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03 President’s Letter WINTER 2019 • Volume 34 • Issue 4
04 On Point
05 State Veterinarian’s Report An Oklahoma Veterinary
06 From the Dean Medical Association Publication
07 Latest News and Updates
08 OSU CVM News Managing Editor
09 2020 Oklahoma Veterinary Conference
Amanda Meeks
16 Timing Your Next Real Estate Editor

Transaction Hayley Eberle
19 Capitol Report
20 AVMA Report The OVMA Communique is the newsletter of
21 Tech Talk the Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association.
22 Classifieds The Editor reserves the right to edit content
according to space and contact guidelines and
limit advertising space for single advertisers as

Opinions expressed in these contents are strictly
those of the author(s) and are not necessarily
endorsed by OVMA.


President District IV
Wendy Bray, DVM Megan Smith, DVM
Bryan Wright, DVM
President Elect
Jennifer Schoonover,
DVM District V
Leslie Cole, DVM

Vice President Aaron Farr, DVM
Mark Ferrell, DVM AVMA Delegate

Secretary/Treasurer Charles Freeman,
Tracei Holder, DVM DVM

Immediate Past AVMA Alternate
President Delegate
Kelly Cooper, DVM Rosemarie Strong,
District Director Mike Jones, DVM
Chad Baumwart, SAVMA

District I Representative
Robert Miller, DVM Chloe Bradway
Sarah Smith, DVM Ashley Ferguson

District II Executive Director
Trent Stites, DVM Amanda Meeks
Tracy Patton, DVM

District III Assistant Director
Gary Stone, DVM Hayley Eberle
Chad Baumwart,
DVM Membership
Nylia Burch

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Striving to be
the Voice for this

I can’t believe 2019 is favorite industry representative to join you, and have a family
coming to an end along fun night of tailgating games, basketball watching, food, and
with my term as President fundraising fun (including a silent auction)! All the proceeds
of the OVMA. This go to Veterinary Student Scholarships that are much needed
organization wouldn’t and appreciated. The Friday night fun will also include our
be possible without the Veterinarian of the Year Award, which is such an honor, and
dedication of the volunteers we hope you will be present to help us congratulate this
that currently or previously individual.
have served. These are
individuals with many other Thank you for allowing me to serve you and the OVMA,
things on their plates. Still, they take the time to improve and it’s been an honor! The OVMA is your organization, and I
empower the Veterinarians in this great State of Oklahoma challenge each of you to get involved, have a voice, and make
through organized Veterinary Medicine. We are lucky to have the OVMA what you want it to be. My prayer for the OVMA
such dedicated individuals serving the OVMA and to have is that we continue to serve the Veterinarians of Oklahoma
amazing leadership with our Executive Director, Amanda with integrity. Through our collective power, protect the
Meeks. During this time of Thanksgiving, I would ask that you rights of our members and all Veterinarians. With all our
reach out to your District Directors and Executive Committee efforts, we help to improve the quality of life of each member
and thank them for their service to this organization. A list of by offering business and well-being resources, CE, volunteer
the Executive Board members is on the OVMA’s website at opportunities, social events, and a legislative voice.
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and see you in January!
Next month is our Annual Conference (OKVC), and we
look forward to seeing you there. The conference is filled Wendy H. Bray
with fantastic CE opportunities covering all disciplines of OVMA President
Veterinary Medicine, including “Hot Topics” and Wellness
topics. It’s a great time to catch up with friends, find out about
the newest technology and products in the Exhibit Hall, and
interact with CVM students. OKVC is when we can come
together as a profession, renewing our minds and bodies
for another great year of practicing veterinary medicine.
New this year, we will start our CE sessions at 1:00 pm on
Thursday, to allow you to get the full 20 hours of CE for the
year at the OKVC. The highlight of the conference will be
our Friday Night Fundraiser, Corn-to-be-Wild, featuring a
Corn Hole Tournament. Get your teams together, get your

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Increasing the
Value of Your

The OVMA has a new Animal tracks starting at 1:00 pm. We will again open the
employee at the office, exhibit hall at 5:00 pm on Thursday for a grand opening
Hayley Eberle! Hayley party before the OSBVME late-night CE. On Friday we
comes to us with over will be offering a 4-hour CPR certificate training program,
six years of experience RECOVER. This training session is limited to 20 attendees,
working in marketing you can reserve your seat when registering online or through
and communications at the paper form. Friday night our student fundraiser event
the NRHA. In addition to will be a cornhole tournament and other backyard games
handling the marketing and with food, music, and a good time! The silent auction will
communications for the be running throughout the conference. The purpose of
OVMA, another large part of her duties will be taking care of the fundraiser is to raise money for OSU CVM student
conference exhibitors and sponsorships. I am excited to have scholarships, and we appreciate your support in this effort.
Hayley on the team and look forward to the new energy she Also new this year, Saturday morning we are offering a Sunrise
will bring to the office. Yoga Session before the Membership Breakfast. We invite all
members of your clinics to attend the events and sessions at
Members of the 2019 Power of Ten Leadership Academy OKVC.
assembled a panel session at Fall Conference specifically
targeted to help current veterinary students navigate life In 2020 the Oklahoma Veterinary Practice Act will sunset and
after graduation. The members of the 2019 class have been come under legislative review. Later in this issue you can find
very interested in student involvement. I appreciate their an article from Jerrod Shouse, OVMA lobbyist, reviewing the
willingness to volunteer their time and share their experiences changes we are seeking in the upcoming legislative session.
with future veterinarians. Should you have questions those can be directed to any
OVMA board member.
We will soon begin planning district CE meetings and
monthly socials for 2020. If you have a topic, speaker, or I hope to see many of you in January at the Oklahoma
location suggestion for these meetings and gatherings please Veterinary Conference. As always, should you have any
let me or your district director know. We are exploring the questions or the OVMA can help you in any way don’t hesitate
option of Saturday CE mid-morning or early afternoon to contact the office.
meetings to help those typically busy during evening
weekdays. Feedback from the OVMA membership is This is our profession. This is our cause. Join us.
encouraged as we plan these meetings.

The Oklahoma Veterinary Conference is just around the
corner and registration is now open. There are a few new
additions I would like to bring to your attention. Thursday, we
have added sessions in Practice Management and Companion

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STATE VETERINARIAN’S REPORT continues to be safe to eat when properly prepared.

