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Noise Phobia in Dogs

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What is Noise Phobia? Does your dog ever hide in the closet during a thunderstorm? Cower or tremble on the Fourth of July? You may have a pet who suffers from noise phobia, one of many anxiety disorders in dogs. Some animals with noise phobia will also exhibit signs of generalized anxiety, but others are […]

Itchy and Scratchy – Allergies in Pets

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Spring has sprung and summer is right around the corner. With the changing of the seasons comes one of the most common complaints veterinarians hear from clients: “Fluffy scratches and itches 24 hours a day!” When the Oklahoma cottonwoods and wildflowers bloom, the air becomes flush with pollen and other allergens that can make your pet miserably […]

Meet Dr. Pucket

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Please join us in extending the warmest of welcomes to Tulsa’s first full time Veterinary Ophthalmologist, Dr. Jonathan Pucket! Dr. Pucket comes to OVS after working at Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences since 2012. After graduating from OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine and completing his internship there, Dr. Pucket headed to Manhattan, […]

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 […]