some
never brought to the hospital.”
veterinary education program in the
Case for the 1890s: Dr. L. L. Lewis
point in the first quarter of the 20th
Although ultimately unsuccess-
[No record has been found of the
Case for the 1940s: Following
1920s, the institution had a (variously
Century, a local licensed, non-grad-
ful in gaining accreditation for a
named) Department of Veterinary
uate veterinarian, J. W. Morris who
DVM-granting program, OAMC
Science. Like many Land Grant
practiced in Stillwater, began to assist
faculty did receive BAI permission to
institutions that did not offer veter-
Lewis with clinical duties.
send students who’d completed two
inary medical degrees, OAMC had
years of work in the “veterinary pro-
an animal disease research program
is rapidly established himself as a
gram” to schools that were authorized
operated through the Agricultural
major force at OAMC, even serving
to grant veterinary degrees.
Experiment Station. By the late 1940s
Case for the early 1900s: Lew-
as acting president. Convinced that
Accordingly, J. W. Morris who is
A & M should grant DVM degrees,
mentioned above as Lewis’s assistant
the Veterinary Research Institute. A
Lewis began a program to do so. In
and C. H. McElroy, 2 of the 4 “se-
portion of the faculty also provided
June 1916 he boldly approached the
niors”, transferred to the St. Joseph
veterinary care for OAMC herds and
Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), the
Veterinary College in St. Joseph,
taught undergraduate courses.
then-accrediting body for veterinary
Missouri in autumn, 1918. McElroy,
schools, asking for approval to grant
who was to become founding dean of
out a veterinary “practice” of sorts
degrees to “four seniors” in 1917
OAMC’s veterinary school in 1948,
from the 1890s onward. When the
(Ewing, 1998). Although consistently
came home with his DVM in spring
post-World War II demand for veteri-
rebuffed by BAI, Lewis persisted in
1919; sadly, Morris fell victim to the
nary medical education soared, seven
trying to gain accreditation.
great influenza pandemic, dying after
new veterinary schools emerged at
a few months in Missouri.
Land Grant institutions.
Especially pertinent to this story
OAMC ‘s program was known as
Therefore, OAMC was never with-
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OAMC’s school in Stillwater was
OKLAHOMA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE, CIRCA 1900
one of those new programs. Suddenly there were 17 veterinary schools in the USA, not just the 10 that had weathered the Great Depression and concurrent decline in demand for veterinarians. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) became the new accrediting body for veterinary degree-granting programs a transition that occurred about the time OAMC”S inaugural veterinary class graduated in 1951. In order not to be rebuffed by the accreditors as had OAMC in 1916-1917, the school had to provide clinical experience for its students. Translated, that meant a veterinary teaching hospital. Although it is well documented that classes began in March, 1948 for students who became the OAMC Veterinary Class of 1951, there is no clear record of when the teaching hospital per se came into being. Obviously, the clinical services dating from the 1890s formed a nucleus from which a full-fledged hospital practice could be built. Evidence exists (Williams, 1986) that the BAI/ AVMA visiting teams for accreditation of the new school were adamant that the teaching program must be integrated with the Veterinary Research Institute, a step that had been delayed, perhaps by academic rivalry or campus politics. In addition to the nuclear faculty, which included Dr. Lewis H. Moe
who provided herd health services,
ical practice from the 1890s or from
founding-Dean McElroy and his col-
the late 1940s, it qualifies as a historic
leagues looked to the Stillwater com-
Oklahoma veterinary practice. The
munity for help, just as L. L. Lewis
integral role of the clinical practice
had done decades earlier. Specifically,
at the teaching hospital in educating
Dr. Frank R. Knotts, a Kansas City
graduates of Oklahoma State Uni-
Veterinary College graduate, had
versity’s veterinary medical program
been in private practice in Stillwater
makes it a critical part of the Center
since 1918. Dr. Knotts was appointed
for Veterinary Health Sciences in the
as adjunct faculty and his practice
became part of the clinical teaching program. Irrespective of whether one dates the founding of today’s Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital clin-
Ewing, S. A. 1998. Oklahoma Aggie Ambition. Stillwater, Oklahoma: Oklahoma State University, 64 pp. Williams, E. I. 1986. Veterinary Medicine; Centennial Histories Series. Stillwater, Oklahoma: Oklahoma State University, 285 pp.