Practitioners Partially due to a lawsuit by R-CALF USA USDA has put the
Make It All timeline to transition to mandatory electronic official ID tags
for cattle on hold. USDA attorneys are studying the issue
By the time you receive this report Dr. Beth Ruby will have and deciding what must be done to re-institute the timeline.
joined our team as a Field Veterinary Medical Officer. She will They are committed to the transition but it’s not clear at this
be covering the central portion of the state. We’re happy to time when the new deadline will be. We are still encouraging
have Dr. Ruby join us. veterinarians and producers to switch to EID and we are
working on ways to provide no cost or low cost tags as well as
The Vesicular Stomatitis Virus outbreak that began in Texas some readers to assist with that transition.
in July appears to be
winding down. It eventually We recently completed the second complete herd test on the
affected premises in Texas, Panhandle dairy that received some heifers that were exposed
New Mexico, Colorado, to TB at a calf raising facility in Texas. Another whole herd
Oklahoma, Nebraska, test is scheduled in April. To date we have found no infected
Wyoming, Utah, and cattle.
Kansas. Over 1140 premises
in those states were affected The Virulent Newcastle Disease outbreak in southern
with at least one case. All California appears to be almost over. No new cases have been
but a very few were in discovered in several weeks and the California Department
equine species. We have of Food and Agriculture and USDA personnel are retesting
quarantined premises to make sure the disease has been
only had one case in Oklahoma. I really appreciate all the eradicated.
calls we received from practitioners to report potential cases.
I want to thank the practitioners who call with questions
African Swine Fever continues to spread in China and and report suspicious cases or lesions. Because of alert
surrounding countries in SE Asia as well as Eastern Europe. practitioners like you all we have a better chance to find
Some reports suggest that China, the world’s largest pork foreign animal and emerging diseases more quickly and have
producer, has lost approximately 50% of their swine. USDA a better chance to stop the spread of those diseases.
has increased surveillance at border ports to intercept illegal
shipment of pork products that may be infected with ASF We are beginning to plan the agenda for our regulatory
virus. We have completed one series of exercises to try to meeting at the OVMA Conference in January. It will be all
be better prepared in case we do have an outbreak in the day on Thursday, the day the Conference opens. If there are
North American continent. We continue to meet with the topics you would like to see discussed please contact me with
animal health officials of the major swine producing states your suggestions.
to develop consistent protocols for movement during an
outbreak. Unfortunately there continue to be more questions If you are not receiving the email updates that I send and
about depopulation, disposal, and surveillance than there would like to, please send me your email address and I will be
are answers for. I encourage you to talk to your swine clients happy to add you to the list.
about this disease and ask them to notify you of any unusual
symptoms in their swine. Even if you’re a companion As always, please check out our website at
animal practitioner please spread the word that imported and let us know how we can make it serve you better. You can
pork products can potentially be infected and to be sure and contact us at 405-522-6141 or:
properly dispose of those products. Please make people
aware that the disease does not affect humans and that pork Rod Hall Alicia Gorczyca-Southerland
405-522-0270 405-522-6136
[email protected] alicia.gorczyca-southerland@
Mike Herrin
405-522-6142 Gary Stone
[email protected] 405-258-8048
Justin Roach [email protected]
[email protected]

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Drs. Rosslyn Biggs and John Gilliam

are co-leading a project funded by

Great Things Happening a U.S. Department of Agriculture
National Institute of Food and
Agriculture Veterinary Services
At OSU CVM! Grant. The funds will be used to
create an Integrated Beef Cattle

Program for Veterinarians to enhance

The OSU College of Veterinary Medicine is once again fully practice management and services.

accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Collaborating on the project are several from OSU’s College

Council on Education. We implemented recommendations of Veterinary Medicine and Division of Agricultural Sciences

made by the COE including and Natural Resources. Also consulting on the project is Dr.

facility upgrades, hiring Richard Prather, owner of Ellis County Animal Hospital in

additional faculty and staff, Shattuck, Oklahoma.

and a major curriculum

review in both the clinical Sincerely,
and pre-clinical areas.

The new classroom building Carlos A. Risco, DVM, Dipl. ACT
is officially named the Dean, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences
Roger J. Panciera Education Oklahoma State University
Center. If you are interested
in recognizing Dr.
Panciera’s contributions to the veterinary medical profession,
please contact Ashley Hesser, assistant director with the OSU
Foundation at [email protected] or 405-385-0715.

Oklahoma’s Secretary of Agriculture Blayne Arthur met with
Dean Risco and several administrators to discuss current
and future collaboration in research and teaching. They also
talked about on-going extension activities in partnership with
Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences
and Natural Resources.

Six veterinary students along with Drs. Lionel Dawson and
Madhan Subramanian spent six weeks this summer in India
learning about veterinary medicine in India. Seven students
from the Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences
University in India are currently at the veterinary college
experiencing veterinary medicine in the U.S. Drs. Carlos
Risco, Jerry Malayer and Ashish Ranjan met in New York
City with delegates from the state of Tamil Nadu, India, to
further discuss goals of the exchange program. The group
also identified new collaborative research and training
opportunities in animal husbandry and management practices
for further consideration.

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The Latest • Tulsa Social
Veterinary 12/12 - Got Wood Axe Throwing Co - The app is accessible to all doctors,
News in Jenks, OK office staff, and students that are
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OVMA LISTSERVE • Oklahoma Veterinary Conference schedule, exhibitors, and build your
1/23 - 1/25 - Embassy Suites- Norman own itinerary open the app and tap
If you would like to be part of the 20 hours of CE “conference”. Also be sure to allow the
OVMA Listserve, which is a benefit of register at app to send you notifications. It is an
the OVMA membership, please email us
at [email protected]. The address for easy way to stay up to date on the latest
the listserve is ovmamembers@listserve.
com. NEW MEMBERS happenings. To download the app
Carly Garcia- Lazy E Ranch simply go to your App Store on your
OACF PET MEMORIALS Kelly Deewall mobile device and search: Oklahoma
Emily Heck- Cornerstone Veterinary Medical Association.
The Pet Memorial Program is a sincere Diana Loeffler
and compassionate way for veterinarians
to honor their clients by making a Amie McCarthy- Animal Medical Center WAYS TO GET INVOLVED AT OVMA
donation in the pet’s memory. Animal Cassie Park- Family Pet Hospital-Petwell
owners utilize this program as an
expression of gratitude to veterinarians Partners Student Relations Committee
for outstanding care to their pets.
Send the name of the animal for the Tamara Smith- Pet Friends Veterinary Well-Being
memorial, their owners name and
address, and a donation of any amount. Hospital Animal Welfare
The OACF will send a card to the
owners showing a memorial has been Stephanie Guerra- Banfield Pet Hospital Disaster Response
made in the name of the pet. Donations
accepted online Daniel Walker- Daniel R. Walker DVM Continuing Education
Dana Windsor- Banfield Pet Hospital Social Media and Outreach
Business Alliance Task Force Committee
15th Street Veterinary Group
Marlow Veterinary Clinic SUPPORT DVM PAC Legislative Advocacy Committee
Sandy Creek Veterinary Care, PLLC State Fair Committees (Tulsa & Oklahoma)
The DVM PAC was created in Convention Committee
recognition of the need to increase Veterinary Technician Advisory Committee
political activity and awareness among Power of 10 Leadership Academy
members of the veterinary medical
professions. The DVM PAC, a non If you are interested in more
partisan political action committee, information or would like to volunteer,
provides financial support for state please call the OVMA .

