The Center for Veterinary Health Sciences (CVHS) at Oklahoma State University is serving Oklahoma as the only college providing veterinary medicine education in the state.
The Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is made up of a community of professionals committed to graduating highly skilled veterinarians prepared to serve societal needs which span animal, human, and environmental health and welfare; to lead the nation in basic and applied biomedical research to discover the answers which may lead to cures for diseases we currently are unable to manage; and to provide the best veterinary services to our clients and referring veterinarians through both primary and specialty veterinary care. The role veterinarians play goes far beyond the private practitioner, although this is what most people are familiar with due to the restorative and preventive healthcare their pets and production animals need.
Our purpose is to serve the people of Oklahoma with their animal care needs. The Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is made up of a complement of medical facilities: the College of Veterinary Medicine, the Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, and the Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. In addition, Center facilities include the Veterinary Medicine Ranch, specializing in Equine and Bovine Breeding and Reproduction Services, the Equine Research Park, the Wendell Wallace Bovine Research Facility, and the Cohn Family Shelter for Pets.
Areas of Impact
When you make a gift to the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences at Oklahoma State University, you are helping to provide state-of-the-art veterinary medical resources that serve the citizens of Oklahoma, the nation and the world. Below are just a few of the funds that help make a difference in the lives of our students and faculty at the CVHS.
- Veterinary Medicine Fund for Excellence 28-82000
- Veterinary Medicine Hospital Building Success Fund 28-97450
- Veterinary Academic Center 28-97300
- Alumni Affairs Fund 28-83600
- OSU Animal Relief Fund 28-97650
Schools and Departments
Meet the Interim Dean
Interim Dean Dr. Chris Ross
Chris Ross, the associate dean for academic affairs, is serving as the Interim Dean of the Center of Veterinary Health Sciences. Dr. Ross earned his bachelor’s degree, DVM and Ph.D. from the University of Missouri. Prior to coming to Oklahoma State, he was on faculty at Kansas State University. Dr. Ross has been serving Oklahoma State since 2007.
“OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences has for many years focused on training veterinarians who can immediately contribute in any of the variety of roles that DVM’s play in society. Your contribution helps us by ensuring that we provide excellent professional training opportunities that support our core missions.” Chris Ross, Interim Dean, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences
For more information about giving opportunities for the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, contact Heidi Griswold.