McElroy Hall 205
74078-2005 Stillwater, Oklahoma United States of America
Oklahoma State University, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences
Recognition status :
AVBC Australian Veterinary Boards Council Inc.
AVMA American Veterinary Medical Association
CVMA Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
RCVS Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
VCNZ Veterinary Council of New Zealand
In 1948 we opened the doors to the then Oklahoma A&M College's School of Veterinary Medicine. In 1951 our first class of 26 men graduated. Now the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine enrolls 82 new students each year, the majority being women. Our first-year class is composed of 58 Oklahoma residents and 24 non-residents. Check out a moving history of our first 50 years by viewing A Golden Era of Education, Research, and Service. You can see a presentation shown during our 60th Anniversary Cowboy Roundup that focuses on the last ten years. The Center for Veterinary Health Sciences encompasses the College of Veterinary Medicine (opened 1948), the Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (opened in 1976), and the Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (opened 1981). In addition, Center facilities include the Veterinary Medicine Ranch, the Equine Research Park, the Wendell Wallace Bovine Research Facility, and the Cohn Family Shelter for Pets. We are a community of scholars committed to graduating highly skilled primary care veterinarians; to leading the nation in basic and applied biomedical research; and to providing the best veterinary services to our clients. Our core-elective curriculum emphasizes comparative medicine of all major animal species. Our graduates are highly sought after with an average of one to two job opportunities upon earning their DVM degree thanks to an excellent teaching faculty, dedicated staff and talented students. Our research program is nationally competitive, highly focused, and productive. Major areas of emphasis include toxicology, respiratory and infectious diseases including zoonotic and tick transmitted diseases, shipping fever, veterinary parasitology, and exercise physiology. The Veterinary Center leads the OSU System in funding from the National Institutes of Health. We rank 10/28 for sponsored research expenditures per faculty headcount. The excellent reputation of our college results from the successes of our alumni, faculty, staff and students. Capital improvements are underway and we are aggressively seeking funding for more improvement projects that are essential to our future growth and success. Prospective students, faculty candidates and other interested professionals are encouraged to consider Oklahoma State University for an exemplary experience. You will become part of a fine tradition of excellence, a tradition involving people in the veterinary profession who keep meeting the challenges of the 21st Century.