political candidates. DVM PAC exists

through the voluntary contributions of PET OVERPOPULATION LICENSE TAG

OVMA Members. Contributing to the Don’t forget that you can purchase the
DVM PAC reflects your commitment new Pet Overpopulation Tag at your
and dedication to political activity and local tag agency! OACF appreciates your
education of key issues that affect the support!
veterinary professions. You, as OVMA

members, are vital to our political

activities and success.

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Vet Med Welcomes 5 New Hires

Josh Butcher, MS, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the department of physiological sciences. Originally from
Marietta, Georgia, he earned an MS degree in chemistry from the University of Kentucky and his Ph.D., in
cellular and integrative physiology from West Virginia University. Dr. Butcher’s research interest focuses on
how muscle mass can attenuate obesity-derived cardiovascular dysfunction. More specifically, the interplay that
occurs in a population that will experience life-long obesity in conjunction with aging and determining the
beneficial effects of an exercise mimetic.

Mayara Fernanda Maggioli, DVM, MS, Ph.D., is a research scientist in the veterinary pathobiology department.
Originally from Goiania, Goias in Brazil, she earned her DVM degree and MS degree in veterinary medicine
from the Federal University of Goias and a Ph.D. in immunobiology from Iowa State University. Dr. Maggioli’s
research interests include the study of protective host immune responses to viral and bacterial pathogens to
promote rational vaccine design and animal health.

Valerie McElliott, DVM, Ph.D., DACVP, is an assistant professor of anatomic pathology and residency training
coordinator in the veterinary pathobiology department. Originally from Duncanville, Texas, she earned her
DVM degree from Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine. After completing a one-year internship
in anatomic pathology at Tuskegee University, she went on to complete an anatomic pathology residency
program at the University of California, Davis. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Georgia College of
Veterinary Medicine.

Sunil More, BVSc & AH, MVSc, Ph.D., DACVP, is an assistant professor of anatomic pathology in the
veterinary pathobiology department. Originally from Nashik, India, he earned his BVSc and AH degree in
veterinary medicine and his master’s degree in veterinary sciences from the Nagpur Veterinary College and his
Ph.D. in veterinary biomedical sciences from OSU. Dr. More completed an anatomic pathology residency at
the University of Florida and is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. His research
interests include respiratory diseases, influenza virus and host factors, and animal models development.

Christine Nichols is the continuing education coordinator working with Dr. Rosslyn Biggs. Originally from
Stillwater, Oklahoma, Christine earned a B.S. degree in psychology from OSU. A long-time OSU employee, she
has previous experience in continuing education with the College of Arts and Sciences.

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presented by:

Friday Night Fundraiser & Special
Cornhole Tournament Events
Friday, January 24
Tickets Required Special
This year grab a bite and a drink in our sports bar Special
themed fundraiser event. Center stage will be a
cornhole tournment, but also featured will be Jenga, Special
checkers, karaoke, and more. Big-screens will allow Events

attendees to watch their favorite basketball teams. The
OVMA and OVTA awards will also be given during
this event. Awards will include Veterinarian of the

Year, OVMA Volunteer of the Year, Young Veterinarian
of the Year, Industry Representative of the Year, and

OVTA Technician of the Year. All money raised will go
towards OSU CVM student scholarships. Tickets can be

purcahsed with your event registration.

Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Special
Thursday, January 23
Tickets Required Special
Help us kick off OKVC with the bang! Drinks and Special
appetizers will be served in the Exhibit Hall Thursday
evening before the late night CE session. Relax with
exhibitors, colleagues, and friends before sessions start.

Yoga Session Special
Saturday, January 25 Special

Start your day off right with our sunrise yoga session! Events
Shelby Williams of Better Bodies Tulsa will lead you in Special
a light yoga flow appropriate for all levels.

*Mats can be rented for $5 at the door, you can bring
your own, or a towel.


Register at

Norman, OK January 23-25


COMPANION Be! Updates in Saturday, January 25
ANIMAL the Treatment of
Parvovirus Companion Animal
Thursday, January 23 Dermatology
»» Don’t Miss a
Companion Animal Dentistry Beat! Emergency Alicia Webb, DVM, DACVD
Approach to
Benita Altier, LVT, VTS (Dentistry) Cardiac Disease »» When that Itchy Dog is Not Allergy!
»» What’s the C.O.R.E. Dental
»» Tired of the Trauma Drama? Fleas, Ticks, and Heartworm
Procedure? Mistakes to Avoid in Your Trauma
»» The ABC’s of Veterinary Dental Patients Lindsay Starkey, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVM-
Parasit - Sponsored by Zoetis
Radiology, A Simplified Approach Companion Animal Disease
to Obtaining Full Mouth Dental »» Fleas, Ticks, and Tick-Borne
Radiographs Laura Nafe, DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM) Disease: What’s New and What Can
»» Oral Pain Management We Do?
»» Feline Specific Dental and Oral »» Update on Feline Hyperthyroidism
Diseases »» Fleas, Ticks, and Tick-Borne
»» Canine Bronchial Disease: Disease: What’s New and What Can
Friday, January 24 Bronchitis, Bronchomalacia & We Do?
Co-Founder of VETgirl »» Heartworm Highlights: Updates
Companion Animal Regarding Diagnosis, Treatment,
Garret Pachtinger, DVM, DACVECC Dermatology and Prevention
»» Stayin’ Alive: An Update on CPR
»» Are You Down with OPP? You Will Alicia Webb, DVM, DACVD Companion Animal Surgery

»» Diagnostic Approach to the Pruritic Danielle Dugat, DVM, MS, DACVS
»» Portosystemic Shunts: Where are
We Today?