OVMA Hosts Legislators
On Tuesday, April 8 OVMA held a legislative reception at the Oklahoma History Center. Plenty of food and beverages were provided, including calf fries, donated by Dr. Charles Freeman. 21 legislators were in attendance as well as 19 OVMA members.
This was the first legislative reception OVMA has hosted in several years. While the number in attendance was small, it did afford our members the opportunity to talk one-on-one with their representatives.
Veterinary Connections Run for Office Joe Howell
Running for State Senate District 40
Running for State Rep. District 65
• Former AVMA President • Owned Britton Road Hospital from 1972 -2012. • Has participated in many civic activities, including serving as president of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Board of Governors of the Oklahoma State University Foundation, and Kirkpatrick • Stresses he is pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, pro-business, and pro-Oklahoma.
• She and her husband, Henry Hasenbeck, DVM, own the Happy Hollow Animal Hospital in Elgin. • Worked as an educator since 1991. • Two masters degrees in education. • Prides herself on being a fifth generation agriculturalist. • She contends preserving rural living and the quality of education is paramount.
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Friends for Folks Expands Program
OVMA members stand outside of Lexington Assessment and Reception Center.
he Friends for Folks program, an initiative that sets offenders as dog trainers in an effort to improve
the likelihood of animal adoption, has expanded from the Lexington Assessment and Reception Center to the Mabel Bassett Correctional Facility.
Mabel Bassett, a woman’s correctional facility, began its program this past winter. After a few weeks of training, Mabel Bassett held a demonstration of the dogs’ newly acquired skills on March 4. Friends for Folks partnered with the University of Oklahoma’s Nonprofit Leadership Student Associa-
tion for the event. The OUNLSA wrote a grant to bring in Sister Pauline Quinn to speak. Sister Quinn launched the Prison Pet Partnership in 1981 with the help of the late Dr. Leo Bustad, chair of Washington State University’s veterinary program. The Prison Pet Partnership is the basis for Friends for Folks. Sister Quinn opened the Mabel Bassett demonstration with a few words on the history of her program and the win-win prison dog training programs offer for offenders and dogs. Then offenders walked their dogs out, one by one, showcasing each animal’s understand of basic commands like sit, shake and rollover. A documentary was made about the Lexington program, called Dogs of Lexington. Friends for Folks recently announced the Harris Foundation is funding a $10,000 grant to also create a documentary about the Mabel Bassett program. View the Dogs of Lexington documentary by visiting friendsforfolks.org/dogs-of-lexington
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OVMF Scholarship Recipients Honored Juliane Evans and Taylor Brow n s elec ted .
TAY LOR B ROW N, TCC
JULI A NE E VA NS, OSU The OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences 2014 Honors and Awards Banquet was attended by donors, students, family members, faculty and staff. This year the center was able to raise $585, 100 in scholarships. Amongst those honored was Juliane Evans a veterinary student. Her achievements distinguished her as the recipient of the Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Foundation Scholarship. Evans can be seen above (right) being presented the award by Assistant Professor Dr. Danielle Dugat.
Taylor Brown is a resident of Tulsa. She is a 2007 graduate of Booker T. Washington, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art from Hendrix College, and is a 2014 graduate of the Tulsa Community College Veterinary Technology Program. Taylor is currently employed at Hammond Animal Hospital. She has served as the Historian for the Veterinary Technology Student Association and en-
joys drawing, making videos, reading, traveling and the outdoors. Taylor has volunteered with Rescued N Ready and Wing-It. Her professional goals are to gain more experience working with exotic animals and eventually go into zoological medicine and wildlife rehab. She would also like to pursue a Masterâ€™s degree in Animal Biology and Welfare and do behavioral research in the wild.
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