Compost Toxicity

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By: Cyndi Ballard Home composting continues to grow in popularity with gardeners and green-minded individuals alike. It’s a free and easy way to lower your carbon footprint, not to mention create plentiful produce and beautiful blooms by adding rich nutrients to your garden  soil. Approximately 30% of what goes into the traditional trash bin, and subsequently […]

Welcome, Dr. Nestor!

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Please join us in extending a warm welcome to the newest member of our Specialty team! Oklahoma Veterinary Specialists is proud to bring aboard Dr. Derek Nestor, Board Certified Internal Medicine Specialist, beginning this November. Dr. Nestor was born and raised in a small town in Iowa, and graduated with his DVM from Iowa State University […]

Meet Dr. Musgrove

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We’ve got a fresh face on the ER team! Please join us in warmly welcoming Dr. Bobbi Musgrove back to Tulsa as an Emergency Veterinarian at OVS. Dr. Musgrove brings us to six ER doctors and we could not be more excited to have her. After graduating from Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine […]

Chemotherapy For Pets

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By: Dr. Corynn Johnson “I just don’t want to put him through that.” This is the most common response we as veterinarians hear when discussing chemotherapy as a cancer treatment option for pets. For most pet owners, their only previous exposure to chemotherapy has been in the treatment of a human loved one’s cancer. This […]

RVTs Give TLC

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By: Cyndi Ballard Imagine a melting-pot job that includes all the duties of a Registered Nurse, Nurse Anesthetist, Physician’s Assistant, Radiology Technician, Laboratory Technician and Dental Hygienist. Now imagine performing those duties for a multitude of animal species instead of humans. That’s precisely the role of a Registered Veterinary Technician (or RVT). RVTs are essential […]

Viagra For Fido?

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It never ceases to raise a giggle or a sideways grin out of the most stoic client. I’ve even had a couple of pharmacists call and ask if I really meant to prescribe that for an animal. Why in the world would a veterinarian write a prescription for Viagra…for a dog? While we all know […]

Preventing Heatstroke in Dogs

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By: Dr. Corynn Johnson We call it the “Dog Days of Summer”, but did you know how dangerous the dog days can be for your dog? Heatstroke is one of the most common emergencies we see at OVS in the summer, and in most cases it’s highly preventable. Unlike humans who lose heat through their […]

Good Luck, Brooke!

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Meet Brooke Hendricks, one of our ER/ICU nurses at OVS. Brooke has been with us for a little under a year while she finishes Veterinary Technology school. When she’s not helping us save lives in the ER or playing with her dogs at home (she prefers the short, long variety), she’s studying for the exams […]

Meet Dr. Schultz

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We promise we haven’t been hiding her. We’ve just been a bit busy around OVS. Nevertheless, we’re super excited to welcome Dr. Jennifer Schultz back to the team as a residency-trained small animal surgeon! After completing an internship at Oklahoma State University, Dr. Schultz started her career with OVS as one of our ER doctors […]

Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips

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As the Fourth of July approaches, it’s important to remember that your pet may not be enjoying the festivities as much as the rest of the family. One activity in particular can cause your pet a great deal of stress and anxiety – fireworks. Loud booms and shaking ground can cause many dogs and cats […]