»» Surgical Pain Management


Conference Program • Speakers & Topics

HOT TOPICS Saturday, January 25 Climate Change

Friday, January 24 Electronic Identification Kevin Kloesel, PhD

Rabies Alicia Gorczyca Southerland, DVM »» It’s Time to Pony Up; Climate
»» Advancing Traceability Through Change and Implications for
LeMac’ Morris, DVM, MPH, DACVPM Oklahoma
»» Rabies Post Exposure Prophylaxis: Electronic Identification: Learning
Demonstration TBA
Not A Boring Subject If You Are
Exposed Ophthalmology Frank Mitloehner, PhD

Cannabis Robert Gwin, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACDL »» TBA
»» New Advancements in Veterinary
Mark Woodward Human Infections
»» Navigating the Complexities of Ophthalmology – A Look at New from Multi-State
Therapies and Treatments being Raw Milk
SQ788, Medical Marijuana, and used in Veterinary Ophthalmology
CBD Oil Grishma Kharod, MPH
Neurology & Oncology
DEA Compliance »» Current Epidemiology of
Brad Roach, DVM - Sponsored by Innovarius Brucellosis and Occupational
Lisa D. Sullivan, Program Manager »» What’s Hot in Veterinary Neurology Health Risks
»» DEA Compliance »» What’s Hot in Veterinary Oncology
»» Public Health Response to RB51
Diagnostic Cytology Rabies & Reptile Basics Human Infections Associated with
Multi-State Raw Milk Sales
Ron Tyler, DVM, MS Paul Welch, DVM
»» Diagnostic Cytology: Techniques & »» Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, and Other Brucellosis

Interpretations Pocket Pets Alicia Gorczyca Southerland, DVM
»» Avian and Reptile Basics
Electronic Identification »» State Response to Canine
Alicia Gorczyca Southerland, DVM
»» Advancing Traceability Through ONE HEALTH FOOD ANIMAL

Electronic Identification: Learning Friday, January 24 Friday, January 24
Opportunities for Private Associate Onboarding
Ophthalmology Practitioners
Keelan Lewis, DVM
Robert Gwin, DVM, MC, Diplomate ACDL Michael Davis, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVSMR »» Rural Practice Management
»» Current Cases in Veterinary »» ONE HEALTH: Opportunities for »» Associate Onboarding and

Ophthalmology – An Overview Veterinary Private Practitioners Mentorship
on a Variety of Commonly Seen
Cases Along with Treatments and Biosecurity
Rosslyn Biggs, DVM
Blood Smears »» Biosecurity: Helping Your Clients

Ron Tyler, DVM, MS Develop a Plan
»» Blood Smears: Techniques &


Register at

Oklahoma Veterinary Conference • January, 23-25

Mixed Practice EQUINE Equine Lameness

Dee Griffin, DVM, MS Friday, January 24 Shannon Reed DVM, MS, DACVS-LA

»» Selection and Use Equine Hepatopathies »» Working Through Complications
of Antibiotics and After Articular Injections
Residue Avoidance Piper Norton, DVM,
in Cattle DACVIM »» Case-Based Discussion of Lameness
»» Diagnosis and Workups
»» Remote Drug
Delivery (DARTS); What Treatment »» Communications in Lameness
Veterinarians Need to Know and of Equine Cases
Considerations on Working with Hepatopathies
Their Clients »» Managing Acute REHABILITATION
Diarrhea in the
»» Euthanasia, Necropsy, Field Micro Horse Saturday, January 25
and Sample Shipping … & Having a »» Chronic Diarrhea in the Horse
SHARP Knife Equine Rehabilitation
Mare Breeding Management
»» Mixed Practitioner’s Be Proud Sherry Johnson, DVM, DACVSMR
of Yourselves … You Are the Carly Tuner-Garcia, DVM
Foundation Our Profession Stands »» Hormonal Management of Mares »» Rehabilitation of the Neurologic
On »» Ultrasound of the Pregnant Mare Horse: A Balancing Act

Saturday, January 25 Equine Cryptorchidism »» On The Mend: A Glimpse Into
The Evolving World of Equine
Heifer Development Megan Williams, DVM, DACVS-LA Rehabilitation
»» Skin Tumors in the Horse:
Richard Prather, DVM Wildlife Rehabilitation
Interesting Cases
»» Changing the Paradigm in Heifer »» Diagnosis and Management of Faye Lorenzsonn, DVM
Cryptorchidism in the Horse »» How to Best Help Wildlife in Your
»» Beef Cow/Calf Production Practice- Overview the Do’s and
Medicine in the Millennial Saturday, January 25 Don’ts of Helping Wild Animals in
Generation Your Community
Equine Surgery
Bovine Neurologic Diseases »» Common Presenting Complaints
Kati Glass, DVM, DACVS-LA of Oklahoman Wildlife Patients
Katie Simpson, DVM, MS, DACVIM »» Your Surgical Toolbox: What Are and How to Address Them in Your
»» Bovine Neurologic Diseases and You Missing?
Treatment (Part 1) »» Emergency Equine Surgical Small Animal Rehabilitation

»» Bovine Neurologic Diseases and Procedures Lauren Peycke, DVM, MS, DACVS, DACVSMR
Treatment (Part 2) »» Advanced Diagnostic Imaging
»» Introduction to Small Animal
»» Deep Digital Sepsis in Cattle in Equine Lameness: What am I Rehabilitation
Missing with Rads & Ultrasound?
»» Small Ruminant Case Discussions »» Application of Small Animal

Conference Program • Speakers & Topics

Andrea Crabtree, BS, CVPM, SPHR, PHRca Sara Simpson, DVM - Sponsored by Hill’s
Thursday, January 23 »» Employees – Our Most Valuable »» TBA

Real Estate Asset Work Culture
»» Tough Talks with Your Team
Jeremy Burroughs - Sponsored by CARR Tami Mason, CVPM
Healthcare Realty Disaster Planning »» Personalities

