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February 28, 2021 — Mindi Bracy, a third-year student at Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, was awarded the David A. Schoneweis scholarship during the virtual American Association of Swine Veterinarians Annual Meeting. The children of the late Dr David Schoneweis established a scholarship in his memory to benefit swine-interested students from Kansas State University (KSU) and Oklahoma State University (OSU). The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a student or students from KSU or OSU who participate in the student oral or poster presentations during the meeting, based upon a...

We feel that it is our responsibility to help flatten the coronavirus curve and keep you safe, even as the first doses of vaccine are being distributed in Oklahoma. With rising numbers of coronavirus cases in Oklahoma and government restrictions limiting gatherings, we have decided to move the Oklahoma Veterinary Conference to a virtual platform for 2021. While we are still dedicated to providing a fantastic event experience that provides you with CE from interesting and knowledgeable speakers, the safety of OVMA members, guests, students, speakers, exhibitors and sponsors comes...

By Brian Brus STILLWATER, Okla. – The Ranchers Thursday Lunchtime series of teleconferences for the cattle industry will continue through the year-end holidays, Oklahoma State University Extension officials said. The free events continue at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 3 through the Zoom online portal. Burke Teichert, retired vice president and general manager of Deseret Ranches, is scheduled to discuss heifer selection for improved lifetime productivity. Questions and feedback are encouraged. Other topics in following weeks will include cowherd reproductive tract scoring, tools for fertility genetics, sire selection to minimize dystocia, artificial intelligence (AI) and...

For Immediate Release – November 11, 2020 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – The Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) is now accepting internship applications for the 2021 Oklahoma Veterinary Conference to be held January 28- 30 in Norman, Oklahoma. Interns will be given opportunities to gain experience in multiple facets of the conference, including working with exhibitors and sponsors as well as networking with over 700 attendees from across the state of Oklahoma. Candidates who are interested in applying for this position must submit a completed application, resume, and a list of...

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – On July 7, 2020, the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry confirmed the finding of vesicular stomatitis virus, also known as VSV, at a premise in Washington County. This horse showed lesions in its mouth and on its muzzle. VSV is a viral disease of horses, donkeys, mules, cattle and swine. Initial symptoms include excessive salivation and reluctance to eat or drink. Clinical signs include vesicles, erosions and sloughing of the skin on the muzzle, tongue, ears, teats and coronary bands of their hooves. Lameness or...

As America fights to curb the spread of COVID-19, Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine announced today that its OSU/OVMA Summer Seminar will be a virtual event on June 26 and 27. “We are committed to the health and safety of our faculty and staff and those seeking continuing education,” said Dr. Rosslyn Biggs, director of continuing education and beef cattle extension specialist at the veterinary college. “In line with OSU’s mandate regarding face-to-face events through July 1, we moved Summer Seminar online. Attendees can kick back, relax, save transportation...

For Immediate Release – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – May 4, 2020 – The Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) Board of Directors is tasked with reviewing and monitoring multiple facets of the association to ensure that the association is serving its member’s needs, being financially responsible and secure, and abiding by guidelines set in place. One item that they had been assigned with reviewing was the practice membership. Practice memberships were discussed in multiple board meetings and a large amount of data was presented at the board’s request to ensure they could...

Are you a veterinarian that has graduated within that last ten years? Are you looking to create relationships with your peers and grow your skillset outside of veterinary medicine to further your career? Then the Power of Ten Leadership Program is for you! Applications are will be accepted starting April 1, 2020, and are due in the OVMA office by April 30, 2020. Completed application can be emailed to [email protected] or mailed in to the office at: 13917 Quail Pointe Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73134 Tentative Schedule for the 2020 Power of Ten Leadership Program: May...

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