»» Maximizing You Practices Melissa Tompkins, BS, CVPM Anesthesia
Profitability Through Real Estate »» Toxicity in the Workplace
»» Disaster Planning Justin Hicks, RVT
Practice Ownership & Exit »» Basics of Anesthesia in Food
Strategies Saturday, January 25
Alexandra Kohrs - Sponsored by Bank of Feline Practices »» Advanced Anesthesia in Food
America Practice Solutions
Melissa Tompkins, BS, CVPM Animals
»» Exploring the Path of Private »» How to Incorporate Feline-
Practice Ownership – What are the CPR Techniques
options and where do you start? Friendly Techniques into Practice
Management Decisions Erica May, CVT
»» Roadmap to Practice Transitions/ »» The Most Important Appointment, »» CPR Techniques
Exit Strategies The Euthanasia
Saturday, January 25
Behavior Successfully Navigating
Difficult Clients TBA
Angel Soriano - Sponsored by K9 University
Andrea Crabtree, BS, CVPM, SPHR, PHRca Greg Campbell, DVM, PhD - Sponsored by
»» Working Severe Canine Behaviors »» Dealing with Difficult Clients Boehringer Ingelheim
in Your Practice »» TBA
Friday, January 24 Personality Conflict
Heidi Hulon, DVM - Sponsored by Elanco
Emotional »» SOS – Saving Ourselves so We Can Holly Kessling, RVT
Intelligence »» Your Team and You: How Can We
Save Others
Rachel Teichberg, CVPM Better Support Each Other?
Business Development
»» Emotional Allergies and Treatment
Intelligence Starts Andrea Crabtree, BS, CVPM, SPHR, PHRca
with You: An »» It’s All About the Job Jessica Duncan, DVM - Sponsored by Zoetis
Introduction to »» Work ON Your Practice, Not Just IN »» Allergies and Treatment
Your Practice Dental Disease
»» Emotional Intelligence and the
Power of Choice TECHNICIAN Crystal Remy, RVT
»» Dental Disease
»» Emotional Intelligence and the Friday, January 24
Role of Empathy in Leadership Utilizing Technicians in a

Mark Romanoski, BS, AAS, CVT, RVT
»» RVT Utilization and the Practice


that Benefits CONFERENCE
Skin Disease
Amanda Friedeck, B.S. LVT, VTS (Dermatology)
»» Ins and Outs of Skin Disease: DATES & TIMES LOCATION

Internal Disease Causing External Thursday, January 23 Embassy Suites Hotel
Disease 1pm –10pm 2501 Conference Dr
Norman, OK 73069
RECOVER Friday, January 24 (405) 364-8040
8am – 6:00pm
Friday, January CAN’T MISS EVENTS
24 Saturday, January 25
8am – 5:00pm Exhibit Hall Grand Opening
CPR Certification Thursday, January 23
Torie Garnatz, RVT, VTS (ECC) Friday Night Fundraiser &
»» Certification. Part 1. RECOVER Dr. Garrett Pachtinger Cornhole Tournament
Co-Founder of VETgirl Friday, January 24
CPR Basic Life Support Rescuer
Certification Dr. Dee Griffin Yoga Session
»» Certification. Part 2. RECOVER Food Animal Saturday, January 25
CPR Advanced Life Support
Rescuer Certification Dr. Piper Norton PROGRAM TRACKS
Rachel Teichberg, CVPM OSBVME
Saturday, January 25 Practice Management Companion Animal
Successful Communication Dr. Frank Mitloehner Feline
One Health Food Animal
Heidi Hulon, DVM Equine
»» Interactive Communication Session Amanda Friedeck, RVT One Health
Technicians Practice Management
Utilizing the Foundation of Insights Technicians
QPR Gatekeeper Training Recover CPR
Embassy Suites Hotel Rehabilitation
Financial Training 101 (405) 364-8040

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Timing Your Next Real Estate

By: Jeremy Burroughs, CARR Healthcare They imagine it is similar to buying a home or leasing
an apartment, which unfortunately is not the same as a
Every commercial real estate transaction has an ideal commercial transaction timeline.
timeframe to begin the process. Most healthcare professionals
understand that opening a new office or relocating an office Simply identifying the top options and then negotiating
doesn’t happen overnight, but the majority of professionals a mutually agreeable deal can take several months. The
are not aware of the ideal timeframes for each type of legal process of reviewing contracts and finalizing details
transaction. Different types of problems arise when starting a with lenders, architects, contractors, and equipment and
transaction too early or too late, and both need to be avoided. technology providers comes next; this portion can also take
Too Early

If you start the process too early, it creates a scenario where This is followed by the build out process if renovations are
you spend your valuable time looking at properties and required. While you can build out a new space in 6 to 10
evaluating options, working with lenders and other members weeks depending on the size and scope of the project, you first
of your team, only to find out the landlords or sellers won’t have to design the space, then get construction documents
negotiate with you yet. Many landlords and sellers won’t take and engineered plans created, then submit for and receive
their spaces off the market for extended periods of time while permits to start the build out. After construction, you need
waiting for the tenant or buyer to be ready to transact, because to leave time for installing furniture, fixtures, equipment and
there is too much time before the transaction will actually take technology, final permitting and approvals, while also leaving
place. room for uncontrollable delays, and change orders.

Or if they do negotiate, they won’t be willing to offer you even If you are relocating from a previous office and you don’t
close to their best terms since they are going to lose income vacate your former space prior to the lease expiring, you’ll
on holding a space vacant for an extended period of time. likely pay between 125 to 200% of your last month’s rent based
On the other hand, if they will put forth reasonable terms, it on a provision found in most leases called “Holdover.” This
is predicated upon you moving forward immediately, which allows the landlord to charge you a higher month-to-month
can leave you stuck paying for a space you can’t occupy for lease rate as a penalty for not vacating or signing a new lease.
a period of time or paying unnecessary rent on your former
space if you leave early. Just Right

Too Late If you only had two choices, starting too early is definitely
better than starting too late but it is by no means your top
When starting a transaction too late, an entirely new set of option. Fortunately, there is an ideal timeframe to start each
problems arise. To start, most people underestimate how long type of transaction and you don’t have to choose between the
a commercial lease or purchase transaction takes. lesser of two mistakes. You can set yourself up for success by

understanding the requirements of each type of transaction can help you identify your top options, negotiate the most
and how long each process takes. favorable terms, save you a substantial amount of time, and
avoid common pitfalls.
Although there are many additional details needed to ensure
each type of transaction is handled properly, let’s start with The first step to maximizing any commercial real estate
the correct timing for the primary types of transactions that transaction: Start the process at the right time.
Healthcare Professionals will engage in:
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act that are in need of updating and clean-up language. Now
we will be working closely with our legislators throughout
the session to make sure they understand and support those
changes and the sunset date extension.

The 2020 Oklahoma legislative session is quickly We worked closely with the OSBVME over the summer and
approaching, and we wanted to make sure you were aware of fall to prepare for next year’s effort to extend the sunset date.
some of the key dates, as well as the priority legislation we will Through that process we identified a few areas in the practice
be working on. act that are in need of updating and clean-up language. In
addition to OSBVME, we also consulted with the Oklahoma
For the upcoming 2020 Session, legislators must reserve the Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry – and
bills they intend to file by Friday, December 13, 2019. They specifically Secretary of Agriculture Blayne Arthur and State
have until Thursday, January 16, 2020 to write the bills and Veterinarian Dr. Rod Hall. And going forward we will be
have them “introduced.” A typical session will see in excess of working closely with our legislators throughout the session
2,000 bills introduced, although a fraction of that number will to explain the importance of these changes and ask for their
actually make it all the way through the process and signed support of the sunset date extension.
into law.
Below is a summary of the changes that will be contained in
Session begins at Noon on the first Monday in February – this the bill:
next year that is Monday, February 3. Governor Kevin Stitt
will give his annual state-of-the-state address at this time. The n Extending the sunset of the practice act from July 1, 2020 to
session is generally four months long and must adjourn no July 1, 2025;
later than 5:00 PM on the last Friday in May – this year that
falls on Friday, May 29, 2020. n An updated, modern definition for the term “Telehealth”
and a statutory definition for the board’s “Probable Cause
A very important effort for OVMA in 2020 will be extending Committee”;
the sunset date for the veterinary practice act. It is very
common for a licensing agency – such as the Oklahoma n New language to align with recently passed laws regarding
State Board of Veterinary Medicine – to have a sunset date continuing education for pain management and opioid
in statute. Extending the sunset date is done with a bill in the use, and violations related to prescribing, dispensing, or
legislature, and must pass both the House and Senate, and be administering in excess of maximum limits;
signed by the governor. This process allows the legislature and
governor to periodically review all state licensing agencies to n New language to align with a recently passed law regarding
ensure the licenses they offer are relevant and aligned with licensing timelines and fee waivers for active military
public needs. personnel and their spouses; and

n Cleaning up outdated language related to licenses for
nonveterinary equine dental care providers and nonveterinary
reproductive services.

As the session progresses, we look forward to keeping you
updated on our progress on this very important effort.

Jerrod Shouse
Shouse Consulting

We worked closely with the OSBVME over the summer and
fall to prepare for next year’s effort to extend the sunset date.
Through that process we identified a few areas in the practice

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Greetings OVMA Members! Below are highlights of the Washington DC
Convention. A big thank you to Dr. Charles Freeman and Dr. Mike Jones who
covered for me as I was recovering from surgery.

Both gentlemen visited the Hill and spoke with our state congressional leaders
regarding the following 3 topics:

1. Veterinary Loan Repayment Enhancement Act
2. Fairness to Pet Owners Act

3. Association Health Plans Act

Dr. John Howe took the reins as our new AVMA president. Numerous resolutions were passed which included the following:
• Model Practice Act
• Revised policy on judicious therapeutic use of antimicrobials
• Sexual harassment awareness

• Revised policy on pet insurance

There were many questions and concerns regarding AVMA Life health insurance and short term disability. A letter from the
AVMA Life trustees was posted on the OVMA Listserve. If you wish to see a copy please contact the OVMA office!

Best Regards,

Rosemarie Strong, DVM
Oklahoma AVMA Delegate

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I hope this finds everyone doing well and getting ready for the holidays! As this year comes
to a close and the new one begins, we would like to remind everyone that we are still taking
applications for the Veterinary Technician of the Year award. The nominee must be an OVTA
member. You can find the application on our website. Please be sure to get the application to us at
least 3 weeks before OKVC.
We would like to remind everyone of our clinic membership as well. It’s time to renew our OVTA
memberships. Please email [email protected] for prices on our clinic memberships. In 2020, we
would like to increase our membership and participation. The VNI (Veterinary Nurse Inititive)
will be very active in Oklahoma, we need as many voices as possible. Thank you for your support of our profession, and your
registered veterinary technicians.
Over the course of the last 6 months the executive board and our members voted to develop a Veterinary Technician Utilization
Task Force and a Wellness Committee. We feel that these two groups will be able to help technicians be more aware for the
positions we are in and also to be more mindful of how we take care of ourselves. The VT utilization task force has been
developed to raise awareness of the RVT benefits; financially, patient care, and the entire veterinary healthcare team. So I would
now like to take the time to introduce the Chair of the Veterinary Technician Utilization Task Force, Mark Romanoski.
Mark has earned his AAS in Veterinary Technology from Anthem College in Phoenix, AZ in 2013 and passed
the VTNE in 2014. He is Certified in Arizona where he worked for 4 years in specialty anesthesia and surgery.
For 3 years he volunteered in his off time at the Phoenix Zoo Animal Care Center and eventually was hired on
full time. Needing a change, of pace, Mark moved to Oklahoma City in 2018 and for the past year has been a
Registered Veterinary Technician at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden. He is currently working
on his Veterinary Technician Specialty credentials in Zoo Medicine. Mark hopes to be able to help elevate our
profession by empowering technicians to use the fullest extent of their skill-sets in practice and support the
veterinary healthcare team as a whole.
I would also like to introduce the Chair of our Wellness Committee, Holly Keesling is passionate about helping
technicians find a balance in their work and home life. She started a support group on Facebook page for
technicians where they can discuss the daily issues of the profession and gives advice on how to work through
them. She is also an exceptional speaker on teamwork in veterinary medicine. We are so excited for what this
committee and task force are going to do not only for the RVTs of Oklahoma but also the DVMs.

We can’t wait to see everyone at OKVC this year. It’s been a year of growth for the Registered Veterinary Technicians of
Oklahoma and we can’t wait to see where this next year takes us.

Shiloh McGee, RVT
OVTA Secretary

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Send news and advertising to: for sale in Central OK. Practice has is +110K! 2,800 sf small animal practice
matured into mostly small animal (85%) with real estate. The practice is located
OVMA but there is a good potential to grow in a residential and industrial area. 2
P.O. Box 14521 the large animal client base because of exam rooms. Code: OK4 PS Broker: 800-
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base is presently small ruminants (both
Phone: (405) 478-1002 FFA, 4H, and non-FFA), equine and
Fax: (405) 478-7193 young ranchers with interests in beef SMALL ANIMAL HOSPITAL FOR
Email: [email protected] herd management. Facilities include SALE
working pens, covered WW chute and
Advertising rates available upon request. covered equine stocks. Acreage includes Small animal practice in Central
grounds for expansion. Small animal Oklahoma, rapidly growing OKC suburb.
Deadlines for submitting materials: practice focuses on client education Mixed practice potential if desired.
and diagnostics. The practice is Grossing $250-300K past 3 years with
Spring Issue....................February 1 equipped with CR digital x-ray, portable one part time veterinarian. Sale with the
Summer Issue.................May 1 ultrasound, portable x-ray, in-house lab real estate or will lease. Please message or
Fall Issue.........................August 1 including IDEXX and I-stat, Cardell and email: [email protected] or 405-
Winter Issue...................November 1 Nonin anesthesia monitors, Isoflurane 205-6566
anesthesia, computerized practice
EQUIPMENT FOR SALE management. Current staff has combined ANIMAL HOSPITAL FOR SALE
tenure of 22 years and is all cross trained.
For Sale: VSSI surgery table heated/ Grooming is 7% of income and growing. Predominantly small animal practice,
tilt/mobile/hydraulic - $1800. Shorline This clinic has recently been remodeled located in Cleveland, Oklahoma. Half
parvo cage - $800. VSSI wall mount light inside. The clinic serves clients from a 15- way between Tulsa & Stillwater. More
- $500. Cardell 9403 pulse ox/BP/ECG mile radius and has shown yearly growth large animal if desired. Owner is ready to
$800. GE Dental xray plus accessories - in client numbers and revenue. The locale retire. Contact Dr. Alan Potter, DVM 918-
$700. Abaxis HM5 - $1500. Other items is a bedroom community of a major city 358-3404 or 918-671-1742
available. Contat Vickie Brandon at and is located on a large recreational
[email protected] for full list. lake, afforing 20-minute access to PRACTICE FOR SALE
entertainment and shopping. The local
ANIMAL HOSPITAL FOR SALE school district has recently built new Small animal practice in Western
elementary and intermediate schools. Oklahoma, owner seeking retirement
Small animal veterinary hospital will be The associate’s interest could be either and would stay on to assist in takeover.
available for sale or lease at the year-end. small or large oriented. Responsibilities Busy practice grossing $600K plus for
The practice was established in 1972 by include surgeries, diagnostics, and past 5 years w/ one veterinarian. Sale with
Richard Stedman, DVM class of 1969, building client relationships. Emergency real state of will lease. Contact dentok@
OSU. In 1983 David Powers, DVM leased work will be shared and compensation or visit
said practice and has practiced there beyond salary is given for all emergency retired-business-listings/veterinary/
for the past 36 years. Powers will be work. We believe in mentoring. This vetclinicEOK648.shtml
retiring at the end of 2019. Consequently business would be ideal for a person
Stedman is searching for a buyer and/or seeking to acquire a well-established PRACTICE FOR SALE
lessee. Arbuckle Animal Hospital has an practice or for a younger vet wanting a
excellent location in Ardmore, OK which rural atmosphere with the potential for Turn key mixed animal practice for
is equidistant between OKC and Dallas a buy-in opportunity. Contact Dr. Di sale in North Central OK. Solo practice,
on Interstate Highway 35. An interested Gregorio at [email protected] or 918- predominantly small animal. Facility
party is invited to contact me to discuss 225-9216 includes 1800 sq. ft. building, 2700 sq. ft.
and “kick the tires.” Dr. Richard Stedman covered large animal area with hydraulic
cell: 580-220-7077, office: 580-223-0501, ANIMAL HOSPITAL FOR SALE chute and low stress pens. Equipment
mail P.O. Box 212, Ardmore, OK 73402 includes IDEXX blood analyzer, CR
Seller financing available for the down digital X-ray, Engler dental scaler, USSI
ANIMAL HOSPITAL FOR SALE payment! Estimated ADI for new owner cages, Vetland gas machine, and DVM

Full time assocaite wanted and/or buy-in
opportunity - Mixed animal practice

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software. Priced for quick sale. For details VETERINARIAN WANTED - MIXED (area) is blessed with friendly people,
call Dr. O’Mealey at 405-880-4061 PRACTICE great hunting, fishing, and camping
and our practice is very well-equipped
HOSPITAL STAFF WANTED Full time position in a friendly mentoring hospital with a great staff and clientele
atmosphere. Long time staff and that appreciates the services we
Looking for friendly, outgoing individual loyal client base. Practice focuses on provide! The income is good (six figures
who loves working with animals and diagnostics & client education. Salary is potentially, depending on experience)
their owners. Position requires handling commensurate with experience. Good and the work schedule is great. Feel
multiple phone lines, basic computer benefits package and shared emergency free to look us up on Facebook. Very
skills, greeting clients and their pets, and work. Work in a rural atmosphere but motivated to add an associate with
handling payments. Applications available have access to urban play and great potential to purchase in the future!
on our website: www.danforthanimal. recreational lakes. Located 20 minutes Contact Dr. John Collins or Danielle Pack
com, applications can also be filled out in from Tulsa, OK. Contact Dr. DiGregorio RVT/Practice Manager at 580-622-3133
person at 800 E. Danforth Rd., Edmond, at 918-225-9216
OK 73034. Resumes and applications VETERINARIAN WANTED
can be submitted via email info@ VETERINARIAN NEEDED 405-340-1020 Mixed animal practice in Shattuck,
Mixed Animal Veterinarian needed - OK seeking associate veterinarian.
RVT NEEDED River Valley Veterinary Clinic is a high The practice has been open since 1973
volume mixed animal practice located and consists of 65% large animal, 30%
Walnut Creek Animal Hospital is a in beautiful Southeastern Oklahoma small animal, and 5% equine. There
busy small animal practice in Purcell, seeking a third veterinarian. We have a are currently 2 DVM’s, 2 RVT’s, and 2
Oklahoma seeking a 3rd RVT to join new facility with an excellent support assistants at the practice. Contact 580-
our team! We are looking to employ staff and a fun working environment. We 938-2962 for more information.
someone who is knowledgeable, are looking for an experienced DVM or a
enthusiastic, and reliable. Position can new graduate that can be mentored. Our VETERINARIAN WANTED
be part time or full time with a fantastic small animal facility was built in 2016 and
benefits package. Salary is dependent on is well equipped with IDEXX laboratory, Busy small animal practice in Bixby,
experience. Please email resume to info@ digital and dental radiology, and a OK seeking a full time or part time Please contact modern surgical suite. We also have a new veterinarian. Hours, salary, CE & license
Micki at 405-527-8734 or 405-207-8741 cattle processing facility, equipped with fees are negotiable with owner. The
a Flying W tilt chute, on the back side of practice is well equipped and has a great
ASSOCIATE VETERINARIAN our 6-acre practice. By the end of 2020, staff, and wonderful clients. There is a
WANTED we will complete construction on our place for you here! Contact 918-369-4115
new 6,000 sq. ft. equine facility. RVVC
We are looking for a full-time offers a highly competitive salary, Simple
associate veterinarian to join our 2 IRA, Aflac supplemental insurance, and FULL TIME OR PART TIME
doctor team here at Oakridge Animal a continuing education allowance. Split VETERINARIAN WANTED
Center in Lawton, OK. We are open emergency shifts are required, but with
to new graduates or an experienced additional compensation. We are open to At Swaim Serum Co. we love coming to
veterinarian. We are a small animal discussing all possibilities. Contact Joey work with our fun-loving team to serve
practice only, located in Southwest Eastwood at 580-579-9834 or josephy. the Oklahoma City community that we
Oklahoma. The hospital offers in [email protected] have cared for since we opened in 1947.
house IDEXX laboratory, digital radio We are a 3-doctor practice with amazing
graphs, companion laser therapy unit, ASSOCIATE VETERINARIAN technicians to provide an excellent
companion regenerative therapy unit, WANTED experience to our patients and clients. We
dental, and cautery unit. Contact Dr. are equipped with digital radiography,
Robert Bower 580-695-7179 Would you like to practice high-quality, dental radiography, and an in-house
small animal medicine, yet establish and laboratory. Our caseload is diverse both
raise your family in a small community medically and surgically allowing you
at the foot of the Arbuckle Mountains of the opportunity to experience unique
Southern Oklahoma? Our community

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work ups in a fast paced environment. Resort in Purcell, OK is seeking a school. Our culture is based on building
Our experienced support staff allows small animal DVM associate in either stronger relationships between clients
our doctors to focus on patient care and a full or part time capacity. We are a and their dogs through positive tool-free
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legacyCREATE A



The first $100,000 gifted towards the permanent endowment will be matched dollar for dollar by an anonymous OYE donor.
These funds will, yet again, be matched dollar for dollar by Mr. Bob Funk’s ONWARD Campaign, totaling $400,000.
Upon full funding of the endowment, four $5000 scholarships will be awarded annually.



– A high school senior 4-H or FFA member must participate in – $2500 will be distributed once the student is accepted to
OYE by showing an animal or competing in an OYE contest, Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Health Sciences.
such as the Skillathon. The remaining $2500 will be distributed upon completion of the

– Student must attend an Oklahoma university for undergrad and student’s first year of veterinary school.
must be accepted to OSU College of Veterinary Health Sciences.

Endowment will be managed by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. All gifts are tax deductible.

Name State Zip Code
Business (Optional)
Mailing Address
Phone Number
Email Address
Amount Donated

Make checks out to: Mail checks to:
Oklahoma Youth Expo Oklahoma Youth Expo
Memo: Onward Endowment – Vet
500 NW 30th St
Oklahoma Youth Expo Oklahoma City, OK 73118
405.235.0404 Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association

[email protected]


Dr. Elizabeth Calabria TEX ‘88 Dr. Elizabeth Calabria
TEX’88 SA/Mixed TEX ‘88
(580) 326-4573 (580) 326-4573 SA/Mixed [email protected] (580) 326-4573
Dr. Sherry Craycraft Dr. Heather Cobb [email protected]
OKL’ 08 OKL ‘85 Dr. Charles Clinkenbeard
SA Mixed SA KSU ‘64
(405) 334-1834 (405) 265-1866 Mixed
[email protected] [email protected] (918) 333-5848
Dr. Shanna Eddings Dr. Andy Cooper [email protected]
OKL ‘03 A&M ‘91 Dr. Carolyn Fairless
SA ER/SA/Limited Mixed SA TEX ‘89
(580) 927-0094 (575) 631-8764 (918) 625-5200
[email protected] [email protected] Dr. Peiman Milani
Dr. Stephanie Elliott Dr. Bridget Duroche Urmia ‘00
OKL ‘13 AUB ‘04 SA
SA SA (918) 720-8272
(405) 614-0575 (503) 891-3171 [email protected]
[email protected] [email protected] Dr. Camille Sieger
Dr. Sarah McGee Dr. Dorrie Parrott OKL ‘09
OKL ‘14 OKL’ 94 SA
ER/SA/Mixed SA (405) 721-7090
(918) 448-1680 (405) 831-1444 [email protected]
[email protected] [email protected] Dr. Kara Miligan
Dr. Joanna Brackett Dr. Stacey Riffel OSU ‘04
OKL ‘15 OKL ‘97 SA
SA/Mixed SA (918) 500-3116
(918) 938-3184 (405) 330-8930
[email protected] [email protected]
Dr. Donna Cook
OKL ‘84 Dr. Camille Sieger
SA OKL ‘09
(417) 543-0933 SA
Dr. Curtis Smith (405) 721-7090
OKL ‘92 [email protected]
(918) 938-3184 Dr. Tami Spivey
Dr. Joe Cummins OKL ‘96
OSU ‘66 SA
SA/Mixed (405) 642-3529
(806) 324-7428 [email protected]

Dr. Jacob Boyer OKL ‘02
OKL ‘05 SA
SA (405) 923-6806
(405) 255-8506 [email protected]
[email protected]
Dr. Phil McKinney
OKL ‘74
[email protected]

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Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association
P.O. Box 14521
Oklahoma City, OK 73113

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